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Full Name: Percival Glendinning Scott
Rank Last Held: Lance Corporal
Forename(s): Percival Glendinning
Surname: Scott
Also Known As: Percy Scott
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 7338
Gender: Male
Place of Birth: Riverton, Southland, New Zealand
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Motor painter
Next of Kin: Mr R. C. Scott (father), 133 Clyde Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 133 Clyde Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
Military District: Invercargill
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 20 Canterbury and Otago Battalion
Embarkation Date: 5 January 1940
Place of Embarkation: Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand
Vessel: Dunera
Destination: Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 161
  • Greece
  • Crete
  • Western Desert
Wounds and Diseases: Shot and suffered shrapnel wounds in Crete.
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: SidiRezegh, Libya
Date of Death: 27 November 1941
Age at Death: 23
Year of Death: 1941
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
Grave Reference: 6. A. 13.
Memorial Name: Invercargill Cenotaph, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
Obituary: Sourhland Times
Biographical Notes: Percival Scott was the son of Ralph Scott and of Muriel Scott (nee Glendinning), of Riverton, Southland, New Zealand; husband of Gwendolyn Vera Scott, of Invercargill, Southland.
Description of Image: Portrait, Weekly News 31 December 1941
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
Previous Military Experience: Territorials
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