Lieutenant William Norman Eric SCOTT

Service No: 859
Born: Elsternwick VIC, August 1894
Enlisted in the Army: 19 August 1914
Unit: No. 3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Died: Air Operations, France, 2 December 1917, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Arthur and Margaret Scott. Native of Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia
Place of Association: Elsternwick VIC
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Considering the danger and the strain, No. 3 Squadron lost astonishingly few men and machines. Captain H. H. Storrer and Lieutenant W. N. E. Scott (observer) were killed near the aerodrome on December 2nd in a sudden squall, which carried them into the brick wall of the Bailleul cemetery as they were starting out on an artillery-patrol (1).  Another machine immediately set off on that duty.

(1) RE8 aircraft A3755

Extract from Cutlack, F.M. (Frederic Morley) The Australian Flying Corps in the Western and Eastern Theatres of War 1914-8, Angus and Robertson Ltd Sydney, 1941 – Page 199


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, SCOTT W N E
National Archives UK RA Casualty Book AIR 1/968 page 426, 252755


Muller, P. (Peter) and Hutchinson, J. (John) Secrets Revealed: a brief history of No. 3 Squadron RAAF, Lutheran Publishing House Adelaide SA 5000, 1991
Wrigley, H.N. (Henry Neilsen) (6) The Battle Below: Being the history of No. 3 Squadron AFC, Errol G. Knox Sydney NSW, 1935

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