Scott, Lieutenant Charles William
No 5 Training Sqn AFC
Charles Scott was born in Malvern, Victoria, and was a Clerk living in North Carlton, when he joined the 5th Infantry Battalion on 8 January 1916, two months before his 22nd birthday. He had served in the AMF for four years prior to his enlistment. He left Melbourne on HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916. After arrival in France he was transferred to the 58th Battalion in July, and remained with the unit until January 1917, when he was posted to England for officer training, after which he was commissioned and returned to his unit as Battalion Signalling Officer in March. In May 1918 he applied for pilot training, and was posted to England for flying instruction.
He was killed in an aircraft accident at Leighterton early in the morning of 28 August 1918 while flying as a pupil in Avro 504K D9282 with 2Lt R L Cummings. The aeroplane collided with Avro 504 D6, flown by Cdt E H Jefferys of No 6 Training Sqn. All three airmen were killed.
Lt C W Scott is buried at Leighterton Church Cemetery, Gloucestershire, England.