Ernest Bolney SCOTT

SCOTT, Ernest Bolney

Service Number: 1313
Enlisted: 31 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 58th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brunswick West, Victoria, Australia, September 1895
Home Town: Rutherglen, Indigo, Victoria
Schooling: Rutherglen State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Locomotive Engine Driver
Died: Wounds, No. 2 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, Middlesex, England , United Kingdom, 25 May 1918
Cemetery: Brookwood Military Cemetery, Pirbright, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Plot IV, Row D, Grave No. 17
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, City of Brunswick Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

31 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria
10 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1313, 29th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '16' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Ascanius embarkation_ship_number: A11 public_note: ''
10 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1313, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
19 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 1313, 29th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix), GSW to left elbow
22 Jun 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 58th Infantry Battalion
25 Sep 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 1313, 58th Infantry Battalion, Polygon Wood, SW to both legs (severe) 28/10/1917 left leg amputated, DOW England
25 May 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1313, 58th Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 1313 awm_unit: 58th Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1918-05-25

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK/Scotland/Ireland 

Died on this date – 25th May…… Private Ernest Bolney Scott was born at Brunswick West, Victoria in 1895.

He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 30th July, 1915 as a 20 year old, single, Engine Driver from 160 Weston Street, Brunswick, Victoria.

From Victorian Police Gazette – 25 November, 1915:

From the A.I. Force, at Seymour, on the 13th inst:-
SCOTT, ERNEST BOLNEY, private, 19 10-12 years of age. 5 ft. 4 ½ in. high. Fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes. Born at West Brunswick; enlisted at Melbourne. Next-of-kin – F.F. Scott, 160 Weston-street, Brunswick. -O.2599A. 19th November, 1915.

New Attestation Papers were completed for Private Ernest Bolney Scott on 14th October, 1915.

Private Ernest Bolney Scott, Service number 1313, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on HMAT Ascanius (A11) on 10th November, 1915 with the 8th Infantry Brigade, 29th Infantry Battalion, “D” Company & disembarked at Suez on 7th December, 1915.

He was written up on 9th June, 1916 while posted at Moascar “Disobedience of a lawful command in that he was absent from Parade after being warned to attend.” He was awarded 2 days’ No. 2 Field Punishment.

On 16th June, 1916 Private Scott embarked from Alexandria to join B.E.F. (British Expeditionary Force). He disembarked at Marseilles, France on 23rd June, 1916.

Private Ernest Bolney Scott was wounded in action in France on 17th July, 1916. He was admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital at Wimereux, France on 19th July, 1916 with G.S.W. (gunshot wound/s) to left elbow. Private Scott was transferred to Boulogne on 20th July, 1916 & embarked for England on Hospital Ship St David the same day.

He was admitted to Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, Derby, England on 21st July, 1916 with bullet wound/s to left elbow (for 10 days) then transferred to 5th Northern General Hospital at Leicester (for 7 days) then transferred to No. 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital at Harefield, Middlesex on 8th August, 1916. Private Scott was discharged to No. 1 Command Depot at Perham Downs, Wiltshire on 21st August, 1916 having been classed as fit for duty on 19th August, 1916.

Mr F. F. Scott, 160 Weston Street, Brunswick, Victoria, father of Private Ernest Bolney Scott, was advised by Base Records on 2nd August, 1916 that Private E. B. Scott had been admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital on 19th July, 1916 suffering from gunshot wound to elbow – severe.

Private Scott was taken on strength of No. 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, Wiltshire on 22nd August, 1916. He was marched in to Artillery Training Depot at Parkhouse, Wiltshire on 10th September, 1916. He was taken on strength at No. 1 Camp at Parkhouse on 23rd October, 1916 from Fort Wallington, Fareham.

He was transferred to Artillery Details as Gunner on 24th October, 1916 & was marched out to 15th Training Battalion, Codford, Wiltshire on 25th October, 1916.

Gunner Scott was written up while posted at Hurdcott, Wiltshire – “AWL (Absent without Leave) from 08.30 on 4th December, 1916 till 20.00 on 10th December, 1916. He was awarded 14 days Field Punishment No. 2 & forfeited 21 days’ pay.

On 30th December, 1916 Private Scott proceeded overseas to France via Folkestone from 15th Training Battalion on SS Princess Clementine to reinforce 58th Battalion. He was marched in to 5th A.D.B.D.(Australian Divisional Base Depot) at Etaples, France on 31st December, 1916. Private Scott was marched out from 5th A.D.B.D. on 6th February, 1917 & joined 58th Battalion in the Field on 7th February, 1917.

He reported sick on 11th April, 1917 & was admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance. Private Scott was transferred & admitted to 5th D.R.S. (Divisional Rest Station) on 11th April, 1917. He was discharged to duty on 18th April, 1917. Private Scott rejoined his Unit on 19th June, 1917 from 1st Anzac Reinforcement Camp.

Private Ernest Bolney Scott was wounded in action (2nd Occasion) on 25th September, 1917 at Polygon Wood. He was admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance on 25th September, 1917 with shrapnel wound/s to legs then transferred & admitted to 17th Casualty Clearing Station. He was transferred on 27th September, 1917 & admitted to 1st Canadian General Hospital at Etaples, France on 28th September, 1917. Private Scott was marked for transfer to England on 27th October, 1917 & embarked on Hospital Ship Ville de Liege on 28th October, 1917.

He was admitted to Horton (County of London) War Hospital, Epsom on 28th October, 1917 with shell wounds to both Legs & left leg amputated. He was transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, Kent on 8th February, 1918 then transferred from Dartford to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, Middlesex, England on 21st March, 1918.

Private Ernest Bolney Scott died at 3.45 am on 25th May, 1918 at No. 2 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, Middlesex, England from Pyaemia, a result of wounds received in action.

He was buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, England – Australian Military Burial Ground where around 360 other Australian WW1 War Graves are located.

The Red Cross Wounded & Missing file contains a letter from Registrar of No. 2 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, Middlesex, England which reads: “Re No. 1313 Pte E. B. Scott, 58th Btn. The above soldier was admitted here on 21.3.’18. His history papers show that he was wounded in Belgium on 25.9.’17, and his left leg was amputated on the same day. He unfortunately developed septicaemia from his unhealed stump and died on the 25.5.’18. His remains were interred at Brookwood on 28.5.’18. It is, I may say the only death we have had here in the last eighteen months and we very much regret that we should have to record it.”

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)



Ernest Bolney SCOTT was born in 1895 in Melbourne, Victoria

His parents were Francis Fraser SCOTT and Elizabeth Rosena KINSMORE

"...1313 Private Ernest Bolney Scott, 29th Battalion. An engine driver from Brunswick, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte Scott embarked with D Company from Melbourne on HMAT Ascanius on 10 November 1915. Later wounded in action, he was invalided to England. Following his recovery he transferred to the 57th Battalion and was wounded in action for the second time. Evacuated to England once more, he became dangerously ill due to his wounds and died on 25 May 1918, aged 22, and was buried in the Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey, England..." - SOURCE (