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.

Calypso was involved in the Second Battle of Heligoland Bight on 17 November 1917, when she and her sister ship Caledon were part of the force that intercepted German minesweepers near the German coast. During the battle, Calypsos bridge was struck by a 5.9 in (150 mm) shell which killed all personnel on the bridge including the captain, and causing the accidental firing of a ready torpedo.

 H.M.S. ‘Calypso’ Royal Navy


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