Victor Joseph TRUSCOTT

Regimental number3629
Date of birth4 January 1894
Place of birthLong Gully, Bendigo, Victoria
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
SchoolState School, Bendigo, Victoria
OccupationLetter carrier
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary J Truscott, 36 Casley Street, Long Gully, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as Sergeant with Citizen Military Forces, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBendigo, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentActing Sergeant
Unit name21st Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateDied of disease 11 December 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death22.11
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot XX, Row F, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph Grigg and Mary Jane TRUSCOTT, 36 Casley Street, Long Gully, Bendigo, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 26 February 1916.

Reverted to the ranks, 5 March 1916.

Promoted Sergeant, Ferry Post, 25 March 1916.

Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, 1 May 1916 (influenza); discharged to unit, and rejoined unit, Duntroon Plateau, 5 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Temporarily detached to School of Instruction, 10 July 1916; rejoined unit, in the field, 15 July 1916.

Admitted to St John Ambulance Brigade Hospital, Etaples, 2 December 1916 (trench foot).

Died of disease, 7.15 am, 9 December 1916 (trench foot and septic pneumonia).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, TRUSCOTT Victor Joseph