Just Another Pair Of Socks

Melton District ANZACS



Born: 28 October, 1893

Birth registration: Victorian Births, Deaths & Marriages Registration No. 32655

Birthplace: Kangaroo Ground, Victoria

Parents: Father, Thomas Scarce (1853-1898)
Mother, Mrs Emily Scarce (nee Wippell), Melton, Victoria

Died: 23 October, 1975

Place of death: Wangaratta, Victoria; Registration No. 25630

Awards and Honours

  • British War Medal 1914-20
  • Victory Medal


Australian Army Service Corps, October 1916 Reinforcements; 5th Machine Gun Regiment



Regimental Service Number: 12982

Enlistment date: 7 October, 1916 Melbourne

Age at enlistment: 22 years 11 months

Address at enlistment: Melton

Religion: Church of England

Marital Status: Single

Next of kin: Mother: Mrs Emily S. Scarce,

Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 10 inches
Weight: 170 pounds
Complexion: Medium
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown
Distinctive marks: Scars on inside left elbow and back of neck.

Embarkation ship: HMAT A38Ulysses.

Rank: Sergeant

Return Date: 5 July, 1919

Return Vessel: Port Melbourne.

Arrival at Australia: 20 August, 1919.At: Melbourne, Victoria

Discharge Date: 27 September, 1919

War Service Summary

07/10/1916 - Enlisted
25/10/1916 - Proceeded overseas to England
27/12/1916 - Australian Army Service Corp; England
30/07/1917 - Transferred to 5th Division Machine Gun Coy while in England
07/09/1917 - Proceeded overseas to France
24/07/1918 - Promoted; Sergeant
12/05/1919 - Returned to England
05/07/1919 - Returned to Australia
20/08/1919 - Disembarked Melbourne
27/09/1919 - Discharged

War Service Commemerated

Life After the War

Names of wife & children: in
1922 - Married Lucy Mary Hardy (1902-1970)
Four children including
Rodney Harold Scarce (d. 2006)

Place/s of residence:
Roslynmead, Echuca district
Walwa district, near Wangaratta


Date of death: 23/10/1975 Wangaratta Reg. # 25630

Additional Information

The Bacchus Marsh Express
11 July 1914, P. 2

Melton footballers visit Bacchus Marsh to-day, and are determined for a win.
The team to represent Melton against Bacchus Marsh to-day, at Bacchus Marsh, will be chosen from P. Exell (Captain), Gleeson, Dodemaide (2), Matheson, Barnes, Brislan, Scarce, Gaitskill, Cameron, Mac Guire (2), Looney, Butler, Lovell, Asker, Minns, Carew, Robinson, Exell, Bird, Burton. Players are notified that the drag will leave punctually at 12.45.
Our footballers suffer another loss from their ranks, as "Mick" Dodemaide is going to play for North Melbourne.


Australian War Memorial
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