Friday 29 March 2013

Private Frederick Scott

Born on 19 August 1884 in Birmingham, England - son of Mrs. Elizabeth Scott, Birmingham, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as plasterer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 20 May 1915 (number 410398) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - killed in action on 18 November 1916 - name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte Scott's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in France in August 2012).

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

1 comment: said...

Hi Ken,

While looking at the online digital file for L/Cpl. James Fotheringham, MM, #63350, I noticed that Pte. Scott's medal card had somehow ended up in his file. For what it's worth, I notified LAC but in case nothing happens, at least it's noted here.