SCOTT, John Adam
(Service number 5/626)

Aliases Jack
First Rank Lance Corporal Last Rank


Date *1894 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Dalgety and Co., Timaru
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin J. M. SCOTT (father), Church Street, West Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

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
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 14 November 1964 Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

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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