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Full Name: Victor Richard Stanley Scott
Rank Last Held: Lieutenant
Forename(s): Victor Richard Stanley
Surname: Scott
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 10275
Gender: Male
Place of Birth: Thames, Coromandel, New Zealand
First Known Rank: Second Lieutenant
Occupation before Enlistment: Farmer
Next of Kin: H.J.W. Scott (brother), Ngarua, Waitoa, Thames Valley, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 12th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, J Company
Embarkation Date: 6 May 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Mokoia or Navua
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: 31
Page on Nominal Roll: 7
Last Unit Served: Auckland Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Place of Death: Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death: 4 October 1917
Age at Death: 30
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Reference: IX.H.18.
Obituary: "Lieutenant V. R. S. Scott, killed in action, left with the twelfth reinforcements as second lieutenant, gaining promotion on the field in June. Prior to his enlistment he was farming in the Waikato. He leaves a widow." (Auckland Weekly News, 1 November 1917, p. 22)
Biographical Notes: Son of William Greer and Elizabeth Scott, of Ngarua. Husband of Ruby Scott.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used: Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
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