World War 1
Search the known records to date of those lost from the wider Alnwick area in World War 1
Generally showing where they are commemorated, when they died and some basic facts about each person. There are gaps, however, so if you can fill in any missing details do please contact us.
George Henry Hall Scott
George Henry Hall
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Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 7th (Service) Battalion, 'C' Company
Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz
Enlisted in September 1914 & gazetted Lieutenant in the Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). In July 1915 he was sent to France as a Captain with the regiment's 7th Battalion.
Killed in action on the first day of the 1916 Somme Offensives, where on that day, 1 July, his battalion gained & held its objective, Montauban.
(Source: 'UK, De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-18'; Part 3; Page 242; Also,
'The Valley Remembers'; Edited by Sandy Hunter; Upper Coquetdale WW1 Project; 2014; pp. 20-21)
Born at Alnham House, Whittingham, Northumberland on 18 June, 1882, the second son of the late Sir Henry Hall Scott, DL, JP, by his wife Henrietta, daughter of George Gaukroger, of Southfield, Haddington, JP.
Scott's father was a substantial Farmer & Coal Owner, farming 4,400 acres & employing more than 50 men. The family later moved to Hipsburn & had estates at Eilanreach, near Inverness, Scotland.
Educated at Aysgarth & Charterhouse.
Became a Consulting Mining Engineer, & Director of Bolsover & Blackwell Collieries, in Derbyshire, & Newbiggin Colliery, Northumberland.
Scott was a keen sportsman, & spent much of his time salmon fishing & deer-stalking when at his Highland residence, Eilanreach.
(Source: 'UK, De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-18'; Part 3; Page 242; Also, 'The Valley Remembers'; Edited by Sandy Hunter; Upper Coquetdale WW1 Project; 2014; pp. 20-21)
Alnham, St. Michael & All Angel's Church (Source: For Alnham, newmp.org.uk) Lesbury, Memorial Brass Plaque erected by Scott's brother officers at St. Mary's Church Lesbury, Memorial Plaque at St. Mary's Church