Sunday, 21 September 2014

A Family at War

Monday 21st September 1914: Quartermaster-Sergeant F. Scott, who is a well-known figure in Luton, is one of nine relatives serving with the 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Quartermaster-Sergeant Scott is in charge of the headquarters and stores of the South Beds Detachment at Park-street, Luton. On active service with the Battalion are Colour-Sergeant F. C. Scott, Sergeant F. Scott, Private E. Scott, Private F. Scott, Private McEwan, Private H. Scott, Private F. Rimmer and Private Holt. The younger men are chiefly nephews of the Quartermaster-Sergeant. About ten years ago there was a Scott occupying every rank in the 5th Beds”.[1]

Source: Luton News 1st October 1914

[1] The following members of the family died on active service: 4085 Private Frank Rimmer, killed 16th August 1915 and commemorated on the Helles Memorial; 200233 Quartermaster Sergeant Edward Scott, died 12th January 1918 and buried at Jerusalem War Cemetery

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