Scott, Richard (4310)

Place of Birth: Glasgow, Scotland

Age: 29 years 6 months

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 13 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 4310            view online service record

Address:
119 Princes Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Francis Scott (father)
74 North Park Street
Glasgow, Scotland

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 29 December 1915
Ship: HMAT Demosthenes A64
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion – 13th Reinforcements

Fate:
KIA: Wednesday, 3 April 1918
Place: France


Private, 46 Infantry, killed in action, 3 April, 1918, France, aged 28, commemorated Millencourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

Father: Francis SCOTT, born Glasgow, Scotland (arrived c. 1910 at 20 years), educated Springbank School, Glasgow. Scott enlisted from 119 Princes Street, father in Scotland as next of kin, occupation shown as master glass blower on Circular. His Attestation suggested he was 29 when he enlisted in July, 1915, but father had him as 28 when he was killed just on three years later.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

Comments

  1. Brian Membrey says:

    Scott appears to have been posted Missing on 11 August, 1916, but later discovered in hospital, subsequently killed around 18 months later …

    “Missing Aug. 11, 1916. He was wounded at Pozieres on the night of Aug. 8th while on a working party. We ran into the German barrage and he walked away fater telling his plas he was wounded in the leg or arm. He did not report at the advanced dressing station, but went right on to Suasage Gully. He wrote to us later to say he was in hosptal and doing well, I think it was one of the Rouen hospitals, but I am not sure (Sgt. L.L. Coulson, 1264, B. Co.)

    “I knew casualty. He ws a man about 5ft 8 ins., well built, fair complexion, about 27 years of age, known as Dick, people live in England … he was shot by a machine gun bullet whichh passed through his head, killing him instatnly. He was buried between Hillecourt and Hellincourt”. (Sgt. R. Waldron, No. 1583, 46th Btn. 6.12.18)

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