Scott, W J
WILLIAM JAMES SCOTT
Remembered with honour Ribecourt British Cemetery: Special Memorial A29.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action in the Battle of Cambrai – a successful attack at Highland Ridge near Villers-Plouich. Unfortunately, William’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a brief article about and a Death announcement for William in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 1 December 1917.
Son of Flora Mary (nee FRENCH) SCOTT of Watford, and the late William SCOTT.
His parents married 19 April 1891 at St Mary’s, Felpham, Sussex. William died 1914 in Watford aged 52, and was buried 11 December at All Saints, Leavesden, Herts; Flora died 13 October 1939 in Watford aged 68.
William was born 26 July 1894 in Leavesden, and baptised 19 August 1894 at All Saints, Leavesden. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 6 he lived in Garston, Herts, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, a gardener aged 16, he lived in Kingswood, Watford, with his parents and one sibling.
Date of death20/11/1917
Age at death23
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)