Image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper

Born: 6th April 1897, Capel St. Mary, Suffolk.

Died: 17th November 1917; age 20; KiA during the second Battle of the Heligoland Bight. Served 4 & 1/2 years.

Residence: 40, Newson Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Details: Location: Chatham; Date: 16th July 1912; Occupation: Farm Labourer. Height: 5ft 6 1/4ins, dark complexion, grey eyes & dark hair. On the 6th April 1915 signed up for 12 years.


 Rank: Able Seaman; Service Number: J/18562

Regiment: H.M.S. ‘Calypso’ Royal Navy.


Memorial Reference:

Chatham Naval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Robert & Julia Scott, of 40, Newson Street, Ipswich.




1901   The Hall, Bentley, Suffolk.


Herbert was 3 years old and living with his parents & sister.

Robert Scott, 28, a Gardener, born Wenham Magna, Suffolk.

Julia Ann Scott (nee Page), 32, born Washbrook, Suffolk.

Winifred May Scott, 2, born Bentley, Suffolk.


1911   Gardener’s Cottage, Bentley, Suffolk.


Herbert was 13 years old, a Gardener’s Boy. He was living with his parents & sisters.

Robert, 37, a Gardener – Domestic.

Julia, 42.

May, 12.

Edith Maud Scott, 9, born Bentley.


Herbert is also remembered on the war memorial at Bentley, Suffolk.


 H.M.S. ‘Calypso’ Royal Navy


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