Cpl Victor Scott 4612746

Signature ScottUsing the details Victor Scott wrote on the shed wall I have traced the War Diary of his unit, 6th Battalion Green Howards. The entries in such War Diaries are usually completed by the regimental adjutant. The content can be quite variable. Dependant, firstly upon the skill and interest of that person, and secondly upon the time available to complete them . Fortunately the entry for 15th July 1944 is quite full and makes direct reference to Victor Scott’s capture .

War Diary Scott

War Diary Scott

Click  image to see  in full – note that the reference to “36 Grenades” is not the number thrown but to the type of weapon!  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mills_bomb

In addition we also have the “Returning PoW Questionnaire” that Victor Scott completed upon his return to England (click on images to see in full). From this we know that Victor Scott was born in 1914 and came from Sandy Lane near Bradford, England . It also tells us that he was a regular soldier having enlisted in 1933. Research on genealogy sites show that Scott married in 1945 but appears to have had no children. He continued to live in the Bradford area until his death in 1988.