Remembered with honour St Sever Cemetery Extension: Plot S.III, Row G, Grave 12.
He enlisted 23 August 1914 in Mill Hill, Middx, for Short Service (3 years with the Colours): a gardener aged 19, 5’6¾” tall, C of E. He was admitted to No. 1 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station 31 August 1915 with concussion, then moved to No. 4 Stationery Hospital, St Omer, 13 September 1915, and discharged to duty 20 September 1915. He was admitted to No. 22 Casualty Clearing Station 1 March 1916 with a fractured metatarsal, and discharged to duty 16 March 1916. Granted leave 29 July to 8 August 1917 and 21 September to 5 October 1918. He died at No. 5 General Hospital, Rouen, from broncho-pneumonia due to exposure on battery duty. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 5 November 1914.
Son of George and Emma (formerly HINE/HINDES, nee JAKEMAN) SCOTT.
His parents married 4 October 1879 at St John the Baptist, Aldenham, Herts. George died 1928 in Aldenham aged 79, and was buried 2 January 1929 at St John the Baptist, Aldenham; Emma died 1945 in the Watford district aged 87.
Ernest was born 1896 in Aldenham, and baptised 1 August 1896 at St John the Baptist, Aldenham.
On the 1901 Census, aged 3 he lived in Aldenham, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1911 Census, a farm labourer aged 13, he still lived in Aldenham, with his parents and three siblings.
Unit"G" Battery, 5th Army Brigade
Date of death29/10/1918
Age at death22
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)