SCOTT, Walter Lindsay
(Service number 63427)

Aliases Often spelt Linzie
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Date 13 January 1882 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date 2 July 1917 Age
Address at Enlistment Kauroo Hill, Maheno
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single on enlistment; married 6 days before embarkation.
Next of Kin Mrs Emily Ada SCOTT (wife), Matakana Lower
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information Height 5 feet 10 inches. Weight 178 lbs. Chest measurement 37-40½ inches. Eyes blue. Hair dark brown, slightly bald. Sight - both eyes 6/6. Hearing & colour vision both normal. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. Illnesses - trivial. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccination mark - left. Good bodily & mental health. No slight defects. No dits. Fit Class A.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 32nd Reinforcements F Company
Date 21 November 1917
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Campaigns Western European - Army of Occupation 1918-1919
Service Medals British War Medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

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Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date 26 June 1919 Reason On Termination of Period of Engagement.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 31 January 1954 Age 72 years
Place of Death 20 Brougham Street, Sydenham, Christchurch
Notices Timaru Herald, 1 February 1954
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Walter Lindsay Scott was the second son of James Kinnear and Jessie Elizabeth (née McConnachie) Scott, of Winchester.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [11 December 2018]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives ref. AABK 18805 W5553 0102770) [11 December 2018]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [11 August 2014]; Timaru Herald, 1 & 6 February 1954 (Timaru District Library) [11 December 2018]; Temuka Leader, 24 December 1891, 6, 20 & 22 August 1903, 7 January 1909, 29 December 1910, Oamaru Mail, 13 March 1909, 14 April 1910, 10 August 1911, 13 April 1914, 11 July 1917, 11 & 21 August 1917, North Otago Times, 20 April 1916, 7 June 1917, 11 July 1917, 22 August 1917, Otago Daily Times, 11 July 1917, Auckland Star, 5 December 1917 (Papers Past) [11 & 12 December 2018]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [11 December 2018]; NZ Electoral Rolls ( [12 December 2018]

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