Robert James SCOTT

Regimental number1036
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address3 Station Street, Camberwell, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, R Scott, 3 Station Street, Camberwell, Victoria
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on the night of 20th September, 1917, during the operations south east of YPRES. This N.C.O. was engaged on patrol duty and was given certain definite tasks to perform which he accomplished most successfully despite heavy enemy shelling and machine gun fire. He showed great skill and fearlessness in handling his patrol and was able to obtain and send back to Divisional Headquarters much valuable information.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918