1914-15 Star : Private J W Scott, 18 Battalion, AIF

Accession Number REL30284.001
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Medal
Physical description Bronze
Maker Unknown
Place made United Kingdom
Date made c 1920
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

1914-15 Star. Impressed reverse with recipient's details.

History / Summary

Awarded to 2264 Private John William Scott. Scott enlisted in May 1915. He trained as a signaller at Broadmeadows in Melbourne and sailed to Egypt in September 1915 with 4 Reinforcements, 18 Battalion. In June 1916, on the Western Front, Scott was transferred to 110 Howitzer Battery, 10 Field Artillery Brigade. With the rank of Sergeant he won the French Croix de Guerre in October 1917 and was mentioned in dispatches in May 1918. Scott was wounded whilst serving on the Western Front and was hospitalised twice. Scott received his commission to the rank of Lieutenant in 1919 and remained in France with 41 Battalion for demobilisation purposes. He returned to Australia aboard the SS Euripides in October 1919.