14 September 1914 : Pte Ernest Scott

Ernest Scott was born in Burnley, Lancashire in 1887

Wheatley Road between Nelson and Padiham north of Burnley (cc OpenStreetMap)

Ernest was a warehouseman at Spring Mills at Wheatley Lane near Burnley prior to the outbreak of war. A pre-war reservist, he was recalled to duty on 4 August 1914 and embarked for France within a fortnight of the declaration.

A veteran of the Battles of Mons and the Marne, he was severely wounded by shrapnel shattering his arm during the Battle of the Aisne but never made it to an aid station.

Mémorial britannique de La Ferté-sous-Jouarre

Posted as missing in action on 14 September 1914, Ernest's remains were never identified and he is now commemorated on the La Ferte sous Jouarre Memorial to the Missing, France.

14 September 1914

Research by David O'Mara