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John William SCOTT

Regimental number2264
Place of birthNewcastle New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDraper
AddressDungog, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, J Scott, Minmi, Newcastle, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Medals

Croix de Guerre (France)

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. On 4th October, `1917, at BROODSENDE RIDGE, east of YPRES, this N.C.O. was in charge of the Specialists who accompanied the Artillery F.O.O. during our Infantry attack. In spite of intense shell and machine gun fire he carried out his duties and maintained visual communication from the Ridge back when all other means failed. His gallant and sterling service was not only of infinite value to the Artillery closely supporting the attack, but set a splendid example to all.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 191
Date: 12 December 1918

Other detailsMedals: Croix de Guerre (France), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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