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
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.
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.