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923   Sergeant John Suffern Scott
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 07/02/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 15/07/1896
Died: 15/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
John Suffern Scott was a son of James Scott of Bellagharty, Ballyronan, Magherafelt. He was born on 15th July 1896. He emigrated to Canada, where he worked as a labourer and was unmarried. He enlisted at Valcartier Camp in Quebec on 21st September 1914 and joined the 8th Battalion Canadian Infantry.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery
  Fleurbaix, Pas-de-Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Mem 4
CWGC Casualty 298896
Fleurbaix is a village 5 kilometres south-west of Armentieres on the D22. Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery will be found by taking the D175 from Fleurbaix towards Fauquissart, then the D171 towards Petillon. The cemetery is on the south side of the road from Petillon to La Boutillerie.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 217
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Scott family 1901 census lists John S as age 2 at house 3 in Bellagherty, Salterstown
2 1911 Census lists Scott family 1911 census lists John S as age 12 at house 29 in Bellagherty, Salterstown
3 Canadian Great War Project Details of Sergeant John Suffern Scott
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Sergeant John Suffern Scott
5 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Sergeant John Suffern Scott's death
6 Colonel Louis Lipsett Mentioned in correspondence
7 Cousin - Jack Scott Attestation Papers Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force Attestation Papers includes dob
8 Photo of Sergeant John Suffern Scott's grave
9 John S Scott Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (56 no.)
10 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Sergeant John Suffern Scott's grave can be purchased here
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