S. H. Scott
Service no. 352378
Private, London Regiment, (5524). “A” Coy. 1st/7th Battalion
Enlisted at Sun Street; lived in Clapham
Killed in action on 7 October 1916, aged 21
CWGC: “Son of Herbert Forester Scott, and Emma Eliza Scott, of 24 Edithna Street, Landor Road, Stockwell, London.”
Remembered at Thiepval Memorial, France
National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918
SCOTT, S.H., Private, 1/7th London Regiment.
Volunteering in July 1915, he was sent overseas in the following year and served with his Battalion in several engagements in the Somme Sector. Reported missing on October 7th, 1916, he was later presumed to have been killed in action on that date and was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
“His life for his Country, his soul to God.”
24, Edithna Street, Landor Road, S.W.9.
Information from the censuses
In 1911 shop assistant Sydney H. Scott, aged 16, lived at 24 Edithna Street, Stockwell with his parents, Herbert F. Scott, 47, electrician originally from Park End, Gloucester, and Emma E. Scott, 44, who was born in Clerkenwell, four of his five siblings (Daisy A. Scott, 25, a machine minder in a tobacco factory; Alfred Scott, 13; Ernest F. Scott, a compositor) and a cousin, Matilda Scott, 30, from Ruardean Hill, Gloucester. It is unclear whether Daisy was born out of wedlock or is the child of Herbert’s previous marriage.
In 1901 Sydney Herbert Scott lived with his family at 17 Holyoake Road, Kennington (now gone). His father, Herbert F. Scott, was a 38-year-old engine stoker at a gasworks, born at Parkend, Gloucestershire; his mother, Emma E. Scott, 35, was born in Clerkenwell. The children in 1901 were
Alice D. Scott, a 16-year-old tobacco packer, born in Southwark
Albert F. Scott, 13, born in Camberwell
Ernest F. Scott, 11, born in Lambeth
Sydney H. Scott, 7, born in Newington
Alfred Scott, 4, born in Newington