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Lesbury (St Mary the Virgin)

Inscription

In proud and fairest memory

of

George Henry Hall Scott

Captain 7th Battalion The Queen's

Royal West Surrey Regiment

The younger son

of the above Henry Hall Scott

And of Henrietta his wife

Born 18th June 1882

Fell whilst commanding his company

on the 1st July 1916

In the Battle of the Somme

His body lies at Carnoy


He needs no tears in his divine achieving

England is England, through such simple giving

Our memory of the sweeter for his living

Re-interred in Danzig Alley, British Cemetery, Mametz

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Lesbury (St Mary the Virgin)

Northumberland

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George Henry Hall

Scott

18th June 1882

Alnham House, Whittingham, Northumberland

1st July 1916

Killed in action in an advance near Montauban on the first day of the Battle of the Somme in France

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Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France

First World War

Captain

7th Battalion The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)

C Company

Links with Eilanreach, Inverness and Down Place, Guildford. Educated at Aysgarth and Charterhouse. Mining engineer and Director of Bolsover and Blackwell Collieries, Derbyshire and Newbiggin Colliery, Northumberand. Commissioned September 1914. Served in France from July 1915 as Lieutenant and then promoted to Captain when his brother-in-law Captain Roland Hebeler was killed in September 1915 and he took over his company. Another brother in law Brigadier General J.. F. Riddell was also killed in action in 1915. Originally buried at Carnoy and then re-buried post-war. A memorial service was held in the parish church, Glenelg, Inverness for George and his brother-in-law in July 1916.

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