The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Scott
First Name:
Stanley Gordon
Nick Name:
Known as 'Badger' to his family
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX17899
Company:
‘E’ Company, Special Reserve Battalion
Enlisted:
3.12.1941
DOB:
13.01.1921
Place of Birth:
Westonia, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Edward Alexander Scott
Mothers's Name:
Amy Scott
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Butcher
Memorial:
Epitaph, Singapore Memorial, Column 136, Age 21.
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Place of Death:
South-West Bukit Timah
Date of Death:
11.02.1942

General Description

Stanley Gordon Scott known as ‘Badger’ to his family was one of five sons born to Amy France and John William Scott.  Stan’s eldest brother died at the age of 12 years in 1924 and his father John William Scott died the following year in 1925 aged about 35 years. Stan would have been about 4 years old.

Amy Scott (nee France) remarried in 1928 to Edwin ‘Ted’ A Scott.

Stan Scott enlisted 3 December 1941 – in less than three months at the age of 21 years he was KIA at South-West Bukit Timah.  When he left WA on ‘Aquitania’ 16 January for Singapore Stan would barely have had sufficient training in the previous weeks to be prepared for war.  His young death was a tragedy.

One of Stan’s brother also enlisted.  Leonard ‘Len’ Thomas Scott fortunately survived WW2 to return home to his family.

Scott, Stanley Gordon
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