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Gunner William George Scott -no 134797


Wesley Wright
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William George Scott served in 328th Seige Battery of Royal Garrison ArtillerY.

Died in Brighton on 24/10/1917.Buired in Brighton (Bear rd.)Borough cem.

Believed to have been seriously wounded in France -early Sept. 1917.

One of his sisters from Northern Ireland visited him during his time in Brighton.

The family think he joined after the early stages of the Battle of the somme, against his fathers wishes--two of his brothers where in Canadian Army (both survived without any injuries)

Any members help me find where the action in which he was severely wounded took place.?

He was my Grannys brother. 9 IN THE FAMILY -He died aged 21--the remainder all lived over 90 years of age.

Wesley Wright

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Hi Wesley,

Where he was wounded may depend on exactly when he was wounded. Other members of the 328th Siege Battery who died around this time are

WILKINSON, ARTHUR

Initials: A

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Gunner

Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery

Unit Text: 328th Siege Bty.

Date of Death: 15/09/1917

Service No: 123542

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 4.

Cemetery: KLEIN-VIERSTRAAT BRITISH CEMETERY

Name: BUTCHER, ERNEST

Initials: E

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Gunner

Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery

Unit Text: 328th Siege Bty.

Age: 23

Date of Death: 16/09/1918

Service No: 154381

Additional information: Husband of Elsie M. Butcher, of 27, Cockayne Place, Meersbrook, Sheffield.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. D. 23.

Cemetery: LEBUCQUIERE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

Name: BYRNE, DENIS

Initials: D

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Gunner

Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery

Unit Text: 328th Siege Bty.

Date of Death: 15/09/1917

Service No: 143962

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 5.

Cemetery: KLEIN-VIERSTRAAT BRITISH CEMETERY

Name: PARNELL

Initials: H A

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Gunner

Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery

Unit Text: 328th Siege Bty.

Date of Death: 21/09/1917

Service No: 135090

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: III. D. 3.

Cemetery: KLEIN-VIERSTRAAT BRITISH CEMETERY

Name: SELLAR, FRANK WILLIAM GEORGE

Initials: F W G

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Gunner

Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery

Unit Text: 328th Siege Bty.

Age: 39

Date of Death: 08/10/1918

Service No: 145073

Additional information: Son of the late Francis and Margaret J. B. Murray Sellar. Born at Banff.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: VII. H. 2.

Cemetery: FLESQUIERES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY

It may be of interest that I think he was mobilised to No.1 Depot, Rugeley on the 13/14 December 1916. He may have attested as early as Dec. 1915, but in this case I think not, and the earliest I would say is August 1916. From Rugeley he most probably was sent to the Forth RGA where he must have been fairly quickly forwarded to a Siege Depot where he was sent to join the 328 SB. I would say that there is a higher chance than most that his records survived.

Regards Kevin

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  • 11 months later...

Have just located where he was wounded--ACFIORO(France) on 2nd Sept 1917. Anyone know where ACFIORO IS LOCATED.

Wesley Wright

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