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Private A T Scott


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Private Alfred Thomas SCOTT L/9221, "G" Company, 2nd Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died whilst a Prisoner of War, Shamran, Turkey, between 29th April 1916 & 31st December 1916, cause of death not stated, with, Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, aged 24. 

Born Kensington, Surrey, son of Alfred Stephen and Mary Scott, of Dutts Cottages, Offham, West Malling, Kent.

Enlisted Maidstone,  Kent, age 18 years & 1 month, height 5ft 4 inches, weight 109lbs, fresh complexion, brown eyes, brown hair, three scars ????, mole on ????. Formerly farm labourer.


1911 Census - Military, India - Alfred Thomas Scott, Private, age 20, single, 2nd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, Soldsier, born Kensington, London.

1911 Census - Dutts Cottages, Offham, West Malling, Kent - Alfred Scott, head, age 46, married 20, years, 5 children, all still alive, labourer, Urban District Council, worker, born Ash, Kent; Albert Scott, son, age 17, single, gardener domestic, worker, born Kensington, London; Robert Scott, son, age 13, school, born Plaxtol, Kent; William Scott, son, age 6, school, born Leybourne, Kent.


Home 9th December 1908 to 4th January 1911; India 5th January 1911 to 31st January 1915; Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force "D", 1st February 1915 to 31st May 1916.

9th December 1908, enlisted; 11th January 1909, Dover, posted; 5th January 1911, posted India & 2nd Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment; 28th January 1911, Peshawar; 1st May 1911, Cherat; 3rd July 1911 to 10th July 1911, tonsillitis; 20th May 1912 to 25th May 1912, sand fly fever; 17th July 1912, 3rd Class Certificate of Education; 7th July 1913, "Private Scott was at Musketry with his Company at Cherat on 7th July. He had to assist in carrying a box of ammunition down to the range, he slipped and fell on the path cutting his right knee. He was not to blame. The injury was trivial"; 8th July 1913 to 22nd July 1913, Cherat Hospital, wound of right knee; 20th November 1913, Multan; 18th July 1914, passed class of swimming; 4th January 1915, Hydrabad General Hospital, report of veneral disease contracted 4th December 1914, Hydrabad City; 15th October 1915, Bombay, embarked SS Bandra; 22nd October 1915, Busra, disembarked; 7th November 1915, joined Battalion, In the Field; 1st December 1915, SS Mosul, admitted to Hospital, colic; 2nd December 1915, Kut al Amarah, 3rd Base General Hospital; 29th April 1916, Kut al Amarah, Prisoner of War.

2nd October 1920, Statement of Relatives - Widow, none; Children, none; Father Alfred Scott, Dutts Cottages, Offham, West Malling; Mother, Mary Scott, Dutts Cottages, Offham, West Malling; Brothers - Albert Scott, age 27, Dutts Cottages, Offham, West Malling; Robert Scott, age 23, Dutts Cottages, Offham, West Malling; William Scott, age 16, Dutts Cottages, Offham, West Malling; Sisters - Alice May Scott, age 24, Dutts Cottages, Offham, West Malling.

Commemorated at  Basra Memorial, Panel 29, Iraq / Offham War Memorial.


Information provided by Tony Grant of the  Snodland Historical Society


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