William Burgess (Billy) SCOTT MM

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SCOTT, William Burgess

Service Number: 6637
Enlisted: 4 September 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 30 October 1899
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: St Mary's, Glenelg
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed In Action, To Be Determined, Bray-sur-Somme, France, 11 August 1918, aged 18 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Glenelg and District WW1 & WW2 Honour Board, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board, Unley Wayville Honor Roll, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

4 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6637, Adelaide, South Australia
24 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6637, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Jan 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6637, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Adelaide
11 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 6637, 50th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"

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Biography

"ON ACTIVE SERVICE.

Private W. B. (Willy) SCOTT, son of Mr. W. Scott, Young-street, Wayville, has been awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous gallantry in France. Private Scott is a member of a Machine Gun Company attached to the 50th Battalion, and is not yet 19 years' old." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 24 Aug 1918 (nla.gov.au)