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Max Beerbohm in his Introduction to Dixon Scott's collected essays titled 'Men of Letters'

describes the critic as "... a Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery...It was on October 2nd that he landed there (Gallipoli). And on the 23rd of that month that he died of dysentery, aboard a hospital ship."

My search of the CWGC site turned up 12 casualties (in 1915) listed as D. Scott, but none seem to fit

Can anyone shed further light on this man's service and death?



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Was his actual name Dixon Scott? The reason I ask is because I can't find anything on CWGC, ODGW or Geoff's search engine. However the only officer in the Artillery, called Scott, that died on that day is Walter Scott.......



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Many thanks Les

CWGC show:


Initials: W

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Lieutenant

Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery

Date of Death: 23/10/1915

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 21 and 22.


and R. W. Walker's book 'To What End Did They Die - Officers Died at Gallipoli' also notes that this man was buried at sea

which sort of ties up with death on a hospital ship as mentioned by Max B.

Does anyone else have any further info?



And thanks for the MiC

your posting crossed with mine

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  • 3 years later...

Reviving this thread as i found a reference to its subject as a TF officer in the brigade I am looking into: 3rd West Lancs, later 277th Bde RFA. It did not serve at Gallipoli, but I see from his medal card that he was 'attd A.O.D'.

Can some kind soul please explain this abbreviation?


Answering my own question, perhaps, I see the LLT has Army Ordnance Dept as the origin. Any other thoughts, please?

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