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  • Photo shows Wellington Cemetery, Rieux-en-Cambresis,Nord, France where William John Scruton is buried
Person Details
Elloughton,Yorkshire
William was born in 1881 in Elloughton Yorshire (just East of Hull) and was the son of William John a shoemaker and Ruth Scruton. He was the eldest of their eight children and in the 1901 census the family are living at Brantingham Road, Elloughton , William is 14 years of age and an under gardener. By the 1911 census his parents are still living on Brantingham Road but William has moved out of the family and is in service at The Dell, Bishopgate , Egham , he is one of six gardeners (see note below) William held a responsible post at Wiseton Hall Gardens and was local preacher at Gringley Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. Prior to joining the Army he married his wife Edith A Hardy in 3rd quarter of 1915 at Gringley. Edith was the third daughter of Mr and Mrs H G Hardy and brother to Henry Hardy who had also served and died on 30/08/1918 (entry above)
Savill Court is on maps dated 1815-1817, The 1896 map shows the house extended as a villa and pleasure grounds and included stables ,yard buildings and gardeners cottages. Baron Schroder bought the house in 1910 and combined it with 'The Dell' which is a few yards from the entrance gates to Savill Court. The land that belongs to the Dell makes up the combined estate. Baron Schroder extended the house which included 50 bedrooms. During the second world war the house was used as a service hospital and was sold in 1980 to Country Town Hotels
18 Oct 1918
308190 - CWGC Website
267385
Lance Corporal
2nd Bn Seaforth Highlanders (Ross–shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's)
William enlisted at Retford and to begin with served with the Royal Field Artillery with service number 84907. He later transferred to the 2nd battalion Seaforth Highlanders. He died from wounds on 18th October 1918 and is buried in the Wellington Cemetery, Rieux-en-Cambresis, France grave reference IV G1.
Source, ‘Gringley a Tribute to the 24 ‘ published July 2014 by the Gringley History Club. www.gohistory.org.uk (Courtesy of Alan Hickman)
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  • Photo shows Wellington Cemetery, Rieux-en-Cambresis,Nord, France where William John Scruton is buried
    Wellington Cemetery,Nord - Photo shows Wellington Cemetery, Rieux-en-Cambresis,Nord, France where William John Scruton is buried