SCOTT, Louis
49th Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force,WW2
Legion of Frontiersmen, Canadian Division

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
London Gazette 29252, Page 7709, 5 August 1915
For conspicuous gallantry and resource on the 8th May, 1915, at Booge.  All the Officers having been killed or wounded, he collected a party of men and succeeded in holding a trench in spite of a very heavy attack.

BIOGRAPHICAL
Lieutenant Colonel Louis SCOTT, OBE, DCM, ED, served in the First and Second World Wars, and led a resurgence of the Legion of Frontiersmen in Canada between the wars.

Originally from Brighton, England, Scott enlisted with Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry of the Canadian Expeditionary Force as a Private in August 1914. There, he served as a Regimental Sergeant Major from May 1915 to December 1915 before becoming an instructor for the Royal Air Force. He recruited 'C' Company, First Battalion of the Edmonton Regiment, which he commanded until 1927.

SCOTT was approached to assume command of the Canadian Legion of Frontiersmen, a patriotic paramilitary organization that had become inactive after the war. He accepted, and under SCOTT's decade-long leadership beginning in 1929, the Legion of Frontiersmen was revived in Canada and enjoyed a renaissance in Canada.  In 1933, the Legion's Imperial Headquarters in London granted Divisional Status to the units under Scott.  A constitution was drawn up, units were established across the country, and SCOTT arranged for the purchase of 200 acres (0.81 km2) of land near Edmonton, Alberta to serve as a field headquarters, and this was subsequently christened "Fort Scott." In 1936, the Legion of Frontiersmen affiliated with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and were called upon to provide security during the 1939 cross-country visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.  That same year the RCMP severed official ties with the Legion of Frontiersmen after a schism split in the Canadian Division.  Frontiersmen again mobilized their members for the Second World War, although without official recognition as an organization and SCOTT went on to serve with the 49th Battalion.


AWARDS
Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Distinguished Conduct Medal
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Canadian War Service Medal 1939-45
War Service Medal
Efficiency Decoration

Legion Meritorious Service Medal

NOTES
Born 22 July 1884
Died 1967, Canada
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