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Herbert Douglas Scanlon was born in 1887 the son of William and Annie Elizabeth Scanlon (née Ackland) who married in 1883 (the marriage was registered in the Basford Registration district) and lived at 3, Mapperley Crescent, Woodborough Road, Nottingham. He was the brother of William, Henry and Dorothy Scanlon. In 1901 the family lived at 12 Trent Boulevard West Bridgford Nottingham. Herbert had emigrated to Australia in 1912 when he was 25 and was 27 when he enlisted in Australia.
He attended High Pavement School.
05 Aug 1916
589514 - CWGC Website
Second Lieutenant
Australian Infantry (AIF)
Herbert Scanlon, enlisted on 30th March 1916 at Mildura, Victoria, Australia and served with 22nd Battalion Australian Imperial Force. He embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on 10th May 1915 on HMAT A38 Ulysses and them from Alexandria on 30th August 1915 to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli. He was promoted to Lance Corporal on 21st September whilst serving on the Gallipoli Peninsular. He disembarked at Murdos on 7th January 1916 . He was promoted to Corporal on 12th January at Tel el Kebir. He left Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force in France on 19th March 1916 , disembarking at Marseilles 26th March 1916. He was promoted to Sergeant on 10th April 1916 whilst serving in France and later promoted to Second Lieutenant on 22nd August 1916. He was killed in action at Pozieres on 5th August 1916 and is buried in Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boiselle Grave Reference: III.E.10.
Nottingham Evening Post, Roll of Honour, 9 September 1916: ‘Scanlon. Killed in action on August 5th, Second-Lieut. H Douglas Scanlon, Australian Imperial Force, second son of Mr Will Scanlon, 663 Carlton-road, aged 28 years. Deeply mourned. A noble life’s sacrifice. In full hope of immortality.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Report published 9th September 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- 'LIEUT. H. D. SCANLON. Mr. Will Scanlon, of Nottingham, this morning [9th September 1916] received intimation from the War Office that his son, Lieut. H. Douglas Scanlon, was killed in action in France on September 5th. [sic] The deceased officer was educated at the Stanley-road Higher Grade School, Nottingham, under Mr. Hugh. He joined the Australian Imperial Force as a private at the outbreak of the war and gained his commission by merit. He was with the Anzacs in Gallipoli where he was gassed.' Notice courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facbook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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