Fred Scott - NF - Willington Quay (Died of wounds)

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    This photograph was published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the 27th of October 1915. During the Great War the Illustrated Chronicle published photographs of soldiers and sailors from Newcastle and the North East of England, which had been in the news. The photographs were sent in by relatives and give us a glimpse into the past. The physical collection held by Newcastle Libraries comprises bound volumes of the newspaper from 1910 to 1925. We are keen to find out more about the people in the photographs. If you recognise anyone in the images please comment below. Copies of this photograph may be ordered from us, for more information see:" > Please make a note of the image reference number above to help speed up your order.
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    IllustratedChronicles (Flickr)
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    What does this mean? Public Domain Mark
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    Resource type: Image
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  • Julie Scott on May 10, 2023, 9:15 a.m.

    I think this might be my great uncle, who died of wounds from the Battle of Loos in Sep 1915, aged 21. He was the son of Robert and Abigail Scott of Spencer Street, Belfast but his father was from Willington Quay. I can find no other Fred Scott of the Northumberland Fusiliers (12th Bn) on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website so I think it must be him. I've not seen him listed as "signalier" before: CWGC notes his rank as "Private".
    J Scott, Oxfordshire

  • Julie Scott on May 10, 2023, 9:15 a.m.

  • Terry Shawe on Aug. 26, 2023, 2:59 p.m.

    This is also my Great Uncle. Frederick Scott was born in Belfast on 7th. April 1894. His father, Robert Scott, was shown in the 1901 census as having been born in 'England' but we were not sure where. There was a family rumour that it was Tyneside. In 1911, Frederick was a tailor's apprentice in Belfast.
    Then in 1914 he enlisted at Wallsend on Tyne in the Northumberland Fusiliers 12th Regiment
    Regimental number 20098 Rank Private (Signaller).
    I have been trying to prove that he must have gone there to join up with family.
    He trained for a year in the South of England and was moved to France on 9th September 1915.
    His Regiment immediately engaged in the Battle of Loos
    He died of wounds on 30th September 1915, aged 21.

    Buried in Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, France, Section 1 Row D Number 24
    Medals Awarded 1914 – 1915 Star and British War Medal and Victory Medal
    Listed on The Roll of Honour of Jennymount Methodist Church, Belfast.
    I have a bit more information on his training kindly provided to me by the archivist in the Northumberland Fusiliers Museum at Alnwick Castle. I would be happy to share this with anyone who is interested. Please contact me at

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