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William Henry SCOTT

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Surname: SCOTT

Forename(s): William Henry

Place of Birth: English Frankton, Shropshire

Service No: 13627

Rank: Corporal

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 10th (Service) Battalion

Division: 23rd Division

Age: 26

Date of Death: 1917-06-11

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. D. 30.

CWGC Cemetery: MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: GISBURN, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

William Henry Scott was the son of George and Elizabeth Alice Scott (née - ). George was born at Croydon, Surrey and Elizabeth at Sevenoaks, Kent.

1901 Cockshutt, Shropshire: English Frankton - William H. Scott, aged 9 years, born Cockshutt, Salop, son of George and Elizabeth A. Scott.

1911 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 31, Albert Road - W.H. Scott, aged 20 years, born Ellesmere, Shropshire, son of George and Elizabeth Scott.

William was married to Susan Driver in 1915.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte William H. Scott, 13627, West Riding Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: 1 - France. Date of entry therein: 26 August 1915.

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Corporal William Henry SCOTT

Corporal William Henry SCOTT

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division

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Surname: SCOTT

Forename(s): William Henry

Born: Frankton, Warwicks

Residence: Bolton Abbey, Yorks

Enlisted: Settle, Yorks

Number: 13627

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 10th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 11/06/17

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

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Surname: SCOTT

Forename(s): W H

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 13627

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 10th Bn.

Age: 26

Awards:

Died Date: 11/06/1917

Additional Information: Son of George and Elizabeth Scott, of Tunbridge Wells, Kent; husband of Susan Scott, of Kexgill, Bolton Abbey, Skipton. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: CHRIST SHALL CLASP THE BROKEN CHAIN CLOSER TILL WE MEET AGAIN)

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‘The Clitheroe Advertiser and Times’ (22 September 1939)

(Kindly supplied by Shirley Penman of Clitheroe and Dorothy Falshaw of Gisburn)

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO

ITEMS FROM OUR ISSUES OF SEPTEMBER 18th 1914

Recruits from Waddington who joined Mr. Tunstill’s Settle Company of the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment, were Joseph B. Hartley, Albert Herd, Harry Smith, Thomas Rigby and William Watson. Grindleton: William I. Bell, James W. Clarkson, Joshua Crossley, and William Walker. Gisburn: Anthony Lofthouse and John Robinson. Newsholme: Thomas E. Askew, Carl P. Braithwaite [Branthwaite], Benjamin A. Butler and William H. Scott.

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Unknown platoon of 'A' Company, 10th (Service) Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), Aldershot, 1914

Unknown platoon of 'A' Company, 10th (Service) Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), Aldershot, 1914

Photograph sent home to his parents at Bolton by Bowland by Pte Henry (Harry) Valance Killeen (13738). Henry is standing, with his hands behind his back, 11th from right. His brother, Pte Reginald Victor Whiteley Killeen (q.v.), was killed in action on the 25 January 1916

Courtesy of Paula Ann Payne (née Bailey), Barnoldswick

'A' Company, 10th (Service) Battalion The Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment), Bramshott, August, 1915

'A' Company, 10th (Service) Battalion The Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment), Bramshott, August, 1915

Courtesy of Bernard Ideson

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29 June 1917

GISBURN – CORPORAL W. H. SCOTT DIES FROM WOUNDS

News has been received from the War Office by the wife of Corporal William Henry Scott, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, and late of Gisburn, that he died from wounds on June 11th. We take the following extracts from a letter written by Second-Lieutenant W.G. Wade:– “It is with the deepest sympathy and regret that I write to inform you of the sad death of your husband who died from the shock of his wound. Corporal H. Smith – a great friend of his – and myself were standing talking when a shell burst behind us. A part of the shell case struck your husband on the left cheekbone. He was unconscious, but we did not think the wound would be fatal when I wrote to your niece. It was after two or three days when we heard about his death, and owing to our frequent moving from place to place I had not the opportunity to write before. Believe me, the men of our transport deeply regret his death, and be assured that their sympathy is with you in your hour of trial, for your husband was one of the most cheerful companions and popular with his fellows. It is difficult yet to obtain news of his burial place, but I will endeavour to find out his last resting place, and should we be at any time in that district, you may be comforted to know that we will pay our deepest and fullest respects to his grave. You will be proud to know that he was always ready to volunteer to do his share of the great work.”

Corporal Scott, who was 26 years of age, was at one time employed as a groom by Mr. Kerns, of Gisburn. He enlisted in September 1915, and married shortly before leaving for France.

06 July 1917

GISBURN – THE LATE CORPORAL W. H. SCOTT

We reproduce a photograph of the late Corporal William Henry Scott, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, and late of Gisburn, at one time employed as a groom by Mr. Kearns, of Gisburn, who, as reported last week, died on June 11th of wounds received in action on the Western Front, aged 26 years.

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25 September 1914

THE ROLL OF HONOUR

The following men have answered the appeal by joining the Settle Company of the 10th Battalion of the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment:–

From Austwick – William Hoyle, Wilson Pritchard, Samuel Shepherd, Fred Swale, John William Thistlewaite, George Thistlewaite.
Airton – Kayley Earnshaw.
Arncliffe – Percy Hodgson, John Simpson.
Bolton-by-Bowland – Irvine Clark, Jim Coates, Richard Davies Ellison, Harold Greenhow, Edward Victor Grubb, James Mason, Robert Singleton, Joseph Chapman Syers.
Bell Busk – Leonard Fox.
Clapham – Albert Edward Drury, Arthur Herbert Procter.
Grindleton – William Irvin Bell, James Wilding Clarkson, Joshua Crossley, William Walker.
Gisburn – Anthony Lofthouse, John Robinson.
Hellifield – James John Angus, Charles Graham, Thomas Harding, Charles Harwood, Sidney Hoar, John Ernest Linnett, Joseph Edward Preston, Thomas Procter, Christopher Ralph, Norman Roberts, Fred Graham.
Horton – John Bruce Davidson.
Ingleton – Hugh Robinson.
Longpreston – Arthur Bailey, Thomas Garnett, John Henry Hitchin, Henry Edward Horner, William Jones, James Kayley, Job Kayley, Arthur Lawson, William Henry Metcalfe, Joseph Parker, William Procter, William Rawlinson.
Langcliffe – Richard Butler, Thomas Henry Edmondson.
Marton – John Beckwith.
Malham – James Swinbank.
Newsholme – Thomas Edward Askew, Carl Parrington Branthwaite, Benjamin Ashton Butler, William Henry Scott.
Otterburn – Harry Gilbert Tunstill.
Settle – Robert William Bell, Ernest Campbell, George Clark, John Thomas Cockerill, Robert Cresswell, Herbert Dickinson, William Edward Gibson, George Jellett, Thomas Laytham, Robert Henry Maunders, Robert Newhouse, Walter Umpleby, Thomas Walsh, Solomon Richard Webb.
Stainforth – Walter Dinsdale.
Slaidburn – Edwin Isherwood, Walter Isherwood, Abel Moore, Charles Edward Parker, George Whitfield.
Wigglesworth – Fred Metcalfe, George Oversby.
Waddington – Joseph Barrett Hartley, Albert Hird [Herd], Harry Smith, Thomas Rigby, William Watson.

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