Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Henry Scott

Service number SX10309
Ranks Held Captain, Lieutenant Colonel
Birth Date 16 September 1907
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Broken Hill
Death Date 14 May 1979
Final Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Service Australian Army
Units
  • 2/32nd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 2/48th Australian Infantry Battalion
Place Broken Hill
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1941-12-30
Published in London Gazette in 1945-03-08
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1945-03-15

Rolls

Timeline

Date of birth 16 September 1907
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs) 01 July 1925
Interwar Service 1 01 July 1925 private 27th battalion
Interwar Service 2 03 September 1925 CPlatoon
Interwar Service 3 23 February 1926 SGT
Interwar Service 4 22 September 1926 CQMilitary Secretary
Interwar Service 5 01 February 1928 warrant officerII
Date commissioned 14 July 1932
Interwar Service 6 14 July 1932 lieutenant
Interwar Service 7 11 November 1937 captain
Career summary 1 03 September 1939 full time duty 27th battalion
Career summary 2 01 September 1940 seconded 2/48th battalion
Career summary 3 17 December 1940 arrived Middle East
Career summary 4 02 September 1941 major
Career summary 5 31 March 1942 Mention in Despatches
Career summary 7 1942-10-16 - 1942-11-08 course Middle East Tactical School #5 senior offi
Career summary 6 07 November 1942 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 07 January 1943 SPECIAL DUTY 1
Career summary 9 18 February 1943 Returned to Australia (Freemantle)
Career summary 11 10 August 1943 arrived Milne Bay
Career summary 12 14 September 1943 wounded in action (remained on duty)
Career summary 13 1943-09-22 - 1943-11-17 medical (dermiti
Career summary 14 07 February 1944 Returned to Australia (Townsville )
Career summary 15 14 March 1945 Companion of the Distinguished Service Order
Career summary 16 03 May 1945 arrived Morotai
Career summary 18 1945-09-29 - 1945-12-11 attached Headquarters 24th Bri
Career summary 19 04 December 1945 relinquished command 2/32nd battalion
Career summary 20 1945-12-11 - 1946-04-05 medical (surfeet coronary artery disease)
Career summary 21 29 December 1945 Returned to Australia (medevac) (Syd)
Career summary 22 01 May 1946 Reserve of Officers
Date of death 14 May 1979
Career summary 17 c 1945-06-10 arrived Labuan
Career summary 23 *** Post War Service ***
Citations 2 'For distinguished service during the Lae-Finschhafen campaigns.
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.'
WW2 Service 1 Benghazi
WW2 Service 2 El Alamein
WW2 Service 3 New Guinea