William Alexander SCOTT


SCOTT, William Alexander

Service Number: 2797
Enlisted: 3 August 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion
Born: Portland, Victoria, June 1887
Home Town: Hamilton, Southern Grampians, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Coachsmith
Died: Killed in Action, Pozières, France, 26 August 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

3 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2797, Melbourne, Victoria
5 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2797, 21st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2797, 21st Infantry Battalion, RMS Moldavia, Melbourne
26 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 2797, 21st Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...2797 Private Alexander William Scott, 6th Reinforcements, 21st Battalion, of Hamilton, Vic, aged 28 years. Pte Scott enlisted on 3 August 1915 and embarked from Melbourne aboarad HMAT Moldavia on 5 October 1915. He later served as a corporal and died of wounds on 26 August 1916 in France." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)