|1. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.134|
|2. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||9A GQS|
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Family :According to his Pension Card, George had three daughters by his wife Janet (b.1876), Janet (b.1905), Edith (b.1906) and Dorothy (b.1910).
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit :||2/10th Royal Scots|
375288 Sergeant George Scott, (Cook Sergeant) 27/10/1918 2/10th Royal Scots. Died on military service in Russia.
The battalion was raised in Linlithgow in 1914 and spent most of the war on coastal defence duties in Berwick before being sent to Ireland in 1918 and on to Northern Russia in August 1918. As the guns were about to fall silent on the Western front the Allies sent troops in a vain attempt to tackle the Bolsheviks and restore the Romanovs to their imperial crown. After initial successes, the weather turned foul in October and in difficult terrain. By late October an attack on the village of Topsa proved a severe setback to the Allies. 80 men lost their lives, or were wounded. George was reported Missing in Action on 27th and now recorded as his date of death.
For further information see: The Royal Scots
George is remembered on the Archangel Memorial where at least 222 are listed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
The Allied intervention was a multi-national military expedition launched in 1918 during the Russian Civil War and World War I. With the end of the Great War, the Allies, fearful of Bolshevism, openly intervened in the Russian Civil War, giving support to the pro-Tsarist, anti-Bolshevik White forces. However, opposition for the ongoing campaign became widespread, due to a combination of a lack of public support and war weariness; divided objectives and a lack of an overarching strategy also hampered the effort. These factors, together with the evacuation of the Czechoslovak legion and the deteriorating situation compelled the Allies to withdraw from North Russia and Siberia in 1920.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||St David's No. 393 E.C.||Northumberland|
10th April 1917
15th May 1917
27th June 1917
George is listed amongst those initiated in 1917 in the contribution record of the Lodge and as a Sergeant Cook, resident at Berwick. He appears as a Sergeant in the 1921 Book, The Masonic Roll of Honour and on the later scroll. St. David's Lodge No. 393 have established that George served with the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Scots. The annotation in the records shows that he "Died 27.10.18."
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
Researcher : David Dunn