Edmond Henry SCOTT DCM

Edmond Henry Scott DCM Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Cunnamulla
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Storeman
Enlisted
11-May-1915
Place
Enoggera
Age
24
Status
Single
Service No
2624
Rank
Private
Unit
4th Light Horse Regiment Field Ambulance
Embarked
16-June-1915
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Fate
Returned to Australia
November 1918
Notes

Edmond Scott arrived in France in March 1916. He was awarded the DCM in December 1917. In March 1918 he was wounded in a gas attack and hospitalised in England. He re-joined his unit in June but soon after was wounded in his abdomen and right arm. Following several months in hospital in France and England he was invalided to Australia.

 

Distinguished Conduct Medal citation: "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as a runner. During an enemy attack he was sent with another runner to get in touch with posts on the right that were being hard pressed. One post turned out to be occupied by the enemy, who surrounded the runners. He, however, bombed his way out and got in touch with the other post. Though again surrounded on his way back, he got through and delivered his message to the company commander." (Awarded 15 December 1917)