Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsjahr:
1894
Geburtsort:
Malvern, Victoria, Australia

Allgemeine Informationen

last known residence:
Malvern, Victoria, Australia
Beruf:
Mechaniker
Religion:
Church of England

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
Australia
Truppe:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Private
Dienstnummer:
5411
Einberufung datum:
05/07/1915
Einberufung ort:
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Einheiten:
 —  Australian Infantry, 22nd Bn. (Victoria)  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
07/10/1917
Sterbeort:
Zonnebeke Lake, Belgien
Todesursache:
Im Kampf gefallen
Alter:
23

Gedenkstätte

Auszeichnungen und Orden 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Punkte von Interesse 4

#1 Geburtsort
#2 Letzter bekannter Wohnort
#3 Einberufung ort
#4 "Todesort"

Meine Geschichte

Stanley Albert Scott, a former assembler, was born in March 1894 in Malvern, Victoria, Australia. He was the son of Albert George and Laura Scott and was married to Doris V. Scott. On July 5, 1915 he enlisted in Melbourne, Victoria and embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on July 28, 1916, with the 14th reinforcement of the 22nd Battalion, part of the 6th Australian Brigade of the 2nd Australian Division.

On the 4th of October 1917 the 2nd Australian Division participated in the Battle of Broodseinde, a phase in the Third Battle of Ypres. The 22nd Battalion was part of the 6th Brigade, which attacked on the right of the divisional front. The 22nd Battalion would take the first objective, the red line. Once they had taken this line, the 24th would pass through the 22nd on the right and the 21st would do the same on the left. The Battalion assembled before the attack at the jumping-off positions in front of Tokio, but soon moved closer to the road leading to Tokio on account of German artillery fire on and around Albania. They made use of shell holes and old trench systems to form a line. After the attack on October 5, the 22nd Battalion was relieved by the 20th Battalion. The days which followed were most miserable, the weather was abominable, and regular downpours made the battle ground a quagmire. On October 7, the 22nd Battalion moved forward to relieve the 18th Battalion. Movement to the front line was through a communication trench, in parts waist deep in mud.

Stanley Albert, aged 23, was killed in action on the evening of October 7, 1917; after he was hit by a shell. Private Scott was buried where he fell, South of Zonnebeke Lake (28.D.28.a.40.20), where his name was mentioned on a cross. His remains were not recovered or identified after the war. Stanley Albert Scott has no known grave and is remembered on panel 23P of the Menin Gate Memorial.

Quellen 5

22nd Battalion Australian Infantry (Australian War Memorial, Campbell (AWM), AWM4 23/39/26).
https://www.awm.gov.au/
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6th Brigade Australian Infantry (Australian War Memorial, Campbell (AWM), AWM4 23/6/26).
https://www.awm.gov.au/
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Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Enquiry Bureau (Australian War Memorial, Campbell (AWM), RCDIG1064166).
https://www.awm.gov.au/
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First Australian Imperial Force Personnel Dossiers, 1914-1920 (National Archives of Australia, Canberra (NAA), B2455).
https://www.naa.gov.au/
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Unit embarkation nominal rolls, 1914-18 War (Australian War Memorial, Campbell (AWM), AWM8).
https://www.awm.gov.au/
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