SCOTT, Robert Henry William
(Service number 83787)
|First Rank||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||6 March 1895||Place of Birth||Geraldine|
|Date||20 July 1917||Age||22 yrs|
|Address at Enlistment||Greenvale, Geraldine|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Marital Status||Height 5 feet 7 inches. Weight 140 lbs. Chest measurement 33-36 inches. Complexion fair. Eyes blue. Hair brown. Eyes both 6/6. Hearing and colour vision normal. Limbs and chest well formed. Full movement of joints. Heart not normal. Lungs normal. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids. inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily and mental health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of his duties - No' Slight defect(s) but not sufficient to cause rejection. No fits. Assessed as Class C2. V D H. .|
|Next of Kin||Mrs H. SCOTT (mother), Greenvale, Geraldine|
|Medical Information||Height 5 feet 7 inches. Complexion fair. Eyes blue. Hair brown.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||D Company 46 Reinforcements|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||22 November 1918||Reason|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
8 July 1918 at Featherston, history of weak chest and cough - "No physical signs" and never had medical attendance in his life.
|Date||12 August 1977||Age||82 yrs|
|Place of Death||Timaru|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Geraldine Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 373, Plot 2|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Robert Henry William SCOTT was a son of Henry and Jessie SCOTT. Robert forfeited 5 days pay for being absent without leave while on Active Service at Featherston Military Camp, on 26 October 1918. He was issued with a Certificate of Leave in lieu of Discharge (he had served only in New Zealand). At this time he was stated to be of good character.
NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives ref. AABK 18805 W5553 0102719) [12 August 2014]; Headstone image Geraldine Cemetery (Timaru District Council) [09 August 2014]
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