Thomas Richard SCOTT

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SCOTT, Thomas Richard

Service Number: 4536
Enlisted: 22 February 1916, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Capel, Western Australia, 9 June 1892
Home Town: Bunbury, Bunbury, Western Australia
Schooling: Capel Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Franvillers, France, 1 June 1918, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Capel War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

22 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
31 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4536, 28th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
31 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4536, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Fremantle
1 Jun 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4536, 26th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

"SCOTT.- Killed in action somewhere in France, on June 1, 1918, Private T. R. Scott, dearly beloved, third son of Mrs. S. McTaggatt, Capel, brother of Blanche, May, and Ellen, Bunbury, Fred. (killed in action), Dave (on active service), and Ernie (returned), aged 26 years; after two years and three months on active service.

"Rest well, brave heart." we softly say;

Ye who for us your life laid down; The angels know your grave to-day;

And weave for you the victor's crown. -Inserted by his sorrowing mother, sisters, and brothers." - from the West Australian 24 Jun 1918 (nla.gov.au)

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