Arthur Edward SCRUTTON


SCRUTTON, Arthur Edward

Service Number: 2971
Enlisted: 10 June 1916, Place of Enlistment, Sydney, New South Wales.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 54th Infantry Battalion
Born: Petersham, New South Wales, Australia, 31 July 1882
Home Town: Wahroonga, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales
Schooling: Sydney Grammar School, Sydney,New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Chemist
Died: Killed in action, France, 29 March 1917, aged 34 years
Cemetery: Vaulx Hill Cemetery
Place of burial Vaulx Hill Cemetery (Plot III, Row F, Grave No. 19), France Panel number,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, C.S.R. Co`s Childers Mill Roll of Honour, Cairns Cenotaph, Sydney Grammar School WW1 Honour Board, Wahroonga St Andrew's Anglican Church WW1 Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

10 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2971, 54th Infantry Battalion, Place of Enlistment, Sydney, New South Wales.
25 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2971, 54th Infantry Battalion
25 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2971, 54th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Arthur Edward Scrutton was the son of Robert Scrutton and Susannah Scrutton of Koorawatha, Cleveland Street, Wahroonga, and the husband of Elsie Mabel Scrutton, also of Cleveland Street.
He was born at Petersham. He was educated at Sydney Grammar School and his occupation was given as Analytical Chemist. He was killed on the road between Bapaume and Cambrai but there is no record of his burial on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.
A bell in the University of Sydney War Memorial Carillon, number 26, was donated in his honour by Mrs. A.E. Scrutton, Mr. R.L. Scrutton and daughters. This bell also honours a number of others who lost their lives. On the Wahroonga War Memorial he is shown as having enlisted in 1916. His name also appears on the Honour Roll at St. Andrews Anglican Church Wahroonga.