Daniel MacDonald SCOTT MM

Daniel MacDonald Scott MM Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Scotland
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Labourer
Enlisted
25-January-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
21
Status
Single
Service No
2013
Rank
Private
Unit
9th Battalion, 5th Reinforcements
Embarked
25-April-1915
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Highest rank
Sergeant
Honours and Awards
Military Medal
Fate
How Died
Died of wounds
Date
20-June-1918
Place
Strazeele, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial.

 

Daniel Scott served at Gallipoli from June to September 1915 when he contracted dysentery and was hospitalised in Malta and England. He re-joined his unit in France in April 1916. In August he was wounded in action and evacuated to England, re-joining his unit in December. His bravery at Levantie in July 1917 earned him the Military Medal. On 20 June 1918 in France he was wounded in action at Strazeele and evacuated to the 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station where he died the same day.

 

Military Medal citation: "His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to award the Military Medal for bravery in the Field." (Awarded 17 July 1917)