SCOTT, John Adam
(Service number 5/626)
|First Rank||Lance Corporal||Last Rank|
|Date||*1894||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment||Dalgety and Co., Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||J. M. SCOTT (father), Church Street, West Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||1st Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Army Service Corps|
|Date||9 November 1915|
|Transport||Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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|Date||14 November 1964||Age|
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John Adam SCOTT was the eldest child of John Henry Scott and Isabella Agnes Millar. His siblings were Thomas Cuthbert (1896-1979), Janie Margaret (1900-1927), Robert Stuart-Chalmers (1903 – 1977) and William James (1907-1979). He married Olive Wanaka Bryan and they had no children.
He left Timaru in October 1915 to go into training camp. He was one of a large group who received a very enthusiastic farewell when they assembled in the drill shed for afternoon tea. The Ven. Archdeacon Jacob said that they were going to answer the call of duty and to help the brave boys who had gone before them and who were doing such splendid work. They were going to fight for King and country, to fight in the cause of right. They marched to the railway station, with the 2nd South Canterbury Regimental Band playing some soul-stirring patriotic airs. "Brave lads," said the Mayor in a voice broken with emotion, ". . . . . We are proud of you for the gallant way you have come forward to assist the Empire in its time of need, .. . . . You are going forward to fight .. . for truth, liberty and justice. . . ."
John SCOTT duied in 1964, and is buried in the Timaru Cemetery along with his wife. His last residing address was 21 Hatton Street, Timaru.
Cenotaph Database [08 August 2013]; Timaru Herald, 6 & 14 October 1915 (Papers Past) [05 October 2014]; SCRoll web submission from J Strand, 23 April 2015
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