(Service number 30148)
|First Rank||Last Rank||Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment||Wilson Street, Timaru|
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|Date||14 June 1929||Age||48 years|
|Place of Death||Wellington|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Karori Cemetery, Wellington|
|Memorial Reference||Soldiers Section, Plot 31|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Valentine Scott was the only child of English-born Harry and Ellen (Helen) Elizabeth (née Shirtcliff) Scott. He attended the Timaru Main School, after having been schooled in Sydney. In 1895 he transferred to the Featherston School. Val served in the Home Service Section during World War One.
A descendant, G Scott, recounted:
"Valentine was my grandfather - after WW1 he worked for sometime as a Photographer for the NZ Govt - this was in the early 1920's as best I can ascertain - his work took him up and down the country documenting the growing nation - he was an accomplished photographer with a keen eye, and he took some fantastic 8x10 black and white photographs of subjects that included, amongst other things, Kauri trees in the Far North, Mt Ngaurahoe erupting, The Southern Glaciers - he was also capable of producing some interesting 'trick shots' including one memorable one that depicted himself playing a hand of cards with 4 other gentlemen - all of whom, upon closer inspection, were also himself. Valentine married Julia Doyle and had 3 sons by her, Jack, Clifford, & Ian (all 3 sons now sadly deceased). The family lived at Oroua St, Eastbourne. Valentine passed away from influenza caught whilst attending a rugby match at the Eastbourne Recreation Ground in 1929."
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [10 November 2016]
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