Name: Archibald Allen Scott
Service Number: 2797
Units Served: 22nd, 57th and 60th Battalions
Archibald Scott was born in Strathalbyn SA in March 1889. His parents were Sarah and Richard Marr Scott who were living in Meningie at the time he enlisted.
Enlistment Details: He enlisted in the army on the 13th July 1915 at Broadmeadows in Victoria.
Details about his role in War:
He embarked from Melbourne on the HMAT Ulysses on the 27th October, 1915 as a member of the 6th Reinforcements of the 22nd Battalion. He was hospitalised in Cairo where he was taken on strength to the 57th Battalion on the 23rd of February 1916. He was then transferred to the newly formed 60th Battalion on 15th March. On the 18th June the battalion embarked from Alexandria to Marseilles where they landed on the 29th June to join the BEF. The first battle the battalion took part in was the disaster at Fromelles on the 19th July, 1916, where there were 5533 casualties including 757 from the 60th. These included Archibald who was reported missing. He was confirmed to have been killed in action by a court of enquiry on 4th August 1917.
Age at Death: 27
Cemetery Details: VC Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles
Grave Reference: Panel 22
Archibald told his parents that he was going to transport some horses to India but instead went to Melbourne to enlist.