Andrew Holmes SCOTT (2)


Andrew Holmes SCOTT (2)

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Andrew Holmes SCOTT. Military Cross. Royal Engineers. Grandson of the above Mrs Mary Anne Rose Seager. Born Sliema, Malta 23 November 1883 to Colonel Edward Holmes Scott, late Bengal Staff Corps and Emily Isabella nee Seagar of 31 Cuthberts Street, Bedford. Born Sliema. Husband of Dorothy nee Clayton who he married in Buxton, Derbyshire 21 April 1915. Killed in action at the third battle of Ypres 31 July 1917 while serving as Brigade Major in the 24th Infantry Brigade, 8 Division. His effects went to Doris his widow of 97 Vicarage Road, Eastbourne, Sussex.

Commemorated on his grandmother, Mary Anne Rose Seager’s memorial in Ta Braxia Cemetery, Malta and also on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

Wills and Admin, Ancestry -
Andrew HOLMES-SCOTT. of 97 Vicarage Road, Eastbourne died 31 July 1917 in France. Administration (with WILL) London 17 October 1918 to Doris Holmes Scott, widow. Effects £2747 11s 11d

The following extract credited to De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour 1914-1919, Ancestry -

Andrew Holmes SCOTT, M.C., Capt, Royal Engineers, Brigade Major, General Staff son of late Colonel Edward Holmes Scott, late Bengal Staff Corps, by his wife Emily Isabella nee Seagar 31 Cuthberts Street, Bedford. Born Sliema, Malta 23 November 1883. Educated at Gevena, Switzerland, Cheltenham College, and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich out of which he passed second in 1903, gazetted 2 July 1908, promoted Lieutenant in July 1911 and Captain in September 1915. Represented the Royal Engineers in the Army Pageant at Fulham in 1910. Served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from July 1915 to July 1917, being in command of the 15th Divisional Signal Coy and subsequently employed on the Staff and was killed in action while so employed at the Third Battle of Ypres 31 July 1917.

He was awarded the Military Cross [London Gazette 3 June 1916] for devotion to duty and was twice mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette 1 Jan 1916] by F.M. Sir John (now Lord) French and [London Gazette 4 Jan 1917] by Gen (now F.M.) Sir Douglas Haig for gallant and distinguished service in the field. Captain Holmes Scott was one of the first English officers to take up wireless telegraphy and was an Army Interpreter in five languages. He married at Buxton 21 April 1915, Doris, only daughter of the late James Simpson Clayton, V.D., M.B., F.R.C.S. of Accrington County Lancaster and had a daughter Elizabeth Miranda born (posthumous) 21 August 1917.

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