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  • Photograph originally published in the Worksop Guardian.  Courtesy of Robert Illett
Person Details
Worksop Nottinghamshire
Frederick Scott was the son of Sarah Ann Scott, father not recorded. Frederick was born in Worksop, birth registered 1894 (J/F/M), and baptised at Worksop St Mary (Priory) on 20 March 1895. His mother was about 17 years old when Frederick was born. Frederick's mother Sarah Ann was born in Worksop in 1877, the daughter of Ann Scott (b. Worksop 1860), father not recorded. Ann was the second child of Edward and Sarah Scott (née Greatorex m. 1858) who in 1871 were living at Marecroft, Worksop, with their three children, Henry, Ann and William. Ann Scott married William Marsden at Worksop St Mary (Priory) in July 1879 and according to the 1911 census, she had had eight children, three of whom died before 1911. Seven 'Marsden' children have been traced on census or birth registrations, one of whom is known to have died in childhood: George b. 1880, William b. 1882, Frances b. 1885 d. 1887, Annie b. 1890, Edwin b. 1888, Arabella b. 1892 and Frances Gertrude b. 1898. It is possible that Ann included her daughter, Sarah Ann Scott, as one of the eight children. No records have been traced for Sarah Ann Scott after the birth of her son Frederick in 1894 but she had died by the time the CWGC record was compiled so may have died before 1911. In 1881 Ann and William Marsden were living at 63 Marecroft, Worksop, with their first child, George, while Ann's daughter, Sarah Ann (3) was living with her maternal grandparents, Edward and Sarah Scott, at 61 Marecroft, Worksop. Edward Scott died later that year and his wife probably died in 1887. In 1901, Frederick (7) was living at Pelham Street, Worksop, with members of the Marsden family: George (23), a labourer, who was described as head of household, his parents William (49), a coal miner hewer, and Ann (44), and his siblings William, Edwin, Annie, Arabella and Frances Gertrude. By 1911 Frederick, an underground roadman in the mines, was living at 15 Pelham Street, Worksop, with his uncle, Edwin Marsden (23), a coal miner hewer, his wife Lilian and their two children. Also in the home was Edwin's father, William Marsden (57) a labourer (quarry). William's wife, Ann, was living at 4 Plants Yard, Bridge Street, Worksop, and described as head of household. Also in the home on the night of the census were her daughters, Arabella and Frances Gertrude, her married son William, his wife Isabella (m. 1908) and their daughter Queeny (b. 1909) together with another grandchild, George Marsden (9). George Marsden (George Robert b. 1902) was probably the son of Ann's eldest son George who had married Nellie Price in 1902 (J/F/M). A report of Frederick's death in 1915 recorded that before he enlisted he had been lodging with his uncle William Marsden and his wife at 24 Trent Street, Worksop. William served in the war in the Royal Marine Light Infantry and was killed in 1917 leaving a widow and three children. (See 'Extra information')
Underground roadman employed at Manton Colliery (Wigan Coal and Iron Company).
09 Aug 1915
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685112 - CWGC Website
12862
Enlisted Worksop
Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment) Fred Scott enlisted on 17 August 1914. He served in the Dardanelles from July 1915 and was killed on 9 August 1915. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey (Panel 151 to 153). He qualified for the 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
CWGC additional information:- 'Son of the late Mrs. Sarah Ann Scott' Frederick's uncle, William Marsden, served in the Royal Marine Light Infantry (2nd RM Bn RND) and was kiled on 16 September 1917 aged 35. He is buried in the Naval Trench British Cemetery, Gavrelle, France. He was awarded the Military Medal. (See record on this Roll of Honour) See page relating to Walter Malkin for outline of action in which Fred was killed. RDI 05 09 2015 Pte. Fred Scott Worksop Guardian 10 September 1915 'Britain in keeping her appointment with Russia at the other end of the Dardanelles – an appointment, by the way, which will be filled to the letter – has lost many valuable lives and scarcely a day passes without news of another Worksop hero filling a soldier’s grave. This week it is our unpleasant duty to chronicle the death in action of Pte Fred Scott of the 9th Sherwood Foresters who lodged with Pte William Marsden, who by the way, has just been wounded, and Mrs Marsden his aunt at 24 Trent Street, Worksop. The news has been received officially, Pte Scott, who before joining the colours worked at the Manton Colliery on the Wigan Coal and Iron Company, enlisted at Worksop in Kitchener’s Army on August 17th last year, and was killed on August 9th. He was drafted to the Dardanelles in July, and had taken part in two actions in Gallipoli. He had only recently attained his majority, and the true sympathy of a wide circle of friends will be extended to his relatives in losing a man so young. Pte Scott was single and died a soldier’s death, upholding the traditions of the British Empire and the British soldier.' Pte. F Scott Worksop Guardian 17 September 1915 'The late Pte F Scott of Worksop whose death we reported in our last issue, was the son of the late Sarah Anne Scott and grandson of Mrs Ann Marsden, 32 Abbey Street, Worksop.' Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • Photograph originally published in the Worksop Guardian.  Courtesy of Robert Illett
    Fred Scott - Photograph originally published in the Worksop Guardian. Courtesy of Robert Illett
  • 12862 Private Fred Scott was killed in action on 9 August 1915 at Suvla. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. Visited, wreath laid and photograph taken by John Morse.
    Fred Scott - 12862 Private Fred Scott was killed in action on 9 August 1915 at Suvla. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. Visited, wreath laid and photograph taken by John Morse.
  • Other names in bold are also recorded on this Roll of Honour
    Scott/Marsden family tree - Other names in bold are also recorded on this Roll of Honour
  • Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey (Panel 151 to 153). (www.cwgc.org)
    Fred Scott - Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey (Panel 151 to 153). (www.cwgc.org)