Soldier – Scott, Jeremiah – Died of Wounds in France

August 1916

Mexborough Times August 26, 1916

Private Jeremiah Scott

Mrs Scott has received news that her husband, Private Jeremiah Scott (K.O.Y.L.I.), of 42 Blythe Street, has died of wounds in France.

He was wounded on 13 August, and succumbed at the casualty clearing station. Mrs Scott who is left with four children, has received the following letter from the hospital chaplain Capt C.Gordon McKenzie:

“Your husband was admitted to hospital yesterday, suffering from severe wounds. I very much regret to after say that he has since died.

He gave me your address and that of his mother to whom I shall also write. He sent his love to you, and was anxious that all should be well at home. God comfort you and yours in this great bereavement and sorrow. Your brave husband has laid down his life for his friends.

He will be buried tomorrow in our military cemetery here, a pretty and peaceful spot where many comrades now lie.”

Private Scott was 35 years of age, and came of a Leeds family, but had lived in Denaby six years, being employed at Cadeby colliery up to March 1915 when he enlisted. He went to France in the following June.

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