Awards & Titles:

1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal

Family :

Married to Nora, with whom he had at least one child: Christie M Scott

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry 

1/5th Battalion August 1914 : at Stockton-on-Tees. Part of York & Durham Brigade, Northumbrian Division. Moved to Hartlepools on 10 August, then Ravensworth Park. Was back at Newcastle by October. 18 April 1915 : landed at Boulogne. 14 May 1915 : became 150th Brigade in 50th (Northumbrian) Division. 12 February 1918 : transferred to 151st Brigade in same Division. 15 July 1918 : reduced to cadre strength and transferred to Lines of Communication. 16 August 1918 : transferred to 117th Brigade in 39th Division. 9 November 1918 : disbanded in France.

Action : War Survivor 

Although many perished in times of national conflict and in the service of their country, many more survived including those interned as Prisoners of War. Stories of those who did survive are included as part of this site, especially those with high gallantry awards, those included against an external rolls of honour and those who had a distinguished career in wartime and military leaderhip.

Detail :

Served as 271, 2nd Lieutenant (Unter Leutnant on the POW record) 5th Durham Light Infantry B Company. His medal card shows that he was previously a Non-Commisioned Officer with the D.L.I.

He became a prisoner of war having gone missing 23rd March 1918 at Roisel, but repatriated 12th October 1918. He is noted to have sustained injury to his arm and/or hand. His next of kin is listed as Nora.

For his service he was awarded the 1915 Star as a Sergeant, DLI and the British War Medal and the Victory Medal as a 2nd Lieutenant and Lieutenant.

Following the war, he appears on the 1939 census as a Tobacconist Gramophone & Radio Dealer at Sunbury-on Thames.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Barnard No. 1230 E.C.Durham

7th April 1905
5th May 1905
2nd June 1905

Listed as a Clerk resident at Bowes Museum in 1905 when initiated into Barnard Lodge. He resigned 4th December 1908, but rejoined in 1912 when he is further noted as a Bank Clark resident at Brentwood. His war service is recorded for at least 4 years and as a survivor of the war he continued to pay his subscriptions until at least 1921.

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