J. W. Scott

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J.W. Scott.[1]



J.W. Scott was working at Brind's Chemist when he qualified in Pharmacy.

We hear that Mr J. W. Scott, assistant at Mr Brind's, chemist, Sturt street, was one of the five successful candidates out of the seven who presented themselves lately at Melbourne for the Pharmacy Board examination.[2]

J.W. Scott's Chemist business was situated in 415 Sturt Street, Ballarat in 1912.[3]



Children of J.W. Scott

1. Elsie Scott

Alan R. Scott

J. W. Scott Jnr

See also

Alan R. Scott, son

Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Product Manufacturing


Quite a gloom was cast over Ballarat yesterday morning when it became known that Mr John Scott, (father of Mr J. W. Scott, the well-known chemist) had committed suicide by drowning himself in Lake Wendouree. The deceased received an injury in one of the Ballarat South mines some nine or ten years ago, by a cage falling on his head. For this injury Mr. Scott was under the care of Dr Fitzgerald, of Melbourne, for about two years, and since that time deceased has been the subject of occasional fits of insanity. A short time since one of these fits came on, and the opinion of Dr Hudson was obtained as to whether it was necessary to have him removed to an asylum. This, however, was not considered necessary, but the doctor instructed that a watch be kept on him and he would recover. Some six weeks since Mr J. W. Scott travelled with his father to Queenscliff, and Portland, and this had the effect of greatly improving his health. Nothing strange was observed in deceased's manner until a few days since, when a strict watch was kept on him. He was last seen alive by his son, John, at about half-past eleven o'clock on Saturday night, and as he was not seen after that, the family becoming anxious, the police were communicated with. Search was made and continued all night and all day on Sunday, but without finding any traces. At about half-past ten o'clock on Sunday night the police drags were obtained, and deceased's sons went out in a boat with the result that after about two hours' search they found their father's body in a quarry hole at the Lake near Cain's malt house, which is the same spot where Mr. Atkinson's body was found some 15 months ago. Assistance was procured and the body removed to the unfortunate man's late residence. Deceased was employed by the Warreriheip Distillery Company as malster and was a good workman, temperate in his habits, and well liked both his employers and fellow employees, and also by all with whom he came in contact. He leaves a wife and six children, the youngest being about 14 years of age, but fortunately they are in good circumstances. Three of the family are married.— Evening Post.[4]

Mr J. W. Scott, chemist, of Sturt street, was thrown from his horse yesterday morning in the right-of-way at the rear of his premises, sustaining several wounds and braises on the face. Dr Eastwood attended to the sufferer, who is not considered to be seriously injured.[5]

Word was received in Ballarat on Saturday of the death at Kellerberrin, West Australia, of Miss Elsie Scott, daughter of Mr J. W. Scott, the well-known chemist of Sturt street. Miss Scott, some time ago went to West Australia to keep house for her brother, and six weeks ago word was received that she had a bad attack of influenza. Complications followed, and Mies Scott’s mother went over about a fortnight ago. Before commencing his sermon at St. Andrew's Kirk yesterday morning the Rev. John Walker referred to the death of Miss Scott, and said that she had been a member of St. Andrew’s Sunday school and church, and a great many of them would feel her death very much. When death came to old people it was expected but when it came in the heyday of life it was especially sad. Much sympathy will be felt for the relatives in their bereavement.[6]

Mr. A. Bell yesterday received word of the death of his cousin, Private Allan Scott, in France. Private Scott joined the 8thLight Horse at the start of the war, and before going to France went through the Gallipoli campaign. He was a son of Mr J. W. Scott, chemist, of Ballarat, and a noted athlete, being the champion featherweight boxer ot Ballarat. He is the second of Mr Scott's sons to give his life for his country, the remaining son being at present in France.[7]

Advice has been received by Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Scott, of Lilley-street, Ballarat, that their son, Flylng-Officer J. W. Scott. R.A.A.F. has been awarded the D.F.C. for gallant service while serving with a Path finder squadron overseas. In four years' service recently completed the Ballarat A.C.F. hostel In Lydlard-street has supplied 409,000 meals and 40.434 beds to men of the services.[8]


  1. Kimberly, W.B. (1894). Ballarat and Vicinity. Ballarat: F.W. Niven & Co..
  2. The Ballarat Courier, 10 September 1877.
  3. Melbourne Advocate, 07 Spetember 1912.
  4. Mount Alexander Mail, 01 January 1884.
  5. Ballarat Star, 19 October 1893.
  6. Ballarat Star, 11 September 1911.
  7. Inglewood Advertiser, 14 May 1918.
  8. The Age, 18 September 1944.

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--S.Singaram 19:30, 7 January 2012 (EST); --Clare K.Gervasoni 19:49, 29 December 2018 (AEDT)

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