Thursday, 8 March 2012

Sergeant Walter Henry Scott

Born on 28 December 1891 in Peterborough, Ontario - son of W.H. and Dorothy Scott, Lindsay, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Lindsay, Ontario; trade as clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; swarthy complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 20 October 1915 (number 145284) - departed Canada for overseas on 19 June 1916 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 6 July 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 18 November 1916 - died of those wounds on 19 November 1916 - buried in Contay British Cemetery (grave VIII.F.17), France.

(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; Anonymous, An Historical Sketch of the Seventy-Seventh Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (Ottawa: War Publications Limited, 1926), p.141)

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