Leonard William Scott

Name

Leonard William Scott
1881

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

12/10/1918
36

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lance Corporal
140901
Machine Gun Corps
21st Battallion

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT
VIII.K.10A
France

Headstone

>BY DEEDS OF VALOUR HE HAS REACHED THE LAND OF REST.

UK Memorials

Hatfield War Memorial Hatfield In Memoriam Book Hatfield Hyde Village Memorial St Mary Magdalene, Church Memorial, Hatfield Hyde Welwyn Garden City Gardens & Memorial

Pre War

Leonard was born 1881 in Hatfield, Herts. Son of James Scott a Railway Signalman (Working for the G.N.R. Company) and Annie Scott, of Mill Green, Hatfield, Herts. Baptised on 26th June 1881, in Hatfield, Herts.

1891 Census: Records Leonard aged 10, at school, living with his parents, brothers Frederick 17, Ernest 14, Vincent 7 and sister Edith 12, at Waterside Cottage, Mill Green, Hatfield, Herts.

1901 Census: Records him as William aged 19, working as a Railway Clerk, visiting Mr & Mrs Mathews at 31 Station Road, Enfield Chase, Middlesex. 

1911 Census: Records him as single, (using the name William) and working as a Railway Porter in Wakefield, Yorkshire. He was boarding with Mrs Naylor at 68 Piccadilly, Wakefield, Yorkshire. 


Wartime Service

Leonard enlisted in Wakefield, Yorkshire, in September 1914, initially with the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry with the S/N 17339,He the was transferred to the Machine Gun Corps with the S/N 140901. He landed in France on 11th September 1915.

Leonard died of his wounds on 12th October 1918, at No16, General Hospital, Le Treport, France.  

Additional Information

His effects were left to his father James.

Acknowledgments

Stuart Osborne
Brenda Palmer
Stuart Osborne