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  • Buried St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg l'Avoue, France. (www.cwgc.org)
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Nottingham
Henry (known as Harry) was the son of Henry and Annie Scott (née Meads). His father was born in Nottingham in about 1861 and his mother in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, in about 1859. They were married at Nottingham St Nicholas in March 1882 and according to information provided on the 1911 Census had nine children of whom four survived. Their four surviving children were Henry Charles b. Nottingham birth registered 1883 (J/F/M) bap. Meadows St Saviour 1883; Sarah Ann b. Wilford 1889 bap. Wilford St Wilfrid 1890; Amos b. Nottingham 1894 and Henry (Harry) who according to the ages given on the census, was born in about 1898. His birth may have been registered as James Henry, 1898 (A/M/J Nottingham, mother's maiden name Meads). Another son, James, whose birth was registered in 1899 and was baptised at St Saviour in February 1899, died the same year. Henry and Annie were living at 14 Essex Street, Meadows, when their son Henry Charles was baptised in 1883 but at 61 Briar Street, Meadows, when their daughter Sarah Ann was baptised in 1890. They and the two children were still living at 61 Briar Street in 1891. Henry and Annie had moved to Walker Terrace, Nottingham, by 1899 when their son James was baptised. However, two years later in 1901, Henry, an upholsterer (house furnishers), Annie and their four children, Henry (18) a railway worker, Sarah (13), Amos (5) and Henry (3) were living at 1 Conisborough Terrace, Glapton Road, Meadows, Nottingham. This was still the family home in 1911 but only Sarah Ann a lace finisher, Amos a confectioner/baker and Henry were recorded living with their parents. Annie died at home on 25 July 1913 (interred Nottingham General Cemetery) and her husband continued to live at 1 Conisborough Terrace until at least July 1919 when he completed a form for the army listing Harry's surviving relatives. He included his late wife on the form and his two surviving sons, Henry Charles (address illegible) and Amos, who was living in Beeston, but not his daughter Sarah Ann who has not yet been traced after 1911. Henry snr. probably died in 1938.
1914 - printer
30 Nov 1915
570380 - CWGC Website
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1 Conisborough Terrace, Glapton Road, Meadows, Nottingham. Enlisted Nottingham.
Private
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment. Served as Harry Scott. Harry attested on 22 October 1914 on a Territorial Force service engagement (1 year's embodied service). He gave his age as 19, although as he was probably born in 1898 he would have been only 16 years old. He served at home until 17 August 1915 and then joined the BEF France on 18 August 1915 when he transferred to the 1/7th Bn. He was killed in action three months later on 30 November 1915 and is buried in St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg l'Avoue, France (grave ref. II.F.1). Harry had served 1 year 40 days, 105 days in theatre. He qualified for the 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. CWGC - History of St Vaast Post Military Cemetery (extract): 'The village of Richebourg-L'Avoué was held by British forces from the autumn of 1914 until it was overrun by German units advancing west during the great Spring Offensive in April 1918. It was recaptured by Commonwealth soldiers in September 1918 and remained in Allied hands until the end of the war. The village was less than two kilometres from the front-lines trenches and was routinely shelled by German artillery. During the Battle of Festubert in May 1915, British soldiers began burying their fallen comrades in an old orchard near a forward dressing station which was located at the terminus of a trench tramway between the hamlet of Richebourg St. Vaast and La Croix Barbet. The cemetery was used by fighting units serving in the front-line and field ambulances until July 1917 and is the final resting place of over 70 men of the South Downs Pals battalion who were killed at the Battle of Boar’s Head on 30 June 1916. In April and May 1918, the Germans buried 90 of their dead in the south-east end of the cemetery and in September and October 1918, 18 British soldiers killed during the final Allied advance were laid to rest in Plot V.' (www.cwgc.org)
Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 18 December 1915: Scott. Killed in action, November 30th, Private Harry Scott, 1/7th Robin Hoods, aged 18 years, of Conisborough-terrace, Glapton-road, Nottingham. He did his duty.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘In Memoriam’, 30 November 1916: ‘Scott. In loving memory of my dear son, Pte. Harry Scott, Robin Hoods, killed in action November 30th, 1915. Ever in our thoughts. Dad and family.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.cod.uk)
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  • Buried St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg l'Avoue, France. (www.cwgc.org)
    Henry Scott - Buried St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg l'Avoue, France. (www.cwgc.org)