VX71997 William John Rendel Scott, DSO

Date of birth1888-06-21 Bingara, NSW 
Date commissioned  1915-05-05   
WW1 Service 1  1915-05-05  2lieutenant 
WW1 Service 2  1917-04-10  major 20th battalion 
WW1 Service 3  1918-12-19  Embarkation staff officer 
WW1 Service 4  1919-05-01 - 1919-09-06  Pres., Board of Survey and Fitting of Tpt 
Interwar Service 1  1920-01-01  major Reserve of Officers 
Interwar Service 2  1921-03-31  55th battalion 
Interwar Service 3  1922-07-01 - 1922-12-31  commanding officer 55th battalion senior Cdt 
Interwar Service 4  1924-02-20  Unattached List 
Interwar Service 5  1926-07-01  45th battalion 
Interwar Service 6  1927-03-10  commanding officer 45th battalion 
Interwar Service 7  1928-03-01  Unattached List 
Interwar Service 8  1930-10-21  Reserve of Officers 
Interwar Service 9  1935-04-01  IO 2 DB 
Interwar Service 10  1935-10-01 - 1939-08-25  general service officer grade 2 DB 
Interwar Service 11  1939-04-14 - 1939-05-17  (full time  
Career summary 1  1939-12-07  general service officer grade 2 Eastern Command 
Career summary 3  1942-01-13  lieutenant colonel commanding officer 2/21st battalion (Gull Force) 
Appointment  1942-01-13 - 1942-02-02  Battalion: 2/21st; Rank on appointment: lieutenant colonel; Appointed from: AHeadquarters Directorate of Operations; Reason for end of appointment: prisoner of war: Captured Ambon 
Career summary 4  1942-01-16  arrived Ambon 
Career summary 5  1942-02-02  missing in action (reported) 
Career summary 6  1942-02-22  prisoner of war (reported) 
Career summary 7  1945-09-13  arrived Hong Kong ex Hainan 
Career summary 8  1945-10-03  Returned to Australia (Syd) 
Career summary 9  1946-06-26  Reserve of Officers 
Career summary 10  1947-04-02  ED 
Career summary 2    AHeadquarters Directorate of Ops 

Background: Big wheel in Old Guard; Occupation: Insurance Executive