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Dvr William Thomas SCOTT, R.E., DoW 23.2.15


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Name: SCOTT, WILLIAM THOMAS

Initials: W T

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Driver

Regiment: Royal Engineers

Unit Text: 446th Field Coy.

Age: 23

Date of Death: 23/02/1915

Service No: 1241

Additional information: Son of Edward and Elizabeth Ann Scott; husband of Elizabeth Arm Scott, of 55, Santon St., Gosforth.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 66.

Cemetery: BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY

SDGW states:

Born Killingworth, Northumberland

Enlisted Newcastle-on-Tyne

Died of Wounds

Supplementary note: 1st N.D. Field Company R.E.

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ND stands for Northumberland (Northumbrian) Division.

Looking at SDGW we can see that the 1st Northumbrian Field Company, RE, had quite a few casualties at this time:

987 Spr Thomas Graham

972 Dvr Albert Luke

991 Dvr Joseph Wilson

104 CQMS John Henry Curtis were all KIA on or around 11th Feb

1086 Spr George Brittain Bone was KIA on the 13th Feb.

1336 Spr Arthur Campbell KIA 18th Feb

The cemetery that most of these men are buried is in Ieper (Ypres), and they were among the first to be buried there. It seems likely, therefore, that our man lost his life in the area. It is also probable, that he was wounded on one of the three dates above and later died from his wounds.

Nearly all these men had a connection with the North East of England; born or married.

I can't work out how 446th Field Company links to Ist Northumbrian Field Coy. Can you...??

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