Leslie James Scott was born and grew up in Annandale, living at ‘Allora’ on Pritchard Street. He was a part of Village Church (then St Aidan’s) Sunday School and was a student at Fort Street High School.
Leslie worked for the Postal Department. He enlisted from Goulburn so may have been working there at the time. He was 23 years old when he embarked for the war.
Leslie was killed by a shell at Ypres, Belgium on October 3, 1917. His brother, Bertram Scott, survived the war and returned to Australia on May 12, 1919 without Leslie.
On October 6, 1918, a lectern was dedicated in his memory, described by the Reverend Rook as “a beautiful oak eagle lectern.”
Leslie was one of the approximately 1200 Annandale men who served in World War I.
Information taken from:
The AIF Project (https://www.aif.adfa.edu.au/showPerson?pid=269035)
Annals from Aidan’s in Annandale (http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/34897442?q&versionId=43286545)
Australian War Memorial (https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1810277/)