A bit late for ANZAC Day but a sad story of the times.
Albert Stanley Scott,my Grandfathers uncle.
Hailing from Mt Bauple Queensland Australia he enlisted in Maryborough on the 23/9/1914 at the given age of 18 and joined the 15th Battalion.
Being underage his parents had to give their permission for him to enlist.
He was sent to Gallipoli and on the 28/4/1915 he was killed in action.
He is buried in Quinns Post Cemetery,Anzac Cove where his age is recorded as only 17.
As an example of the confusion of the era,after recieving news from the Army of his death,his father sent a letter to the Minister of Defence enquiring as to whether his son was Alive or Dead as the media had reported that he was only wounded.
Alas the latter was true.
The last picture is the actual photo in the issue of the Sydney Mail where the photo of Albert was seen by his parents on the 16/6/1915 which prompted the letter by his father.I got Chills up my bloody spine when i found this !!!
A Brave BOY at a time when we needed them.
Lest We Forget.