DIVISIONAL UNIT: 4th Canadian Infantry Division
10th Infantry Brigade
47th Battalion - West Ontario
Canadian Infantry Corps
RESIDENCE: Brussels – Ontario
DATE OF BIRTH: August 11, 1893
Brussels – Grey / Morris Township – County of Huron - Ontario
DATE OF DEATH: August 10, 1918 25 years
CEMETERY: Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery – Cerisy –
Somme – France
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PARENT: Mr. Peter and Margaret Scott - Brussels
Occupation: School Teacher Religion:
Enlistment: Clinton – December 23, 1915 – 161st Huron Battalion
Enlistment Age: 22 years 4 months
The 161st Battalion departed from Canada and arrived in England on November 11, 1916.
Lieutenant Scott was leading the men of his platoon during an attack upon the village of Fouquescourt about noon on August 10th. During the advance, he was struck by enemy machine gun fire. His wounds were immediately dressed but he succumbed to his wounds about an hour later. This was the third day of the Battle of Amiens.
He attended Brussels Public School and following that was educated at Seaforth Collegiate.
His name is remembered on the University of Toronto Honour Roll of Service. It was here he earned his First Class Teaching Certificate. He taught school at the Auburn and Colmville schools before becoming the Assistant Principal of Earl Grey School in Toronto.
Upon his enlistment, he was given the rank of Lieutenant and went overseas in November of 1916, and joined the ranks of the 47th Battalion at the front during March 1918.
The 44th Battalion was assaulting with the 47th Battalion in support and directly behind. “A” & “C” Companies were right and left assault with “B” & “D” Companies supporting. The advance began at 10:15 am with heavy artillery coming down and as they advanced heavy and deadly machine-gun fire was met near Fouquescourt and it here the advance was checked.
“A” Company then advanced and made contact with the enemy and engaging them. Then with the aid of the 44th Battalion. “A” Company rushed the village and immediately set up their defensive lines.
“C” Company was engaged as well with the enemy and up against machine-guns and the nests.
They were then able to leap-frog the 44th Battalion and continue the advance until being stopped a second time from enemy fire.
The enemy was resisting and holding on and the Companies of the 47th Battalion then consolidated Memalars Trench.