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Sutton in Ashfield Nottinghamshire
Horace was the son of Walter and Harriet Wakefield Scott (née Hardy). Both his parents were born in Sutton in Ashfield, his father in 1863 and his mother in 1864. They were married at Sutton in Ashfield St Mary Magdalene in December 1884 and had ten children, eight of whom survived infancy or childhood. Their surviving children were born in Sutton in Ashfield: Redfern b. abt. 1884/85 bap. St Mary Magdalene 1887; Francis Joseph b. 1887 bap. St Mary Magdalene 1887; Horace b. 1891, Everett b. 1894, Harriet b. 1896, Walter b. 1898, Eliza b. 1901 and George b. 1903. In 1891 Walter, a stonemason, and Harriet were living in Sutton in Ashfield with their sons Redfern (6) and Francis (4). They had moved to Eastfield Side, Sutton in Ashfield by 1901 by which time they had six children: Redfern and Francis who were both colliery gang lads below ground, Horace (9), Everett (6), Harriet (4) and Walter (2). Also in the home was a boarder, Florence Alivery, a dressmaker. In 1911 Walter, his wife and their six youngest children were at 20 Barn Street, Sutton in Ashfield. Horace was a coal miner hewer, Everett a pit banksman, Harriet a runner-on (hosiery factory), Walter, Eliza (10) and George (7). Their eldest son, Redfern had married Meta Mary Ridgeway in 1908 and they and their two sons were living in Annesley Woodhouse. The second son, Francis, had joined the Royal Navy as a stoker in July 1907 on a 12 year short service engagement (5 years RN 7 years Royal Fleet Reserve) and in 1911 was serving in Torpedo Boat No. 29 at Chatham, Kent. Horace married Ellen Marsh in 1912 and they had two children, Horace b. 1912 and Winifred b. 1914. The CWGC record gave his widow's address as 13, Phoenix Street Forest Side, Sutton-in-Ashfield. Ellen married Harry Jackson in 1919 (J/A/S Mansfield). Harry died in 1938 and in 1939 Ellen was living in Sutton in Ashfield and employed as a housekeeper in the household of a retired miner and Frank Dicks (married), a colliery hewer, whom Ellen married in 1953. She died in 1973. Horace's mother died in 1921 and his father in 1924. Horace's brother Francis, who had joined the Royal Navy in 1907, transferred to the Royal Fleet Reserve Chatham (B8807, Stoker 1st Class). He was mobilised on 2 August 1914 and probably served most, if not all the war, at home. He was discharged shore on demobilisation on 19 February 1919. Francis died in 1924. Redfern attested in the army on 4 September 1914 and was posted to the RAMC (423054) but was discharged on 9 September 1914 as ‘unlikely to become an efficient soldier (medical grounds).' However, there is a WW1 Pension Ledgers (Disability) record for Redfern 42354 Private RAMC (b. 1885 res. Annesley Woodhouse), which gives his date of discharge as 26 January 1919. The youngest brother, George, who was born in 1903, served in the RAFVR (1472751 Aircraftman Class 1) in the Second World War and died in Sri Lanka (Ceylon) in 1943. (See 'Extra information')
1911 - coal miner hewer
01 Jul 1916
811660 - CWGC Website
2nd Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
2nd Bn Lincolnshire Regiment Horace was killed in action on 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France (Pier and Face 1 C.).
Horace's youngest brother, George, served in the RAF Volunteer Reserve in the Second World War (1472751 Aircraftman Class 1). He was with the Station HQ at the military base in Tinkenya, Ceylon, where he died on 23 February 1943 aged 39. George is buried in Kandy War Cemetery, Sri Lanka. CWGC headstone personal inscription: ‘Safe in the arms of Jesus’ CWGC: 'Son of Walter Scott; husband of Ellen Scott, of 13, Phoenix St., Forest Side, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottingham.' WW1 Pension Ledgers: wife Ellen Scott, Sutton in Ashfield, and children Horace b. 1912 and Winifred b. 1914. Registers of Soldiers' Effects: his widow Ellen was his sole legatee.
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  • Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France. (www.cwgc.org)
    Horace Scott - Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France. (www.cwgc.org)