Andrew SCOTT MM

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SCOTT, Andrew

Service Number: 808
Enlisted: 18 December 1914, Delamere, South Australia
Last Rank: Bombardier
Last Unit: 1st Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Delamere, South Australia, 29 May 1895
Home Town: Delamere, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia
Schooling: Delamere Public School
Occupation: Farm labourer
Died: Died of wounds (effects of gas), Belgium, 2 November 1917, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
(XXI. HH. 8.) Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Second Valley War Memorial, Yankalilla War Memorial Wall
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World War 1 Service

18 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, SN 808, Delamere, South Australia
12 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 808, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
12 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 808, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Armadale, Melbourne
2 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 15th Field Artillery Brigade
30 Mar 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Driver, 1st Field Artillery Brigade
3 Oct 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Bombardier, 1st Field Artillery Brigade
7 Oct 1917: Honoured Military Medal, Awarded the Military Medal, 9 October 1917 (London Gazette, 28 January, 1918) "On 7 & 8 October 1917 the road leading to the batteries of the 1st AIF Brigade near Zonnebeke was heavily barraged with all calibres of Howitzer fire. Temp Bombardier Scott fearlessly led his ammunition pack train through the barrage on both days and succeeded in getting the ammunition to his battery which at the time was urgently in need of it. His courage and devotion to duty set a magnificent example to all ranks under him.”
2 Nov 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Bombardier, SN 808, Third Ypres

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