William Scott Jardine

First Name: 
William
Middle Name: 
Scott
Last Name: 
Jardine
Mother's Name: 
Jemima Jardine
Father's Name: 
Robert Jardine
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, April 5, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
13th Battalion
Company: 
20th Reinforcements
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Friday, May 29, 1936
Details: 

William Scott Jardine was born in Scotland, 1875, to Robert and Jemima.

He was employed as Deputy Overman prior to the war.

William and his wife, Catherine (nee Loader) lived on McMillan Street Helensburgh with their four children: Cecil, Elizabeth, William and Myra.

William enlisted on 5 April 1916 at the age of 41. He joined the 13th Battalion, 20th Reinforcements a regiment which he shared with David John Morgans, another Illawarra resident. He embarked from Sydney on 9 September 1916 aboard HMAT Euripides A14.

His time at the front saw him wounded in action to the neck and shoulder as well as being taken as a prisoner of war by the German army. He was officially reported missing in action on 13 April 1917 and by December he was listed as a prisoner of war.

He was released and returned to Australia on 9 February 1919. William received the British War and Victory medals for his service.

William Scott Jardine died on 29 May 1936.

NB. These images have been shared by Wollongong City Gallery following the War and Remembrance project (October 2003 – January 2004).

The purpose of the project was to acknowledge the contributions of Illawarra residents in various wars, conflicts and peacekeeping missions from the Boer War to the present day.

 

Sources: 
Australian War Memorial, First World War Embarkation Rolls – William Scott Jardine, Australian War Memorial Canberra, 2014, http://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1900566/, viewed 11 June 2014.
NAA: B2455, JARDINE WILLIAM SCOTT

Images

Black and white portrait of the Jardine family.
Sepia portrait of soldiers in uniform featuring William Scott Jardine

Add new comment

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.