(Service number 50070)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs K. SCOTT (mother), P. O. Box 22, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||29th Reinforcements Mounted Rifles Brigade|
|Date||13 November 1917|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
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Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Marsden Valley|
|Memorial Reference||Block 01D, Plot 052|
|New Zealand Memorials|
The 1912 Timaru Technical School roll book has an entry for Thornton Scott, giving his address as PO Box 22. He was listed as studying art work, with his occupation being “assistant architect”. His age is hard to decipher, but looks like either 13 or 15 years and 8 months, which would make his age at enlistment in 1917 somewhere between 18 and 20 years.
Probably he left Timaru for the Front on 11 April 1917.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [08 August 2013]; Timaru Herald, 10 April 1917 (Papers Past) [16 September 2014]; Timaru Technical School Rolls (SCRoll web submission from J James, Mountainview High School, 28 March 2015)
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