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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, Pas de Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Nottingham
Albert Walter was born in 1897 in Nottingham and was the son of Emma Scott (nee Brittle ) and the late Walter Scott of 65 St Matthias Road, Nottingham. His father Walter was born in 1864 in Nottingham and his mother Emma Brittle was born in 1860 in Nottingham, they were married in Nottingham in 1889 and went on to have 5 children , sadly one of which died in infancy, their surviving children were Lilly b1890, Harold b1892, Ethel b1895 and Albert Walter b1897 all of were born in Nottingham. Albert's father died in 1911 in Nottingham aged 55 yrs. In the 1911 census the family are living at 65 St Matthias Road, Nottingham head of the family is shown as Harold who is 19 yrs of age and is working as a press operator, he is living with his mother Emma 51 yrs and his sister Ethel 16 yrs and younger brother Albert Walter 14 yrs a laying on litho machinist
14 Jan 1917
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Private
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Albert Walter Scott enlisted on 8th March 1915 at Nottingham , he gave his age as 19 yrs ( he was actually only 18 yrs ) He attested and joined the territorials he served in 'A' Coy. 1/7th battalion Sherwood Foresters. He landed in France on 27th October 1915 . He was wounded in action on 1st July 1916 on the first day of the battle of the Somme, he had received a gunshot wound to the head, he was discharged from hospital on 12th July 1916 and returned to his unit. On 14th January 1917 at No. 43 Casualty Clearing Station he was admitted with gun shot wounds to the head, he died of these wounds the same day and is buried in Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty. (grave ref IV.E.13).
Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged) 29 January 1917: 'Private AW Scott, Sherwood Foresters, 65 St Matthias Road, Nottingham, died of wounds age 19.' In memoriam published 14th January 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “SCOTT. – In loving memory of our dear son and brother Albert, of 65, St. Matthias-road, who died of wounds received in action January 14th, 1917. Days of sadness still come o'er us, tears of sorrow often flow, memory keeps our loved ones near us, whom God claimed one year ago. – From sorrowing mother, father, sisters, and brothers.” Above in memoriam is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, Pas de Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Albert Walter Scott - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, Pas de Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 29th January 1917, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Albert Walter Scott - Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 29th January 1917, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918