LCDR Reader Clarence Scott

Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Death 21 Nov 1942 (aged 33)
Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Burial Body buried at sea
Memorial ID 80373488 · View Source
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Lt. Commander U.S. Navy, World War II-Lt. Com. Scott died of his wounds on 11-21-1942 while serving as the XO on the USS Walke {DD-416} in the South Pacific during the Battle for Guadalcanal in the area of Iron Bottom Sound. This ship was sunk by a Japanese Submarine. The USS Walke was Sims-Class Destroyer that was named after Rear Admiral Henry A. Walke, 1809-1896. It was built in Boston, Ma.

He is the son of Mr. Clarence P. & Mrs. Irene {Campdoras} Scott of 1500 North Prospect Road in Peoria, Illinois, and is a 1928 graduate of Peoria H.S., and a 1932 graduate of the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland.

Commander Scott has been in the Navy for ten years, and sailed around the world, spent two years in China, two years of Marine Engineerining at the Naval Academy, and the last time his parents saw him in Peoria was 1939. Mr. Scott was never married, but leaves one brother, Major Leon Scott, West Point graduate, Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, and one sister, Miss Ione Scott of Peoria.

Awards: Silver Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, American Defense Medal, China Service Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal, 2nd Award, Pacific Campaign Medal with two Battle Stars.

Footnote: Commander Scott received his Silver Star for rescue operations on the USS Walke.


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  • Created by: David C. Henderson
  • Added: 13 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 80373488
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for LCDR Reader Clarence Scott (10 Aug 1909–21 Nov 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 80373488, ; Maintained by David C. Henderson (contributor 47067566) Body buried at sea.