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134797   Gunner William George Scott
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 328th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 12/06/1896
Died: 24/10/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 21
William George Scott was the son of William and Sarah Ann Scott. He was born on either 12th June 1896 or 15th June 1897 at Drumenagh Hill, near Ballyronan, where the family had a farm. He was one of nine children. The family moved to Ballygrooby, near Moneymore in 1909. Gunner Scott was still serving with the Artillery when he was seriously wounded on 2nd September 1917 in France. He was brought back to hospital in Brighton, England where he died of his wounds in Brighton on Wednesday 24th October 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Brighton City (Bear Rd) Cemetery
  Brighton, East Sussex, 9
Grave Ref: ZHN 4
CWGC Casualty 659336
The cemetery is on the Lewes road. It was opened in 1857, and now covers 44 acres. It climbs the hill Eastward, crossing a public road. A War Cross stands in the cemetery.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Moneymore War Memorial Moneymore
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 226
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Scott family 1901 census lists William George as age 4 at house 15 in Drumenagh, Ballyronan
2 1911 Census lists Scott family 1911 census lists William George as age 14 at house 4 in Ballygruby, Moneymore,
3 Photo of Gunner William G Scott's grave
4 Forum discussion (GWF) Information about Gunner William G Scott
5 John Sufferin Scott Cousin of William George Scott
6 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
7 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Gunner William George Scott
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Gunner William G Scott's grave can be purchased here
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