SX10309 Thomas Henry Scott

Date of birth1907-09-16 Broken Hill NSW 
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs)  1925-07-01   
Interwar Service 1  1925-07-01  private 27th battalion 
Interwar Service 2  1925-09-03  CPlatoon 
Interwar Service 3  1926-02-23  SGT 
Interwar Service 4  1926-09-22  CQMilitary Secretary 
Interwar Service 5  1928-02-01  warrant officerII 
Interwar Service 6  1932-07-14  lieutenant 
Date commissioned  1932-07-14   
Interwar Service 7  1937-11-11  captain 
Career summary 1  1939-09-03  full time duty 27th battalion 
Career summary 2  1940-09-01  seconded 2/48th battalion 
Career summary 3  1940-12-17  arrived Middle East 
Career summary 4  1941-09-02  major 
Career summary 5  1942-03-31  Mention in Despatches 
Career summary 7  1942-10-16 - 1942-11-08  course Middle East Tactical School #5 senior offi 
Career summary 6  1942-11-07  temporary lieutenant colonel, commanding officer 2/32nd battalion 
Appointment  1942-11-07 - 1945-12-04  Battalion: 2/32nd; Rank on appointment: temporary lieutenant colonel; Appointed from: major 2/48th battalion ; Reason for end of appointment: acting command: 24th Brigade 
Career summary 8  1942-11-24 - 1942-12-10  medical (scabies) 
Career summary 10  1943-01-07  SPECIAL DUTY 1 
Career summary 9  1943-02-18  Returned to Australia (Freemantle) 
Career summary 11  1943-08-10  arrived Milne Bay 
Career summary 12  1943-09-14  wounded in action (remained on duty) 
Career summary 13  1943-09-22 - 1943-11-17  medical (dermiti 
Career summary 14  1944-02-07  Returned to Australia (Townsville ) 
Career summary 15  1945-03-14  Companion of the Distinguished Service Order 
Career summary 16  1945-05-03  arrived Morotai 
Career summary 18  1945-09-29 - 1945-12-11  attached Headquarters 24th Bri 
Career summary 19  1945-12-04  relinquished command 2/32nd battalion 
Career summary 20  1945-12-11 - 1946-04-05  medical (surfeet coronary artery disease) 
Career summary 21  1945-12-29  Returned to Australia (medevac) (Syd) 
Career summary 22  1946-05-01  Reserve of Officers 
Career summary 17  c 1945-06-10  arrived Labuan 
WW2 Service 3    New Guinea 
WW2 Service 1    Benghazi 
WW2 Service 2    El Alamein 
Citations 3    Lt/Col SCOTT as CO of 2/32 Aust Inf Bn, commanded the battalion during the Lae-Finschhafen operations, displayed marked ability and determined leadership. His efficient handling of his command led to the destruction of large numbers of the enemy in several successful operations. He continually operated with his most forward troops, thus enabling the rapid utilisation of information gained by reconnaissance. his conduct was a source of inspiration to the men under his command.' 
Career summary 23    *** Post War Service *** 
Citations 2    'For distinguished service during the Lae-Finschhafen campaigns. 
Date of death1979-05-14  

Militia Number: 387001; Occupation: Clerk