Born: 11th March 1863, Ipswich.

Baptised: 4th August 1867, St, Helen’s, Ipswich – parents – Walter & Mary Scott.

Died: 1st July 1919; age 56; died of Pneumonia, at Stratford General Hospital, Stratford, Ontario – admitted to the hospital on the 19th May, suffering from pneumonia, and succumbed to the disease six weeks later.

Residence: 55, Blake Street, Stratford, Ontario, Canada.

Occupation: Stationary Fireman and Blacksmith’s Assistant.

 Enlistment Details: Location: Toronto, Ontario; Date: 29th June 1916. Religion: CofE. Height: 5ft 6ins, medium complexion, grey eyes & brown hair. Tattoos – on both wrists – dog’s head, anchor & the letter ‘W’.

Walter recorded his date of birth as 11th March 1873 & his age as 44 years & 4 months.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 1081464

Regiment: Canadian Railway Troops. 1st Canadian Construction Battalion.


Grave Reference:

Soldiers’ Plot.


Avondale Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Walter & Mary J. Scott, of Ipswich; husband of Mary Jane Scott, of 55, Blake Street, Stratford, Ontario, Canada.




1871   37, Mount Street, Ipswich.


Walter was 8 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

Walter Groom Scott, 42, a Fitter – Iron Foundry, born Ipswich.

Mary Scott (nee Mayhew), 44, born Tunstall, Suffolk.

Jane Scott, 13, a Day Girl, born Ipswich.

Alice Elizabeth Scott, 6, born Ipswich.

Kate Annie Scott, 3, born Ipswich.


1881    15, Alfred Street, Ipswich.


Walter was 17 years old, an unemployed Labourer. He was living with his parents & sisters.

Walter, 50, an Engineer Fitter – Foundry.

Mary, 53.

Alice, 15, a Staymaker.

Kate, 12.


1891   65, Regent Street, Ipswich.


Walter was 28 years old, a General Labourer. He was married & Head of the Household.

Mary, 24.

Claude, 3.

Jane, 5.



1901   2, Escott Cottage, Poplar, London.


Walter was 37 years old, an Engine Fitter. He was Head of the Household.

Mary, 33.

Jane, 16, a Domestic Servant.

Walter, 11.

Flora, 8.

William, 4.

Charlie, 11 months.


In 1886, Ipswich Walter married Mary Jane D. Dodd, born 1867, Ipswich.

They had 6 children:

Claude Henry Scott, born 1888, Ipswich.

Jane Kate F. Scott, born 1885, Ipswich.

Walter James Scott, born January 1890, Ipswich.

Florence Scott, born 1893, Ipswich.

William Scott, born 1897, Ipswich.

Charlie Scott, born 1900, Ipswich.


Walter’s father Walter Groom Scott died, 1896, Ipswich.






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