Cleve James SCOTT MC

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SCOTT, Cleve James

Service Number: 998
Enlisted: 10 January 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Broughton, South Australia, 4 October 1896
Home Town: Gawler, Gawler, South Australia
Schooling: Gawler Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Draper's assistant
Died: Killed in Action, France, 22 July 1918, aged 21 years
Cemetery: La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Gawler Salvation Army Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

10 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 998, Adelaide, South Australia
9 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 998, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 998, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
24 Jan 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 10th Infantry Battalion
27 Sep 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant
22 Jan 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant
2 Mar 1918: Honoured Military Cross, At Hollebeke, Behaved with coolness and great gallantry...
22 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 10th Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front"

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Biography

Cleve's brother Lieutenant Frank John Scott also an original member of the 10th Battalion (Fighting 10th) was killed in action while leading the Raid on Celtic Wood on 9 October 1917

 

"Lieutenant CLEVE JAMES SCOTT,

second son of James and Felicia Scott, of Gawler, was killed in action on July 22, at the age of 19 he was lieutenant and adjutant of the Gawler Senior Cadets. He enlisted on January 1, 1916, sailing in June as a corporal. Reaching France in November as a sergeant, he forfeited his rank and joined the 10th Battalion, so as to be with his brother, the late Lieutenant Frank J. Scott. The following May he went to Oxford and gained his commission, but on returning to his battalion found that his brother had been killed.  Lieutenant Cleve Scott was awarded the Military Cross on March 1 at Hollebeke. Previous to his death he had been twice wounded. To enlist he left employment with Mr. A. Sheard, draper, Gawler. This firm has an honor roll of five, three of whom. Lieutenant A. Sheard, Lieutenant Cleve J. Scott, and Gunner J. G. Forgie, have made the supreme sacrifice. Mrs. Scott received a letter from her son, signed by General Birdwood, congratulating him on winning the M.C. It stated that he displayed conspicuous gallantry and coolness. His brother, Lieutenant Frank Scott, was killed in France in October, 1917. He was mentioned in dispatches for gallantry, and earned his commission on the field." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 15 Aug 1918 (nla.gov.au)

 

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