Also known as
WWI 12/459 AWMM
Date of birth
Place of birth
Address before enlistment
Pre 11 August 1914 AWMM Waihou, New Zealand AWMM
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
Robert Scott (father), The Ranche, Ngarua, via Waitoa, New Zealand AWMM
Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM
POW liberation details
POW serial number
- Height, Unknown Period AWMM
5 feet 10 inches AWMM
- Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
149 pounds AWMM
- Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
- Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
- Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
- Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
Wounded in action and hospitalised 30 April 1915 AWMM
- Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
Son of Robert and Jane Lockhart Scott, of The Ranch, Ngarua, Waitoa, Hamilton.
Disembarked SS Waimana 3 December 1914.
Appointed Lance Corporal at Ismalia 6 March 1916.
Embarked from Alexandria for Dardanelles 12 April 1915.
Wounded in action at Dardanelles and admitted to Military Hospital at Ras-el-tin in Alexandria with gunshot wound to knee 30 April 1915. Transferred to England from the Middle East and admitted to No. 1 Southern General Hospital at Birmingham 16 May 1915. Discharged from hospital and marched into NZ Command Depot at Codford 1 September 1915.
Returned to duty 1 September 1915 at New Zealand Command Depot at Codsford
Embarked 16 September embarked for the Dardenelles from England, rejoining unit at Mudras on 28 September 1915.
Embarked for France from Port Said on 6 April 1916.
Appointed Temporary Corporal in the field, France, on 28 October 1916.
Promoted to Corporal 16 January 1917.
Attached to strength of New Zealand Divisional HQs for duties with Camp Commandant 15 March 1917.
Detached to School of Instruction 1 November 1917
Granted leave to the UK 14 December 1917.
Rejoined Divisional HQs from leave 3 January 1918.
Attached for duty at Gas Corps School 16 February 1918.
Marched into NZ Base Depot at Etaples 28 March 1918.
Transferred to No 2 Entrenching Battalion 1 April 1918.
Reported missing from the No. 2 Entrenching Battalion, but thought to be a Prisoner of War on 12 April 1918.
Transcript of Telegram sent 28.10.1918. " To J.L. Scott
The Ranche Ngarua Waitoa
Regret to advise you cable received this day reports that 12/459 R. Scott was Killed in action April 16th finding of Court of Enquiry. Please accept my sincerest sympathy on the loss what you and new Zealand has suffered. J. Allen
Ministry of Defence"
Court of Enquiry found him Killed in Action on 16.4.1918
At a Court of Enquiry held on 18 October 1918 it was found that as Sgt. Scott had been missing for a period of six months and in that time no information had been received concerning him, nor had he ever been reported as a Prisoner of War, he was therefore believed Killed in Action on or about 16 April 1918. AWMM
Date of death
Age at death
Place of death
Cause of death
- Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium AWMM
- Te Aroha First World War Memorial, Kenrick Street, Te Aroha. AWMM
- Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
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