Allen Humphrey SCOTT DSO, MID**


SCOTT, Allen Humphrey

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 28 August 1914
Last Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Last Unit: 56th Infantry Battalion
Born: April 1891, place not yet discovered
Home Town: Wahroonga, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales
Schooling: Sydney Grammar School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Shot by sniper, Belgium, Zonnebeke vicinity, 1 October 1917
Cemetery: Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood
Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 12
Memorials: Longueville Public School WW1 Honour Roll, Sydney Grammar School WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

28 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 4th Infantry Battalion
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Lieutenant, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Lieutenant, 4th Infantry Battalion
22 Nov 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Major, 4th Infantry Battalion
27 Jan 1916: Honoured Companion of the Distinguished Service Order, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, For conspicuous gallantry in the attack on Lone Pine, Gallipoli Peninsula, on 6th-7th August, 1915. He held on to a very exposed position, till all the wounded had been removed. Later, after a heavy bombing attack in superior force had compelled him to retire, he led a bayonet charge which retook and held the position in face of the enemy's enfilading machine gun fire. This position was of great importance, as linking up the positions captured on either flank
21 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Major, 56th Infantry Battalion
18 Aug 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant Colonel, 56th Infantry Battalion, In command of the 56th Bn
29 Jun 1917: Honoured Mention in Dispatches
4 Oct 1917: Honoured Mention in Dispatches
18 Apr 1918: Honoured Mention in Dispatches

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D S O, Mentioned in Despatches

Son of Donald Allan Hyde Scott and Maria Caroline Scott, of Edgmond, Wahroonga, New South Wales. Native of Tumut, New South Wales.