SCOTT, Charles Edward
(Service number 6/1396)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||9 December 1889||Place of Birth||Dunedin|
|Address at Enlistment||Post-office, Winchester|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||T. W. SCOTT, 6 Broughton Street, Dunedin|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||2nd Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Date||14 December 1914|
|Transport||Verdala or Willochra or Knight of the Garter|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||25 April 1915||Age||25 yrs|
|Place of Death|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey. Southern Cemetery, Dunedin (memorial on parents' headstone)|
|Memorial Reference||75. Southern Cemetery - Block 7AP, Plot 5|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Winchester War Memorial|
Son of Thomas Walter & Caroline Elizabeth SCOTT, of Kensington, Dunedin. Educated at Forbury School, South Dunedin. First reported missing. Brother Thomas Walter SCOTT also served in WWI. Charles's name is inscribed on the Winchester War Memorial which was unveiled in a touching ceremony on 23 May 1920. The proceedings opened with the Lord's Prayer, followed by the singing of the hymn "Lead Kindly Light" and the laying of wreathes by the school children as the names were read. Several tributes were paid to these brave men who had given their lives in order that others might live in peace.
Cenotaph Database [19 November 2013]; CWGC [19 November 2013]; DCC headstone image, Southern Cemetery [22 November 2013]; Otago Daily Times, 17 June 1915, timaru Herald, 24 May 1920 (Papers Past) [19 November 2013; 13 July 2014].
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