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Robert William Henry Scott

Scott one of greatest to pull on No 15 jersey

Bob Scott

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert William Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Scott AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bob AWMM
  • Service number
    281904 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Waka
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 February 1921 AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM School Road, Morningside, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.J. Scott (mother), C/o W. Motion, Pokeno, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 12 December 1942 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • North Africa AWMM
    • Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    281904 AWMM
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    • Husband of Irene

      Member of the famous 2NZEF "Kiwis" rugby team. The team played games in Britain, Ireland, France, Germany and New Zealand in 1945-46

      All Black in 1946-47, 1949-50, 1953-54

      Bob Scott is acknowledged as one of the greatest rugby players to have represented New Zealand AWMM
    • After working in a warehouse from the age of 13 he enlisted in the New Zealand Army when the Second World War started. He was posted to the Motor Transport Pool in Auckland. They had a team which entered Auckland's senior rugby union competition, and in 1941 won the Gallaher Shield. In 1942 he was posted to Egypt with the Army Service Corps in the New Zealand Division as a truck driver. He served in North Africa and Italy, and described driving trucks of ammunition to the front lines as the most lonely experience of his life.

      Company rugby teams within the New Zealand Division competed in a tournament called the Freyberg Cup – named after Lieutenant-General Bernard Freyberg who commanded the division. Scott was in the Ammunition Company team that made the Freyberg Cup final in 1944. Although they lost the final to the 22nd Division, Scott, who played at fullback was selected to trial for the Army's Kiwis team.

      During World War II, he served in Italy and was one of the players in the New Zealand Army rugby team along with Bob Stuart as fullback. As an All Black in 1946 he toured Australia and later South Africa Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 August 2015 -
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About death

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  • Death
    16 November 2012 AWMM
    Age 91 AWMM
    TairuaCoromandel District AWMM
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  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 19 November 2012 AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • Chester, R., McMillan, N. & Palenski, R. (2005). The encyclopedia of New Zealand rugby. Auckland, N.Z.: Hodder Moa. (4th ed.) AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Taylor, A. (1998). The New Zealand roll of honour : New Zealanders who have served their country in peace and war : 150 years, 1845-1995. Auckland, N.Z.: Roll of Honour Publications. AWMM
    • Cooke, P. (2001). Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s. Wellington, N.Z.: Defence of New Zealand Study Group. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 9: WW2 354 AWMM
    • Taylor, A. (1998). The New Zealand roll of honour : New Zealanders who have served their country in peace and war : 150 years, 1845-1995. Auckland, N.Z.: Roll of Honour Publications. AWMM
      Taylor, A. (1998). p.948-49 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 19 November 2012 AWMM


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24 March 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
29 August 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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