Scottow, Fred Arthur

Lance Corporal, Fred Scottow, 11th EYR
Charles and Fred Scottow

BORN HULL 1895.  SON OF CHARLES MILES SCOTTOW (1869-1909) & REBECCA HUDSON (1872-1962). HE HAD EIGHT BROTHERS AND TWO SISTERS. HIS WIFE ENDYMION (BRIDGES), LIVED AT 7 HARRIETS SQUARE, SCOTT STREET, HULL. EMPLOYED BY ABBA & SONS, LIME STREET, HULL. HE ENLISTED IN THE HULL PALS. SERVED IN EGYPT AND FRANCE. KILLED IN ACTION, ON 02/05/1917, AGED 22. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL, ON 20/07/1917. *

HE LEFT A WIDOW AND ONE CHILD AT 7 HARRIET SQUARE, SCOTT STREET, HULL.

HE IS RECORDED AS KILLED ON HULL’S, NEW GEORGE STREET ROLL OF HONOUR (Hull Daily Mail 03 November 1917) & ALSO LISTED ON HULL’S, SCOTT STREET, ROLL OF HONOUR.  THREE BROTHERS ALSO SERVED DURING THE WAR, (HDM 10/11/1916). HIS YOUNGEST BROTHER, VALENTINE SYDNEY SCOTTOW DIED ON 22/02/1919, AGED 15.

Hull Pals Memorial Post. L/CPL FREDERICK SCOTTOW 11/473. Born 2nd April 1895, Frederick was the third of nine children to Charles and Rebecca Scottow of 3 Owens Square, New George Street, Hull. A French Polisher by trade, he enlisted at City Hall on 8th September 1914 and hurriedly married Endymion Bridges a month later, just prior to his leaving town for training. Frederick was disciplined for overstaying a pass while at Ripon in July 1915, but this didn’t stop his promotion once the Pals arrived in France from Egypt. He survived the Somme but was killed in action on 2nd May 1917 as the 11th Battalion took their positions for a new attack, a diversion as part of the wider Battle of Arras, on a place called Oppy Wood.
We’re back here again, and the next 56 nights will be spent remembering men who died alongside their comrades from the 10th Battalion in the attack the Hull Pals are most closely associated with. Frederick Scottow never went over the top that morning, his body was never recovered and his name is commemorated on the Arras Memorial; he was 22 years old. Endymion Scottow had a child, Annie Sophia Bridges, from a previous relationship…..the army did not want to help. A soldier is only of use to an army when he is alive, dead he is a name with a line through it on a piece of paper marked “KinA” in red ink.


First name:
FREDERICK ARTHUR
Military Number:
11/473
Rank:
Lance Corporal
Date Died
02/05/1917
Place died:
Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Age:
22
3 Owens Square, New George Street, Hull, UK