Remembered with honour Wancourt British Cemetery: Plot V, Row D, Grave 14.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action during the Battle of Arras in the front line near Fontaine-les-Croisilles. Unfortunately, Eli’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Eli in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 21 July 1917.
Son of Jasper Thomas and Harriet (nee COPCUTT) SCOTT.
His parents married 28 November 1868 at St Michael and All Angels, Waddesden, Bucks. Thomas died 1924 aged 80; Harriet died 1924 aged 80; both in the Aylesbury, Bucks, district.
Eli was born 1882 in Waddesden, and baptised 13 May 1883 St St Michael’s, Waddesden. He resided in Watford.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 8 he lived in Waddesden, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1901 Census, a general labourer aged 18, he still lived in Waddesden, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a general labourer aged 28, he was a boarder in Watford.
Date of death13/06/1917
Age at death34
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)