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SCOTT George Wilfred

Service number 7590

George returned to Australia on the 22ndAugust 1919. Discharged on the 7thNovember 1919.

On the 13thAugust 1918 George was wounded in action, a gunshot wound to the left forearm.

In June 1921 he requested his medals be posted to his father C/O Mr E Wright, Officer P.O., Victoria.

In 1923 George married Alice Myrtle Little.

In 1924 he was employed at a Butter Factory, Dandenong. Then in 1931 George lived at 71 Edwin Street, Heidelberg, employed as a gravedigger.

On the 19th December 1958 he made application for war benefits under the Repatriation Act.

Pakenham Gazette (22nd June 1917)

“Mr G Stevens of Pakenham has enlisted for active service; the name of Mr GW Scott of Beaconsfield also appears in yesterday’s list of recruits.”

Died on the 7thSeptember 1983 at Greensborough, Victoria.

Cremated on the 9thSeptember 1983 at Fawkner Cemetery, Victoria.

Name SCOTT, George Wilfred
Service Number 7590
Rank Private
Roll 8 Infantry Battalion 24 & 25 Reinforcements (February-November 1917)
Conflict First World War 1914-1918
Embarked 21stNovember 1917
City Melbourne
Ship HMAT Nestor A71
Age 21 years
Birth Place 1896, Newlyn, Victoria
Father Frederick William Scott, Beaconsfield, Victoria
Mother Emma Louisa (May) Scott
Religion Methodist
Occupation Dairy Farmer
Residence Beaconsfield, Victoria
Enlisted 20thJune 1917
Height 5 feet, 9 inches
Complexion Fresh; Eyes- Hazel; Hair- Light Brown