Private William Scott

Private William Frederick Scott, 22nd Battalion ( 3rd Tyneside Scottish ), Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action in France on 9th April 1917, aged 22, on the first day of the Battle of Arras. He was the husband of Catherine Hosback ( formerly Scott ) of 68 Osborne Crescent, Tweedmouth and is buried in Bailleul Road East Cemetery, St Laurent-Blangy, Arras, France.  His Headstone is inscribed ” Greater Love Hath No Man “. Before enlisting he had worked for Messrs Caverhill the ironmongers and he left a widow and one child. He fell in the successful assault on the German first line trenches known as the ” Black” and ” Blue ” lines. The photograph shows British troops accompanied by a tank in the main street of a capture village near Arras.

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