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Morris SCOTT

Regimental number1889
Place of birthWellington, New Zealand
Other NamesMaurice
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPrinter
AddressNil
Next of kinMrs K Scott, 87 The Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand
Enlistment date30 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 October 1914
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'At about 9 p.m. on the night of 16th September, 1917, near HOOGE, the battery was being heavily shelled, when a shell set the battery ammunition dump on fire. Sergeant SCOTT left cover and unaided worked for fifteen minutes before he finally succeeded in extinguishing the fire, his hands being burnt whilst so doing. The barrage at the time was exceedingly heavy. By this action Sergeant SCOTT saved what may have been a very dangerous situation, and undoubtedly he saved many rounds of ammunition from destruction. His coolness and disregard for personal danger also set a splendid example to the personnel of the Battery. Sergeant SCOTT's general devotion to duty and gallant conduct have repeatedly been most marked.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 October 1968
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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