Walter’s birth in 1885 was registered at Inverell. His parents were David and Marion Scott who lived in the district during the 1880s and 1890s. Walter was a thirty-year-old single man when he enlisted at West Maitland in December 1915. He joined the 35th Battalion, D Company and sailed from Australia for England on HMAT A24 Benalla in May 1916. After a few weeks training in England he was sent to France where he was wounded in action in October 1917. He was invalided back to England for treatment of gunshot wounds at Devonport Military Hospital. After returning to his unit in France in February 1918 he was appointed Lance Corporal. Two months later he was gassed and again returned to England for treatment. Following his arrival back in Australia, he was medically discharged in May 1919. Walter died in 1970 at Burwood NSW.
Walter may be the W Scott whose name is recorded on the Stannifer and Old Mill Honor Roll.