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Scott, Antony Baird Douglas (1922-1943)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.

 

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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

Details: Antony Baird Douglas Scott (1922-1943), born 3 July 1922, son of James Douglas Scott and Bridget Violet Scott, of Wisborough Green, Sussex, later of Gillhurst, Warninglid, Sussex.

 

Attended Maidwell House School, Northampton.

 

Attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) January 1937-April 1941; 6th form; School Prefect; Head of House; 1st XV rugby football (1940); 1st Class Gym; PT Instructor with Badge; Sergeant in JTC; member of Duffers.

 

Cadet College.

 

WW2, Captain, 1st Battalion, 4th Prince of Wales's Own Gurkha Rifles. Killed in action in the Chin Hills, Burma, on 14 December 1943, aged 21.

 

Commemorated at:

Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar, Face 61 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2524899/scott,-anthon...

 

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Abbey House roll of honour.

 

Obituary, The Shirburnian, July 1944: ' "Hob" Scott was Head of his House and in the First Fifteen. He combined great strength of character with a most attractive personality and the same qualities which had given him a prominent position at Sherborne won him the affection of his Regiment and rapid promotion. He soon made his mark as an officer and his work in charge of transport earned him special praise. It was a task he loved and one in which his understanding of animals, always one of the great interests of his life, helped him much. He was killed on December 14th, 1943, leading his Company against a strongly entrenched Japanese position, and his Colonel writes that "he gave an outstanding example of bravery and leadership to his men." '

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