WILLIAM EDWARD SCOTT

Born: 21st March 1900, Hemingstone, Suffolk.

Died: 2nd February 1941; age: 40; H.M. Trawler ‘Almond’ – mined and sunk off Falmouth, Cornwall.

First Enlistment Details: Date: 25th March 1918 – signed up for the hostilities; Occupation: Machine Attendant. Height: 5ft 5ins, fresh complexion, grey eyes & brown hair. Scar on left breast and under left arm.

Service:

Pembroke II – Stoker II Class – 25th March 1918 – 14th August 1918.

Gunner I – Stoker II Class – 15th August 1918 – 30th September 1918.

Gunner – Stoker II Class – 1st October 1918 – 30th November 1918.

Ganges – Stoker II Class – 1st December 1918 – 31st March 1919.

Ganges (Ben Lane) – Stoker II Class – 1st April 1919 – 6th May 1919.

Lavatera – Stoker II Class – 7th May 1919 – 6th August 1919 – Shore – Ordinary Seaman.

 

Re-enlisted Chatham, 14th November 1921, late K.50584; occupation: Labourer.

Pembroke I – Ordinary Seaman – 14th November 1921 – 16th March 1922.

Gibraltar – 17th March 1921 – 14th August 1922 – transferred to Stoker II Class.

 

Chatham; occupation: Royal Navy – late S.S.11999.

Gibraltar – Stoker II Class – 15th August 1922 – 14th September 1922.

Pembroke – Stoker II Class – 15th September 1922 – 16th February 1923.

Wisteria – Stoker II Class – 17th February 1923.

Wisteria – Stoker I Class – 1st June 1923 – 22nd July 1925.

Pembroke II – Stoker I Class – 23rd July 1925 – 12th October 1925.

Benbow – Stoker I Class – 13th October 1925 – 5th November 1926

Pembroke II – Stoker I Class – 6th November 1926 – 13th November 1926 – Shore.

Joined R.F.R. 14th November 1926.

Pembroke II – Stoker I Class – 28th September 1938

Pembroke II – Stoker I Class – 1st October 1938 – Demob.

Character – Very Good.

 

Rank: Stoker 1st Class; Service Number: C/SS 125877.

Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M. Trawler ‘Almond’.

 

Memorial Reference:

47.3.

Chatham Naval Memorial,

Chatham,

Kent.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Herbert & Sarah Scott; husband of Olive Emma Scott, of Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   near Brewery Farm, Hemingstone, Suffolk.

 

William was a year old and living with his parents.

Herbert Scott, 24, a Horseman on Farm, born Gosbeck, Suffolk.

Sarah Scott (nee Edwards), 23, born Hemingstone, Suffolk.

 

1911   Church Lane, Hemingstone, Suffolk.

 

William was 11 years old and living with his parents.

Herbert, 34, a Labourer on Farm.

Sarah, 33.

 

In 1929, Ipswich, William married Olive Emma Farnish, born 1919, in the district of Bosmere, Suffolk.

They had 2 sons.

 

William is also remembered on the war memorial at the Town Hall, Ipswich.

 

2nd February 1941 – H.M. Trawler ‘Almond’

 

H.M. Trawler ‘Almond’ a fishing trawler was built by Ardrossan Dockyard (Ardrossan, Scotland). Ordered 5th June 1939. Laid down 18th August 1939. Launched 22nd May 1940. Commissioned 20th August 1940. Her armament was fitted at Tynemouth. On the 2nd February 1941 (T/Skipper Albert Edward Johnson, RNR) she was sunk by a mine returning to Falmouth, Cornwall after sweeping duties, 19 crew members were killed, 1 wounded.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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