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Name:
Fred Scott
Casualty No.:
Initials:
F
Service No.:
21081
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Age at Death:
23
Ranks:
Lance Corporal; Private
Unit:
2nd Yorshire Regiment
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Bridge Terrace, Darlington
Civilian Employment:
Coal miner putter
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
The Somme
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
St. Mary's Church, Staindrop Plaque
Overseas Commemorated:
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
Buried:
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:

Teesdale Mercury 24.04.1918 - Page 5: Column 4

Reports of a number of Teesdale lads in casualty list - including Private Fred Scott, killed in action

Family Details:

Fred was brought up by Mrs Soulsby of Staindrop. In 1901 Fred Scott lived in Bridge Terrace, Darlington, with his parents Thomas & Ruth and his siblings. His father was a railway porter.  By 1911 he was 17, working as a coal miner putter. He was boarding at his grandmother Hannah Soulsby’s house with his sister Ruth, aged 11. Hannah Soulsby had a grocery business at Keswick House on Main Street.

 

Notes:

He joined the 2nd Yorkshire Regiment in August 1914 and served in France where he was wounded. Fred was killed on the Somme on 26th July,1917 aged 23 & is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres.

Sources:
Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914; First Name: Teesdale Mercury 24.04.1918 - Page 5: Column 4; Last Name: Teesdale Mercury 24.04.1918 - Page 5: Column 4; Cause of Death: Teesdale Mercury 24.04.1918 - Page 5: Column 4; Ranks: Teesdale Mercury 24.04.1918 - Page 5: Column 4; Death Notice / Obituary: Teesdale Mercury 24.04.1918 - Page 5: Column 4;