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Stanley Albert Scott

Information about birth

Year of birth:
1894
Place of birth:
Malvern, Victoria, Australia

General information

last known residence:
Malvern, Victoria, Australia
Profession:
Assembler
Religion:
Church of England

Army information

Country:
Australia
Force:
Australian Imperial Force
Rank:
Private
Service number:
5411
Enlistment date:
05/07/1915
Enlistment place:
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Units:
 —  Australian Infantry, 22nd Bn. (Victoria)  (Last known unit)

Information about death

Date of death:
07/10/1917
Place of death:
Zonnebeke Lake, Belgium
Cause of death:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Age:
23

Memorial

Distinctions and medals 2

Points of interest 4

#1 Place of birth
#2 Last known residence
#3 Enlistment place
#4 ‘Place of death’

My story

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.

Sources 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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