Born 18 Feb 1892 in Capetown, South Africa, was working in Ceylon at the outbreak of WW1, returned to UK and took a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in his Father's old regiment, subsequently promoted to Captain - 3rd Btn. North Staffordshire Regiment. Served in France & Flanders, and was wounded at Hill 60 in Apr 1915. He learned to fly whilst recovering from wounds, his aviator's certificate (number 1598) was granted 13 Aug 1915 and he was attached to the Royal Flying Corps undertaking observation flights, died 15 Feb 1917 killed in aerial action near Bapaume - Aged 24, buried at Croisilles British Cemetery - Grave VI.C.19. (info source Fadedgenes website)
This is the wooden memorial in St. Mary's Churchyard, Elham to Captain C.L.M.Scott.
As can be seen from the Commonwealth war graves information below Charles parents lived at Ormdale Lodge, Elham. Probate registers show he lived at Livingate, Dover. Bill Watson remembers Ormdale Lodge, now named Morton House and he accompanied me when I took these pictures of the property. Bill especially remembers which house it was as one day a herd of cows trampled the lawn and Mrs Scott was non too pleased!
Photographs taken by B.J.Badham 2001
Information from the Commonwealth War Graves Website
In Memory of
Charles Lindsay Murray Scott
North Staffordshire Regiment
who died on
Thursday, 15th February 1917. Age 24.
Son of Lt.-Col. Lindsay Buchanan Scott (North Staffordshire Regt.) and of Sydney Margaret Scott, of Ormdale Lodge, Elham, Canterbury. Wounded at Hill 60.
CROISILLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France
VI. C. 19.
Croisilles is a village about 13 kilometres south-east of Arras. Croisilles British Cemetery lies off a track, approximately 300 metres long, to the south-east of the village on the road to Ecoust-St-Mein (D9).
The 7th Division attacked Croisilles in March, 1917, and took it on the 2nd April; it was lost on the 21st March, 1918, and recaptured by the 56th (London) Division, after heavy fighting, on the following 28thAugust. In the Cemetery Plots I and II, were made in April, 1917-March, 1918; the rest of the cemetery was formed after the Armistice, by the concentration of graves from the neighbouring battlefields and from some smaller burial grounds. There are now over 1,000, 1914-18 and a small number of 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, nearly half from the 1914-18 War are unidentified and special memorials are erected to 14 United Kingdom soldiers buried among them. Other special memorials record the names of United Kingdom soldiers, buried in HENDECOURT-LES-CAGNICOURT
COMMUNAL CEMETERY in 1917, whose graves were destroyed by shell fire. The majority of the soldiers buried here belonged to the Guards, 7th and 21st Divisions. The cemetery covers an area of 4,466 square metres and is enclosed by a low stone rubble wall on three sides, and against the road by a stone curb.
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