1939-45 Star : Petty Officer Stoker W A Scott, Royal Australian Navy

Accession Number REL/04769.001
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Medal
Physical description Bronze
Maker Unknown
Place made United Kingdom
Date made c 1946
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

1939-45 Star. Unnamed as issued.

History / Summary

Petty Officer Stoker William Archibald Scott was born in Sydney on 4 November 1905. He enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy on 3 June 1927 with the service number 18488. During the Second World War he served in HMAS Sydney in the Mediterranean, participating in the engagement with the Italian ship, Bartolemeo Colleoni. He left the Sydney in Fremantle shortly before she was sunk in November 1941. Scott continued to serve in the Navy with his last recorded ship being HMAS Lithgow. He then served with the Royal Australian Fleet Reserve after his discharge on 5 September 1946.