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Person Details
Long Eaton Derbyshire
James was the eldest son of Walter and Mary Elizabeth Scott (nee Wing). His father Walter was born in about 1866 at Bulwell, Nottingham, the son of John Scott. His mother Mary Elizabeth was born in 1867 at Stanley, Derbyshire, the daughter of Henry and Charlotte Wing. She was baptised in Newbold, Derbyshire, in 1873. Walter and Mary were married at Long Eaton St Lawrence in March 1890; both were 22 years old. They had ten children of whom four died in infancy or early childhood. Their six surviving children were: James b. Long Eaton 1891 bap. Long Eaton St Lawrence 3 June 1891 and Ernest b. Sandiacre 1892, Albert b. Sandiacre birth registered 1894 (J/F/M), Walter b. Sandiacre 1895 and Susan Ann b. Daybrook Nottingham 1900, who were all baptised at Daybrook St Paul in August 1900, and Evelyn (or Eveline) b. Daybrook 1902. Two of the children who died in infancy may have been John William b. 1904 d. 1904 and Percy b. 1905 d. 1905 (reg. Basford, mother's maiden name Wing). Walter and Mary were living on Leopold Street, Long Eaton, when James was baptised in 1891 but had moved to Daybrook by 1901. James was working as a labourer in 1891 but was a road sweeper in 1901. Walter, a farm waggoner, and Mary were living on Morris Terrace, Morris Street, Daybrook, by 1911. Five of their six children were in the home on the night of the census: Ernest (18) an out of work bottler, Albert (17) and Walter (15) who were all bottlers at a brewery, Susan (10) and Evelyn (8). James (20), a brewer's labourer, was living at 15 Furlong Street, Daybrook, a boarder in the household of John Barlow, a miner and his wife and family including James' future wife Isabella Barlow (b. May 1888), a laundry hand. James and Isabella Barlow were married in 1912 (reg. Basford) and lived at 64 West Street, Arnold. Following James' death in March 1918 his widow was awarded a pension of 13 shillings and 9 pence a week payable from 25 November 1918. Isabella never remarried and when the England & Wales Register was compiled in 1939 she was living with her brother William Barlow (b. 1903) and his wife and son, on Duke Street, Daybrook. Isabella died in 1975 (buried Redhill Cemetery). James' brother Albert also served in the war, attesting at Hucknall on 3 September 1914 and joining the 7th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment (11186), later transferring to the Labour Corps and possibly the East Lancashire Regiment. He served until transferred to Z Reserve on 3 April 1919, discharged 31 March 1920. Home 3 September 1914-13 July 1915 (314d).. BEF France 14 July 1915-17 September 1915 (66 days), Home 13 September 1915-18 February 1916 (154d). BEF France 19 February 1916-10 June 1016 (112d). Home 11 June 1916-22 December 1916. BEF 23 December 1916-2 March 1919. Home 3 March 1919-3 April 1919. Albert was wounded in action on 10 September 1915 (GSW thigh) and again on 4 June 1916 when he was transferred from No. 1 General Hospital to the Hospital Ship Panama on 10 June 1918 for England. He had leave to the UK 14-27 January 1918 and 3-17 January 1919. Albert qualified for the 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. He married Elizabeth Ann Clayton in 1913 and they had three daughters, Evelyn Mary b. April 1914, who died of enteritis and exhaustion on 13 March 1916 while Albert was in France, Doris Elizabeth b. 1915 and Olive b. 1920. They lived at Five Mile Houses, Arnold.
He was employed as a brewer's labourer at Home Brewery, Mansfield Road, Arnold, and also as a coal miner at Gedling Colliery
23 Mar 1918
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Enlisted Arnold
7th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
The 7th (Service) Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment was formed in Lincoln in September 1914. It departed from Folkestone in July 1915 to join the BEF France where it remained throughout the war. Private James Scott enlisted on 4th July 1917 at Arnold and joined the Lincolnshire Regiment. After basic training he was posted to the Regiment's 7th battalion and served with the battalion in France. The German army launched its 'Big Push', codename Operation Michael, on 21 March 1918, which was led by many units of storm-troopers. The operation was very effective and over the next few days the German army was able to advance for many miles during which they killed or captured thousands of Allied troops. James was one of those killed on 23 March during the initial German advance which was accompanied by heavy artillery fire from both sides. His body was never identified and he is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France (Bay 3 & 4).
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  • Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France. (www.cwgc.org)
    James Scott - Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France. (www.cwgc.org)