SCOTT, Isabella Young
(Service number 22/307)

Aliases Sometimes known as Bella.
First Rank Nurse Last Rank Sister


Date 4 August 1872 Place of Birth Edendale

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Private Hospital, Mataura
Occupation Matron, Private Hospital
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin James SCOTT (father), Nithdale, Kaiwera P .O., Southland
Religion Presbyterian
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 Hospital Ship No 1, Maheno (Second Charter)
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Campaigns Egyptian
Service Medals British War medal; Victory Medal
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 8 April 1919 Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

18 November 1917 admitted to 2nd New Zealand General Hospital at Walton-on-Thames, England - sore throat. 2 December 1917 she was disvharged to duty. 20 November 1918 again discharged to duty.

Post-war Occupations


Date 12 August 1951 Age 79 years
Place of Death Gore
Memorial or Cemetery Gore Cemetery
Memorial Reference Block 84, Plot 54
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Isabella Young Scott, born on 4 August 1872 at Edendale, Southland, and known at times as Bella, was the eldest child and only daughter of James Scott and his first wife, Jane née Lorimer. Her mother died in 1883, leaving five young children. When James married again, to Letitia Anderson, Isabella gained a half-sister. Sister Isabella Young Scott gave three years and 82 days of service in World War I, all but 54 days overseas.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [27 December 2017]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives ref. AABK 18805 W5553 0102588) [19 January 2018]; NZ BDM Indexes Department of Internal Affairs [27 December 2017]; School Admission records (Southland & Dunedin branches NZSG) [27 December 2017]; Probate record (Archives NZ/FamilySearch) [28 January 2018]

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