4/307 and 2/2258 Sapper/Driver Harold Robert Scott NZEF
NZEF Trio - Samoa/Western Front
1914/15 Star Trio issued to Harold Robert Scott for his service during the taking of Samoa in August 1914 and his subsequent service on the Western Front with the New Zealand Field Artillery. The groups comes with his two discharge certificates.
Robert Harold Scott was born in Wellington on 15th October 1889. Note, his name is recorded as Robert Harold on birth records, records after 1922 and death records - it is unclear why his Christian names were reversed throughout his WW1 service.
Scott was employed as a 'journeyman' plumber when he enlisted for service with the Samoan Expeditionary Force in August 1914. He served during the invasion of Samoa with No. 4 Company, New Zealand Field Engineers, returning to New Zealand in March 1915. He subsequently re-attested for service, and was posted to the New Zealand Field Artillery, 7th Reinforcements.
After briefly servingin Egypt, Scott transferred to the Western Front as a driver with the NZ Field Artillery. He saw service in France throughout the war on the Western Front with 13th Battery, NZ Field Artillery. He appears to have had only one period of leave in the UK, and was still in the field when the war came to a close in November 1918.
After the war he married Nellie Francis Bulpertt, and continued working as a plumber. He died on 5th May 1963 and his ashed were buried in the serviceman's section of Karori Cemetery.
All medals are correctly impressed 4/307 DVR. H.R. SCOTT. N.Z.E.F. Group also comes with both discharge certificates. The Samoan Expeditionary Force certificate has come apart where it has been folded and could do with some restoration work.