1. Memorial:Leeds (Lawns Wood) CemeteryIII. H. 1.
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.134
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour16D GQS

Awards & Titles:

Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons

Early Life :

Born in the Sculcoates part of Hull in 1866. At the time of the 1871 census, he is the eldest son, with the document showing that his biological father had passed away and that Sarah, who was living on an Annuity, was head of the household resident in the locale of No.11 Cave Street. Walter F. b. 1869 and Gertrude Frances (b.1870).

By the time of the 1881 census, Sarah had remarried Arthur Whitmarsh and were resident at 58 Freehold Street. Two further children are evident by this marriage, Rose C.(b.1878) and Roland (b.1880). Her children were regarded as boarders, and Arthur who by now is aged 15, is now employed as a Stockbroker's Clerk. He evidently has affection for his step family as indicated in the "letter to Rose" below.

He is a student of medicine at least between 1888-1890, and by 1901 he is seen living as a single person at 139 Beverley Road, Sculcoates, Hull together with Housekeeper and Servant.

In 1911, at the time of the census he is recorded as a single 45 year old and as the Stepson of Sarah Ann Whitmarsh, a 73 year old living at Debdale Road, Wellingborough, Northants. We can understand that this was Arthur's mother. He has his sister with him - Gertrude Frances Scott.

Family :

In an undated letter to his sister, he writes:
"Dear Sister Rose, your letter I've received with great delight, but yet was somewhat grieved to think how long it is since last I wrote to you a rhyme or any kind of note.
In time gone past, I've not had opportunity
From perplexity and care I don't possess immunity
And lack of inspiration, not always lack of time
Has hindered me from writing in poetry or rhyme
Or prose or even doggrel verse my mind has been too void
Of all save study - horrid work - of that its more than cloyed.
This evening i was much past work; I sat, a gloomy better
Then suddenly the thought struck me, I'll answer Rose's letter
In it, her wish, so prettily expressed,
Shall be fulfilled, - in rhyme mine shall be dressed
So here I go intent on doing it statin
But stay! the various bits of news, Ill take them serviatium,
So Genties' still in bed! we hoped that Stockton on the Tees
Would help to cure our sister dear, of her confounded wheeze
I'm much afraid, that Stockton's air, for her poor chest too harsh is,
It's much as if she still survived, on Hull's unhealthy marshes.
But hope's not dead, the summer there may may mend her,
Will pray that Providence some benefit at least will serve her
I, also sometimes get a letter from our brother
Poor lad, he too walks gloomy paths, each note's just like each other.
I've told him many times and oft, no relatives to trust to
I learnt it long ago, their indifference I've got used to,
On Wednesday next, the seventeenth to Stockton I shall come
Its not unlikely, once I'm there, that I shall stay at home
In spite of our dear Pa's disgust and ne'er to N. return
For patients here are far to scarce, so money I can earn.
I see that still your craze exists, for cats + such like vermin
I'd love to shoot 'em all, I'd laugh to see 'em squirmin'
Two cats (or more) live close by me, apparently they're lovers,
They screech their love songs all night through, 'tis well that darkness covers
I want me their whereabouts or else their brains I'd scatter
With bullets large "catapult" their precious skulls I'd shatter
Our [missus] hasnt got a cat, but wretched pups has she
Which yelp and snap the whole day long and nearly madden me
But now my rhyming's all dried up, and I can go no farther.
So, I'll remain, with kind regards, your loving brother. Arthur.

Education & Career :

Arthur was registered as a Medical Student (Cert.No 17238-1) on 2nd October, 1888, to undergo further education at York College Medical School, him having taken preliminary examinations at the Apothecary Society in March of the same year. A further payment of "31. 10s, was made made to entitle him to sit in the various lectures of medical subjects which included Descriptive Anatomy, through to Midwifery and Forensic Medicine (and to use the library of the Yorkshire College.) As he advanced through his medical study, further receipts, such as one seen for the 1890 session for a sum of £3 3s. entitled Arthur to a session in Advanced Physiotherapy and £5 for 2nd M.B (Medicinae Baccalaureate?)

Upon the payment of 10s., on the 9th April 1914 he was provided with one "Licence for Motor Car," for a General Practitioner whilst resident at "Felixstowe" Beverley High Road, Sculcoates, Hull. This is repeated in 1915.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: Royal Army Medical Corps 

Action : Home Service 

A memorial service on the 11th October, 1915 shows Arthur's role to play in the military whilst engaged on Home Service:
Staff Surgeon Major, Humber Defences
Surgeon Major, East Riding, Royal Garrison Artillery
President, Local Board, R.A.M.C
Admiralty Surgeon and Agent, Humber District
Surgeon-in-Chief, St. John's Ambulance Association
Hon. Associated of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem &c. &c.

His medal card shows him deceased and service with the R.A.M.C. Territorial Force, but not granted any service medals citing "No trace of any o/s (overseas) service."

Detail :

Probate SCOTT Arthur William of Felixstowe Berverley-road Kingston-upon-Hull died 23 September 1915 at 2nd Northern General Hospital Leeds Administration London 26 November to Walter John Scott commercial traveller. Effects £2761 9s. 3d.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Kingston No. 1010 E.C.Yorkshire (North & East Ridings)

4th November 1908
6th January 1909
7th April 1909

He was initiated into Kingston Lodge in 1908, aged 43. He was resident in Hull and employed as a Surgeon. The final annotation in the contribution record shows, "Died 23rd Sep/15."

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