BORN OSSETT, YORKSHIRE, 1889. SON OF ABRAHAM AND ANNIE SCOTT, OF DANSOME LANE, HULL. EMPLOYED BY MESSRS, SOAMES & PORTER, MANOR STREET, HULL, AS A BOLIER SCALER. HE MARRIED AT HULL IN 1914. HIS WIFE, EMILY FULLER (LATER ANDREWS), LIVED AT 3 HESSLE AVENUE, DANSOM LANE, HULL (CWGC ADDRESS). A SERGEANT IN THE HULL PALS. HE DIED OF WOUNDS, ON 29/03/1918, AGED 28. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL, ON 13/05/1918. HIS BROTHER, SEARGEANT, A SCOTT, (EYR), WAS KILLED IN ACTION, ON 13/04/1918.
Hull Pals Memorial Post. SGT LLEWELLYN SCOTT 13/1481. Born in Dewsbury in July 1889, Llewellyn was the fourth of eleven children to Abraham and Annie Scott of 22 Wilde Street, Dansom Lane, Hull. He married Emily Fuller in July 1914. A month later the country was at war. Llewellyn enlisted at Hull City Hall joining the 13th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment, “T’Others”, 4th Hull Pals. One of the Originals, he served in Egypt, then on the Somme and at Oppy Wood. The 13th Battalion was merged with the 11th during February 1918 and a month later, Llewellyn and his new battalion were pushed up to meet the full force of the German Spring Offensive. Seriously wounded, he was withdrawn to the Casualty Clearing Stations at Bailleul where he died of wounds on 29th March 1918. Llewellyn Scott is buried at Bac-du-Sud British Cemetery; he was 28 years old.
Background. When the German spring offensive opened on 21 March 1918, 31st Division was in reserve, with 10th and 11th EYR Battalions digging trenches in the ‘Army Line’ behind the front. On 23 March the division was sent up to hold off the German attack at St Léger, but 92 Bde remained in reserve at Ervillers, improvising the defences. Ervillers was attacked on the evening of 24 March, the defence being confused by British troops retreating from the forward defences. Two companies of 10th Bn were pushed up to reinforce 11th Bn fighting in the village streets. About midnight a German patrol got into the village, but was captured by 11th Bn’s HQ staff. The following day the 11th Bn was reinforced by 10th Bn Manchester Regiment of 42nd (East Lancashire) Division and their combined fire stopped the German advance. However, events elsewhere meant that the 31st and 42nd Divisions were ordered on the morning of 27 March to retire through Courcelles-le-Comte.
On 27th March 1917, the brigade defended Ayette aerodrome against repeated attacks from 11.20am to 16.30pm, when with both flanks ‘in the air’, the brigade pulled back to the partly-dug ‘Purple Line’ in front of Ayette village. Between 24 and 27 March, 10th EYR Bn had lost 211 officers and men, and was praised “for its exceptional gallantry on March 27” by the Commander in Chief of the BEF, Sir Douglas Haig. During the night, Lt-Col Headlam of 10th Bn led up a composite battalion of troops from the quartermasters’ details of all three battalions to take over part of the Purple Line, and they helped to recover some 18-pounder ammunition from behind enemy lines, which was fired the following day. Although fighting continued elsewhere along the line, 28 March was a quieter day for 92 Bde, and 11th Bn took over some trenches started by 210th Field Company, Royal Engineers, which they continued to dig. The brigade was relieved on 31 March and marched back to billets near Pommier.