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Charles John Scott was born in Scarsdale, Victoria, was single and a Miner when he enlisted in the 14th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement on 5 August 1915 at the age of 19. He was admitted to the 2nd Australian Hospital on 14 January 1917, suffering bronchitis, and re-joined his unit from furlough a month later on 15 February.
He was awarded the Military Medal for æmeritorious service and devotion to duty. Near BELLICOURT from 29th September 1918 to 1st October 1918, this Sapper acted as runner between his section Officer in the line and Company Commander. He maintained communication when all other means were stopped and although suffering from the effect of gas, he manfully carried on his duties. It was largely owing to his untiring efforts that communication was so successfully maintained throughout the operations.'
He returned home to Australia aboard the Themistocles on 29 May 1919.
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