Born: 15th April 1870, Washbrook, Suffolk.

Baptised: 22nd May 1870, at Washbrook, Suffolk. Parents: William & Hannah Scott.

Died: 7th February 1901; age: 30; Died of Tubercle of Lung at Bloemfontein Hospital, Free State, South Africa.

Residence: Washbrook, Suffolk.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 2513.

Regiment: 8th Mounted Infantry, Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion, South Africa Field Force.


Clasps Awarded: Johannesburg, Cape Colony & Orange Free State + South Africa 1901 medal.




1871   Washbrook, Suffolk.


Edward was a year old and living with his parents & sister.

William Scott, 23, an Agricultural Labourer, born Washbrook.

Hannah Scott (nee Clarke), 23, born Washbrook.

Betsy Scott, 3, born Washbrook.


1881   White’s Corner, Washbrook, Suffolk.


Edward was 10 years old and living with his widowed father & sister.

William, 37, an Agricultural Labourer.

Betsy, 12.


Edward’s mother, Hannah Scott died August 1872, Washbrook, Suffolk.


Soldiers’ Effects to William Scott – father.

One of the notable Battles with a large loss of Suffolk life was the “Battle of Suffolk hill” at Colesberg, Northern Cape 5th- 6th January 1900. The hill was originally called Red or Grassy Hill. The Suffolk regiment was ordered to make a night attack on a Boer position on the heights, four companies, 354 of all ranks, set out at midnight under the command of Col. Watson. The Suffolks were met by a storm of bullets. The Colonel was amongst the first to fall, and the party later retired with 11 officers and 150+ men killed, wounded or captured.

The Boer War.

Suffolk Regiment 

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