SCOTT, Thornton
(Service number 50070)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Shepherd
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs K. SCOTT (mother), P. O. Box 22, Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 29th Reinforcements Mounted Rifles Brigade
Date 13 November 1917
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

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 Age 69 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Marsden Valley
Memorial Reference Block 01D, Plot 052
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

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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