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3007 Pte. G. Scott 9 LCRS PoW 22/10/1900 Nr Phillipolis 1 week 4 days ago #83864

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QSA (6) Cape Colony, Paardeberg, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen, South Africa 1901 (3007. Pte: G. Scott. 9/Lcrs.), unofficial rivets, suspension re-affixed, polished

George Scott was born at Brampton, Cumberland in 1871 and was a farmer upon joining the 9th Lancers at Manchester on 24 June 1890. He had already served a spell in South Africa, before returning to serve there during the Boer War from 2 December 1899-26 March 1901, being discharged in July 1902.

He was captured on 22 October 1900 near Phillipolis probably by the Commando commanded by the infamous Gideon J Scheepers who besieged Phillipolis from the 18-24 October 1900.

At the outbreak WWI, he joined the 4th Battalion, Border Regiment on 27 October 1914 and served at home with No. 349 Company, Royal Defence Corps. He was discharged on 17 February 1919.

Scott became a pensioner at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea.

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