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Scott Allen Wylie
5th Div. Ammunition Col.
Australian Field Artillery
Broken Hill, New South Wales
6 september 1917
Son of Allen Wylie Scott and Mary Constance Marshall Scott, of "Minore," Trevanion St., Five Dock, Sydney, New South Wales
5'9" = 1.75 m
144 lbs = 65.3 kg
Church of England
Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery
Plot VII , Row G , Stone 12
14 september 1915
27 december 1915
1 march 1916
1 april 1916
7 june 1916
15 june 1916
10 july 1916
1 september 1916
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30 june 1917
5 july 1917
6 july 1917
23 july 1917
6 march 1917
6 september 1917
Enlisted at Warwick Farm , New South Wales
Posted to the 11th Reinforcements , 6th Australian Light Horse
With details at Maadi , Egypt
Taken on strength 2nd Reserve Light Horse Regiment ex 6th Light Horse
Transferred to the 15th Field Artillery Bde. and posted as Gunner to the 59th Bty. Australian Field Artillery
Embarked at Alexandria per SS' Ionian ' with the 5th Divisional Base Depot Artillery Reinforcements
Disembarked at Marseille , France
Admitted to the 26th General Hospital at Etaples
Transferred to the 18th General Hospital at Camiers with a venereal disease
Discharged to the 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot at Etaples
Taken on strength 5th Divisional Ammunition Column.
On command at 1st Anzac Trench Mortar School
On leave to England for 10 days
Offence : Failing to appear at place of parade appointed by his commanding officer at 7am and 9 am August 6th, 1917
Award: Forfeits 1 day pay = 5/-
Killed in action
Buried by Revered P.Moore attached to the 5th Divisional Ammunition Column
An eye-witness account of his death by J. Clarke :
' I was with him on the Menin Road on September 6th , 1917.
It was late in the afternoon. We were bringing ammunition up to the Battery on the front.
It was his last trip for the day - he had done four.
His wagon was the next in front of me.
'Fritz' was shelling us all the way up the road.
A shell landed a dozen yards from the horses - he was riding the leader and he and his horses were blown up into the air.
I went to him at once.
He was just breathing his last and was quite unconscious.
he had a bad wound at the back of his head and ine in his shoulder.
We buried him on the left hand side of the Menin Road 1.750 miles from Ypres near Vancouver Dump
We put up a cross with his name and unit on it.'
( later reburied at Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery)