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  • Commonwealth wargrave headstone marking the grave of Robert Scott situated at the General Cemetery, Nottingham 
Courtesy of Peter Gillings
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St Ann's, Nottingham
Robert Scott was the son of Robert Scott and Rose Hannah Clay who married at Nottingham in 1878. Their children included: Rose Hannah (b.1879), William (b.1880/d.1881), William (b.1882), Elizabeth (b.1883), Robert (b.1885), Kathleen (b.1890/d.1891), and Alice (b.1891). The Scott family lived at Gainsborough [C.1881]; 72 Pym Street, St Ann’s [C.1891 & C.1901]; 82 Pym Street, St. Ann’s [C.1911]. By 1911 all the children had left home and only the parents were still living there. Robert Scott senior, who worked as an iron moulder, died at Nottingham, aged 65, in 1916. Rose Hannah Scott had predeceased him, dying in Nottingham in 1914, aged 59. In 1911 Robert Scott junior was a lance corporal serving with the 1st Bn. Royal Irish Regiment out in India. After the war began Robert Scott was able to return to Nottingham where he married Gertrude Alice Clifford in 1915. There weren’t to be any children. When the local newspaper announced his death it stated he was late of Garfield Road, Radford [n.e.p.14.2.1916]. The post-war address given in the CWGC records for his widow was 3 Garfield Road, Radford. She remained a widow until 1927 when she married Alfred Winterbottom at Nottingham. Gertrude Alice Winterbottom died at Nottingham, aged 90, in 1980.
Shop porter (C. 1901) Professional soldier (C. 1911)
13 Feb 1916
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Sergeant
2nd Bn Royal Irish Regiment
Sergeant Robert Scott, he enlisted at Colchester whilst living at Nottingham and served with the 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Regiment. He landed in France on 19th December 1914 and died of wounds at Bradford War Hospital, 13th February 1916. He is buried in Nottingham General Cemetery.
Article published 16th February 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “MILITARY HONOURS FOR NOTTINGHAM SOLDIER. “With military honours, the funeral took place at Nottingham General Cemetery to-day [16th February 1916] of Sergt. R. Scott, of the 1st Royal Irish Regiment, whose home was in Garfield-road, Radford. “He had been in hospital at Bradford for some time, having been seriously wounded in the head while serving with his unit on the western front, and in spite of a number of operations, his injuries proved fatal. “The band of the Leicestershire Regiment played appropriate music as the cortège entered the cemetery.” In memoriam published 13th February 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “SCOTT. – In loving memory of my dear husband, Robert Scott, died of wounds February 13th, 1916. Fondly remembered. – Wife Gertie. “SCOTT. – In loving memory of my dear son and brother, Sergt. Robert Scott, died of wounds February 13th, 1916. The supreme sacrifice. – Sadly missed by his dad and sisters, Alice and Lizzie.” Above are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Commonwealth wargrave headstone marking the grave of Robert Scott situated at the General Cemetery, Nottingham 
Courtesy of Peter Gillings
    Robert Scott - Commonwealth wargrave headstone marking the grave of Robert Scott situated at the General Cemetery, Nottingham Courtesy of Peter Gillings