Mosman men of All Saints College, Bathurst

Bernard, 9 April 2013 · # ·

Tony Cable has been researching the 34 Fallen from All Saints College, Bathurst. In this company are two men with Mosman connections, and with Tony’s permission, we have uploaded the dossiers he has compiled on each.

Alan Russell Blacket

Left, circa 1916, from the “Bathurstian”. Right (holding ball), rugby captain, 1910.

Lieutenant Alan Russell Blacket, 19th Battalion, was the son of James Russell Blacket and Isabel Blacket, of ‘Collooney’, Gladstone Avenue, Mosman.

He died of wounds received at Pozières, aged 22.

Tony’s dossier shows him remembered as a fine sportsman.

In 1916, on the day on which news arrived that Alan Blacket was killed at the front in the Great War, the School played St Stanislaus the last game for fourteen years and won. In 1912 Alan Blacket himself had captained the last team to beat St Stanislaus at football.

School History 1963 ed. P.129

George Franki notes in his book that Alan was a descendant of the distinguished architect Edmund Thomas Blacket who designed the Great Hall of the University of Sydney, St Andrews Cathedral and many other prominent buildings in NSW. Alan Blacket was a student at the University of Sydney when he enlisted.

Kenneth Lindsay Scott

Private Kenneth Lindsay Scott, 2nd Battalion, was the son of William and Deborah Scott of ‘Karuah’, 55 Macpherson Street, Mosman.

He was killed in action 6 August 1915 at Gallipoli and is ‘believed to be buried’ in Lone Pine Cemetery.

His brother Eric Gliddin Scott, ‘a contractor from Mosman’, served with the 6th Light Horse Regiment. He returned to Australia in October 1919.


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