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Richard David Scott - Royal Scots Fusiliers.


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Any information please on Serjeant Richard David Scott He died on 11th July 1916 and was buried in the Salonika military Cemetery, Greece.Son of James and Annie Scott of Basford, Nottingham.

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Welcome to the forum.

I presume you have found the information you have already on CWGC website? - if not, his entry is here......


His entry in SDGW adds the following....

Born in New Baseford

Resided at time of enlistment in Old Basford

Enlisted at Mansfield

Service number :- 7751

Also states cause of death as "Died" rather than KIA or Died of wounds implying that his demise was not a direct result of enemy action.

His MIC shows date of entry as 20/09/15 (France) as L/Cpl

Entitlement is 14-15 Star, BWM and Vic

Roll references :- BWM and Vic - D/102 B2 Page 114

Star D/65B Page 51

Confirms "Died"

Rear of card blank

His date of entry shows him to be an original member of the Btn when they first went overseas. LLT gives the following unit information......

8th (Service) Battalion
Formed at Ayr on 1 October 1914 as part of K3 and came under orders of 77th Brigade, 26th Division. Moved to Codford St Mary and went into billets in Bristol in November 1914. Moved to Sutton Veny in April 1915.
20 September 1915 : landed at Boulogne but soon moved and by November 1915 was at Salonika.

View it yourself here.....


Hope that has helped.



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And a bit more........

1901 Census shows a Richard David Scott aged 18 as a "Fitter" with parents named Annie and James (supporting his CWGC entry).

He had 2 sisters, Mary E. and Emma A. as well as a brother James W.

Calculating his DOB from his age on the Census gives 1883 (ish).

Moving forward to the 1911 Census he appears as a single man working as a Hospital Porter and seems to be living in Hospital accommodation.

FreeBMD shows the birth of only 1 Richard David Scott between 1880 and 1885 - and he happened to have his birth registered in Basford !

The birth was recorded in the March 1/4 of 1883 in Volume 7b on page 187. He would therefore have been 33 when he died.

A quick look at his service number would seem to indicate that he enlisted during the first 2 weeks of September 1914.



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