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  • Photograph originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the 'Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918', in Worksop Library.
Person Details
Sheffield Yorkshire
Arthur was the second son of Charles Scott and Alice (née Darwin). Charles and Alice were both born in Harlesthorpe, Lincolnshire; Charles in about 1861 and Alice in 1862. They were married at Ordsall All Hallows, Nottinghamshire, in October 1884 and had three sons, William b. Retford 1885 bap Retford St Swithun 1885; Arthur b. Sheffield 1886 bap Sheffield St Mary, Bramall Lane, 14 July 1886 and Charles Ashton b. Sheffield 1891 bap. St Mary 1891. They had moved from Retford to Sheffield by 1886 when Arthur was born. Charles, a domestic gardener, and Alice and their sons William (6), Arthur (4) and Charles (under 1 year), were living at 11 Langdon Street, Ecclesall Bierlow in 1891. Ten years later, the family was resident at 33 Clnton Street, Worksop. Charles senior was still working as a gardener while his eldest son, William, was a grocer's assistant and his two other sons were at school. However, fortunes appear to change by 1911, as Charles was a publican, licensee of the Kings Head Hotel on Carlton Road, Worksop, with his wife, Alice, assisting along with a servant girl. Arthur, a bricklayer, was still living at home. Charles Ashton has not yet been traced on the 1911 Census, but William, a grocer's manager, had married Sarah Ann Lewis in 1908 and they and their son, Sidney (2) were living on Cemetery Road, Worksop. They had a daughter Marjorie the following year. Charles and Alice were still at the Kings Head Hotel when Arthur was killed in 1916 but the later CWGC record gave their address as 14 South View, Blyth Road, Worksop. His brothers William and Charles also served in the war. William attested on 8 December 1915 but was not mobilised until 10 January 1917 when he joined the 1/5th Bn East Surrey Regiment (35443 Private). He served in india from 17 March 1917 and Mesopotamia from 21 December 1917. William transferred to the Army Reserve on 30 March 1920 and was discharged the following day to Lincoln Street, Worksop. Charles Ashton served in the RAMC (56012 A/Sergeant Major) and was discharged on 3 June 1919 to the Kings Head, Worksop.
Bricklayer employed by Messrs, Moore Bros., contractors, Shirebrook
16 Aug 1916
30
186547 - CWGC Website
146904
Sapper
Royal Engineers
Royal Engineers Arthur enlisted in 1915 and served in France from about July 1916. He was killed in action on 16 August 1916 and is buried in Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension, France. He qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal. CWGC - History of Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension (extract): 'Aveluy village was held by Commonwealth forces from July 1915 to 26 March 1918. The extension to the communal cemetery, begun by the French who held this part of the line previously, was continued by our units and field ambulances from August 1915 to March 1917. In the latter month, the 3rd and 9th Casualty Clearing Stations began to use it, the 9th remaining until November 1917.' (www.cwgc.org)
CWGC additional information:- 'Son of Charles and Alice Scott, of 14, South View, Blyth Rd., Worksop, Notts'. Sapper Arthur Scott Worksop Guardian 8 September 1916 'Mr and Mrs Charles Scott, of the Kings Head Hotel, Worksop, have received the sympathy of many friends this week in the bereavement which has befallen them by the death of their son, Sapper Arthur Scott, R.E., killed in action. Sapper Scott was 30 years of age, enlisted last March. He was drafted to France about a month ago, and was in Worksop on leave just previous to going out. He was only in France about a week before he was killed. Previous to enlistment he was employed by Messrs, Moore Bros., contractors, Shirebrook. Sapper Scott was well known in the town, and was respected by all who knew him. He was a well conducted young man, and a promising soldier, liked by all his comrades, and trusted by officers. His parents will have the sympathy of all our readers in their great sorrow.' WW1 Pension Ledgers Index Cards: mother Alice Scott, residence Worksop Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • Photograph originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the 'Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918', in Worksop Library.
    Arthur Scott - Photograph originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the 'Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918', in Worksop Library.
  • Buried in Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension.
    Arthur Scott - Buried in Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension.