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Name: James Angus SCOTT
Casualty No.: Ranks: Lieutenant Initials: J A Service No.:
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 19
Unit: B Company, 7th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers.
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Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: The Mount, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment:
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Friday 26th October 1917
Place of Death: Ypres (Ieper), Belgium.
Battle/Campaign: Third Battle of Ypres (Ieper), Flanders, Belgium, 1917.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Congregational Church, Roll of Honour, Barmoor, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 19 to 23 and 162.
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Photographs: 3
Service Records: No
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Family Details:
Son of William and Ellen Scott of Sunilaws, Stocksfield, Northumberland.
Notes : James was educated at Stramongate School, Kendal, Cumberland, and Mill Hill, at which he was a member of the Officer Training Corps. He was given a commission in the Northumberland Fusiliers on 15th August, 1915, when he was only seventeen years of age. After serving with various Battalions of the Northumberland Fusiliers at home and attending General Lewis Gun and Musketry Courses he went to France on the 15th March 1917, where he was posted to his own Battalion. James had been for some time acting as an instructor, being too young for active service. It was reported by the Berlin Red Cross that James was on the officer's list as a prisoner of war. His two cousins, named Steele, both lost their lives during the war.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Officers Died in the Great War.
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