William Rutherford Scott

William Rutherford Scott, Lance Corporal, 22/738, Durham Light Infantry, 22nd Battalion. Killed in action May 27, 1918, age 26.

William is commemorated on the Soissons Memorial, east of Compiègne and on the War Memorial, St. Andrew's Church, Aycliffe.

He was the son of George and Mary Scott, and husband of Margaret Scott of Coatham Mundeville, Darlington, Co. Durham.

William Scott is in the 1911 census living with his widowed mother and siblings:

Margaret Scott, widow, age 66, married 46 years, born Nisbet, Roxburghshire

Lizette Scott, age 28, born Aycliffe, Durham

William Scott, age 18, Joiner's Apprentice, born Hartlepool, Durham

Charles Scott, age 17, Joiner's Apprentice, born Aycliffe, Durham

Hilda Scott, grandaughter, age 16, born Aycliffe, Durham.

Their house had 7 rooms.

In the 1901 census his father was still alive, but his mother not at home:

117 Monks End Scott George Head M
Joiner Journeyman Worker Scotland

Born about


Scott William Son S
Schoolboy Durham Hartlepool
Scott Charles Son S
Schoolboy Durham Aycliffe
Scott Hilda Daughter S
School Durham Aycliffe

William's brother, Charles Rutherford Scott, also served in WW1in the Royal Engineers.



William R Scott WW1 death 1916

Photograph in The Northern Star, November 7, 1916