SCOTT Charles William

Known information

Charles William Scott was born in Oakham in Spring of 1897, the only son and youngest child of Walter Alexander and Ada Annie Scott. He had three sisters. His parents were born and brought up in the town, but by 1901, the census shows the family had moved  to Skegness. Ada Scott died in 1904, when Charles was just 7 years old. By 1911, the census has him living with his uncle John Miles, in Station House in Thorney in Cambridgeshire. He first joined the Cambridgeshire Regiment but later transferred to the 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. He was injured during the Battle of the Somme and died on 13 November 1916 aged 19. His battalion at this time was in support trenches near Martinpuich while heavy fighting was taking place at the Butte de Warlencourt and the German Gird system of trenches. Charles is buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, grave IV.A.8. He is remembered on Thorney's war memorial in the Abbey Church but is not on Oakham's war memorial and is not listed in George Phillips' Rutland and the Great War. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records his parents as being from Oakham.

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2 images Some pictures of Mr Scott's headstone, taken 22 August 2015.
By John Stokes on Sunday 6th December '15 at 3:26pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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