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Scott, Richard Dawson (1924-1944)

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: Richard Dawson Scott (1924-1944), born 14 March 1924, son of Dr Gordon Shaw Scott and Winifred Alice Scott, of 91 Wimborne Road, Bournemouth.

 

Attended St Wulfran's School, Bournemouth.

 

Attended Sherborne School (Abbeylands) September 1937-March 1942; upper 6th form; House Prefect; PT Instructor with Badge; Sergeant in JTC; member of Duffers.

 

School of Oriental Languages, Dulwich (where he learnt Turkish).

Trinity Hall, Cambridge.

 

WW2, Sub-Lieutenant, HMS Nile, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR). Commissioned in the RNVR and seconded for special service in Turkey. Died of infantile paralysis while on active service at Izmir, Turkey on 27 October 1944, aged 20.

 

Commemorated at:

Izmir (Bornova) British Protestant Cemetery, Turkey, Grave 167. Inscription on his headstone: ‘ELDEST SON OF DR. AND MRS. GORDON SCOTT, BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND’ www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2937635/scott,-richar...

 

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

 

Obituary in 'The Shirburnian', December 1944: 'Dick Scott, who has recently died of infantile paralysis in Turkey, was the eldest son of Lieutenant-Colonel and Mrs G.S. Scott of 91, Wimborne Road, Bournemouth. He was at Abbeylands from September 1937 to March 1942. On leaving School he went to the School of Oriental Languages at Dulwich, where he learnt Turkish with conspicuous success. Commissioned in the R.N.V.R., he was seconded for special service in Turkey, where he remained till his death. Dick Scott had a very good brain and was possessed of a very keen sense of humour, which made him an excellent companion. Besides this he had a steadfastness of purpose which would, one feels sure, have lead him to success in whichever career he had chosen.'

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