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Frederick (as birth registration) was the son of Enoch and Mary Elizabeth Scott (née Statham). Although his birth was registered in Nottingham and the census records gave his birth place as Nottingham, his military records gave his place of birth as Derby in the parish of St Peter. Both his parents were born in Nottingham, his father in 1858 (reg. J/F/M) and his mother in 1860. They were married at Nottingham St Saviour in July 1879 and had at least nine children: William Edward (bap Wm Edwin) b. 1881 (reg. J/F/M), George Harry b. 1883 (reg. J/F/M), Harriet b. 1885, all three born Nottingham, Frederick b. 1887 (J/A/S) - the three boys were baptised at Derby St Peter on 16 January 1889 - Enoch b. Derby 1889 bap. St Peter November 1889; Ada Mary b. Derby 1892 bap. St Peter 1892, Elizabeth Emma b. Derby 1894 bap. St Werburgh 1894 and May b. 1898 and Florence b. 1899, both born Basford and baptised at St Leodegarious in the years of their birth. In 1891 Enoch, a foundry labourer, and Mary were living on East Street, Derby with four of their five children, William (10), George (8), Frederick (3) and Enoch (1). On the night of the census their daughter Harriet (5) was recorded in Basford, Nottingham, in the home of her grandparents, William and Sarah Middleton. However, in 1899 when Florence was baptised at Basford parish church, her parents were living at 34 Whitechapel Street, Basford. Enoch snr. died in March 1900 and in 1901 his widow was living at 3 Currant Street, Nottingham, with her nine children: William and George who were both iron moulders, Harriet a cigar maker, Frederick an errand boy, Enoch, Ada (8), Elizabeth (6), May (2) and Florence (1). Also in the household was a boarder, John Woodward (42 b. Derby), an iron foundry labourer. Mary Elizabeth and John Woodward were married in 1902 and had a daughter Annie the same year. Frederick joined the army in December 1908 and gave his next of kin as his mother Mary Woodward of 30a St Peter's Street, Radford, his brother William Edward, 34 Woodward Street, Meadows, and his married sister Harriet Tatham (m. Percy John Tatham 1905) of 34 St Peter's Street, Radford. The 1911 Census recorded John and Mary living at 30a St Peter's Street although they were using the surname Scott. In the home on the night of the census were Mary's three daughters by her first marriage, Ada and Elizabeth, both cigarette makers, and Mary (12) together with her daughter by John Woodward, Annie (8). John declared that he had been married for 25 years and Mary that she had had four children all of whom were still living - it can be assumed that she was referring only to those children who were still living with her. Her eldest son, William Edward, an iron founder, and his wife Julia Annie (m. 1902) were living at 34 Woodward Street, with their daughter Doris (5) - a second sibling had died in infancy - and William's sister, Florence Scott. He also included in the household his brother Frederick Scott (23), a machinist, although according to his army record, Frederick served in India from 1910 to September 1914. The second son, George Harry, an iron moulder, was living on Moorgate Street, Nottingham, with his wife Emma Elizabeth (née Wright n. 1905) and their two children. Also in the household was a niece Libby Wright (11). The fourth son Enoch, has not yet been traced after 1901 and his name was not included on a form completed by Mary Elizabeth in 1919 listing Frederick's surviving blood relatives. The eldest daughter, Harriet Tatham, was living at 38 St Peter's Street, Radford, with her husband Percy, a cigarette machine operator, and their three sons. Mary and John Woodward were living at 6 Mitchell Street by 1917 when a notice confirming Frederick's death in 1916 was published in the local paper. Mary completed a form for the army in August 1919 listing her son's surviving blood relatives and named only six siblings and a half-sister: Mother: Mary E Woodward (‘second marriage’) 6 Mitchell Street Radford Brothers: William E Scott 54 Honey Hill Road Queens Park Bedford, George Harry Scott 11 Argyle Street Radford. Sisters: Ada Mary Scott (27), Elizabeth E Scott (24), May Scott (21), Florence Scott (19) all of 6 Mitchell Street Half-sister: Annie Woodward (17) 6 Mitchell Street. It is possible that Harriet was still living as there is a record of the death of a Harriet Tatham, born about 1885, in 1965 (reg. Derby). Frederick nominated his mother, brothers William and George, and four full-blood sisters, Ada, Elizabeth, May and Florence, as his legatees. Mary Elizabeth Woodward may have died in 1934 aged 73.
1901 - errand boy. 1908 - he was a labourer when he joined the Army. 1911 - serving with the 1st Bn Sherwood Foresters in India.
13 Sep 1916
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6 Mitchell Street, Radford Nottingham. Enlisted Derby
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
2nd Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, previously 1st Battalion. Served as Fred Scott. Fred attested on a 12 year engagement (7 years with the Colours, 5 years in the Reserve) on 9 December 1908 and served for 7 years 279 days: Home 9 December 1908-19 September 1910. India 20 September 1910-2 September 1914 (3y 348d). Home 3 September 1914-3 November 1914. BEF France 4 November 1914-23 January 1915. Home 24 January 1915-20 April 1915. BEF France 21 April 1915-10 July 1915. Home 11 Jul 1915-22 May 1916. BEF France 23 May 1916-13 September 1916. He was appointed lance corporal on 24 February 1911, promoted corporal 3 October 1914, acting sergeant 3 April 1915 (Plymouth) and sergeant with effect from 21 April 1915. Fred served in India with the 1st Battalion between September 1910 and September 1914 (3 years 348 days). While in India he underwent an operation for appendicitis and was in hospital from 3 to 20 July 1912. He also suffered from malaria in May 1914, a few months before his return to the UK. He served in France from 4 November 1914 but was transferred to England on 21 January 1915 for treatment for frostbite. He returned to France in April that year but on 4 July 1915 suffered an injury to his left hand and was transferred to 17 Field Ambulance then to No. 1 Can. General Hospital, Etaples, before medical evacuation to the UK (SS Dieppe hospital ship) on 10 July. Fred served at home until 22 May the following year when he returned to France on 23 May 1916. Fred was reported missing in action three months later on 15 September 1916 but his death on 13 September 1916 was not confirmed unitl April the following year. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France (Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A). He qualified for the 1914 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 10 April 1917: 'Scott. In loving memory of Sergeant F Scott, Sherwood Foresters, late of 6 Mitchell Street, Radford, reported missing now killed in action September 13th, 1915, after eight years service, Sadly missed by his sorrowing mother, brothers, sisters.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘In Memoriam’, 13 September 1919: ‘Scott. In loving memory of Sergt. Scott, Sherwoods, killed in action September 13th 1916. A day of remembrance sad to recall. Sorrowing mother, sisters, and brothers.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Registers of Soldiers' Effects: legatees mother Mary E Woodward, brothers William E and George H, sisters Ada M, Elizabeth E, May, Florence. There are two records, one names only his mother as his legatee.
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  • Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France. (www.cwgc.org)
    Fred Scott - Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France. (www.cwgc.org)