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  • Buried in Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, France. (www.cwgc.org)
Person Details
Nottingham
Arthur Alfred was the son of Arthur and Elizabeth Scott (née Murphy). Both parents were born in Nottingham, Arthur in about 1867 and Elizabeth in 1870. They were married at Sneinton St Stephen in January 1890 and by 1911 had had twelve children, one of whom had died in infancy. All the children were born in Nottingham and the six eldest, including Arthur, were baptised at Nottingham St John: Herbert John b. 1891, Lavinia Maria b. 1893, Drusilla b. 1895, Arthur Alfred birth registered 1897 (J/F/M) bap. 28 February 1900, James b. 1898, Francis Edward b. 1900, Jack birth registered 1902 (J/F/M), Lewis b. 1903, Olive birth registered 1905 (J/F/M), Wilfred b. 1906, Frederick birth registered 1908 (J/F/M) d. 1908 (J/F/M) and Leonard b. 1909. In 1891, the year after their marriage, Arthur (23), a lace threader, and Elizabeth (21), a machinist, were living at 2 Dakins Yard, Nottingham. However, they were living at 30 Lake Yard, Island Street, Nottingham, in December 1893 when their two eldest children were baptised, and from at least 1900 at 13 Lake Yard where the family was recorded on the 1901 Census: Arthur, a lace maker, Elizabeth, Herbert (9), Lavinia (8), Drusilla (5), Arthur (4), James (2) and Francis (10 months). However, by 1911 Arthur and Elizabeth, now working as a dipper (lace dressing firm), were living at 104 Manvers Street, Sneinton, Nottingham, with eight of their eleven surviving children, Lavinia and Drusilla who were both in the hosiery trade, Arthur a cropper boy (printing firm), Francis, Jack (9), Lewis (7), Wilfred (4) and Leonard (1). Two children, James and Olive (6), were living with George and Charlotte Legg at Goodhead Terrace, Goodhead Street, Meadows, and described on the census as their foster children. The eldest son, Herbert, had married Emily Forrest in 1911 (J/F/M) and they and their daughter Ivy (1) along with two boarders, were living in Belton's Yard, Nottingham. Arthur's younger brother Francis attested in the Sherwood Foresters (52545 Private), when he was 18 years 1 month (so probably joined in 1918) and named his father of 79 Seymour Street, Carlton Road, Nottingham, as his next of kin. Francis was discharged frmo the army (disability) on 27 September 1918. Arthur's mother Elizabeth died on 5 April 1935 and his father Arthur on 28 January 1939; he was still living at 79 Seymour Street.
He was a cropper boy (printing firm) in 1911.
08 Jul 1916
19
91678 - CWGC Website
4945
Residence Nottingham. Enlisted Nottingham
Private
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
1/7th Battalion (Robin Hood Rifles) Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment), Lewis Gunner. Served as Arthur Scott. Arthur died of wounds on 8th July 1916 and is buried in Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, France (grave ref. I.H.13). He qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal. CWGC - Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery (extract): 'The site of the cemetery was chosen in May 1916. It was used from June 1916 to May 1917 by the 20th and 43rd Casualty Clearing Stations ... After the Armistice the cemetery was increased by graves brought in from the following small military cemeteries (listed).' (www.cwgc.org)
CWGC headstone personal inscription: 'Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God. Loving Dad, Mother, Brothers & Sisters' (Matthew 5:8 KJV) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘In Memoriam’, 9 July 1917: ‘Scott. In loving memory of our dear son, Private Arthur Scott, Lewis Gunner, Sherwood Foresters, died of wounds in France, July 8th 1916. One year has gone, our hearts still sore, day by day we miss him more. From his sorrowing mother, father, sisters, and brothers.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Registers of Soldiers' Effects: his mother Elizabeth was his sole legatee. WW1 Pension Ledgers Index Cards: parents Arthur and Elizabeth, residence Nottingham.
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  • Buried in Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, France. (www.cwgc.org)
    Arthur Alfred Scott - Buried in Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, France. (www.cwgc.org)