Biography of Private Fred Scotney (26971)
“A” Coy, 2nd Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Formerly 4857 Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 20th December 1916


  • Name: Fred Scotney
  • Date of birth: 1892
  • Place of Birth: Morton, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: January – March 1892
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: Albert Edward Scotney
  • DOB: 1870
  • Place of Birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Butcher


  • Name: Hannah Bates
  • DOB: 4th August 1872
  • Place Of Birth: Haconby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1891 Bourne District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Fred Scotney, 1892, Morton
  • Rosa May Scotney, 1895, Bourne
  • Charles Scotney, 1897, Bourne
  • Rowland Scotney, 1899, Bourne


  • 1901: Fred is living with his parents at 10 Exeter Row, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: Fred is living with his parents in North Street, Bourne, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 19 and he is listed as a carpenter.

Relatives in services



  • No marriage for Fred has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • Lincolnshire Echo Monday 8th January 1917
    On Thursday morning official notification was received of the death of Pte. Scotney, eldest son of Mr. A. Scotney, butcher, North Street, Bourne.  Deceased, who was in the 2nd Royal Warwicks, met his death on Dec. 20th.  He was in the same regiment as Pte. H. Pridmore another Bourne boy, both of whom were buried as the result of a bursting shell, and it is stated that Pte. Scotney met his death from exposure before being rescued.  Pte. Pridmore is now in hospital suffering from frost bite, consequent upon exposure. In the early stages of the war Mrs. Scotney’s brother was killed in action.


  • The Times Saturday 20th January 1917
    LIST OF 1,060 NAMES
    All are privates except where otherwise shown.  The town shown against each soldier’s name is the home of his next-to-kin, except when followed by the abbreviation “Enlt.,” when it is his place of enlistment.
    R. WARWICK R.- Scotney, 26971 F. (Bourne)

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private Fred Scotney, 26971, 2nd Bn, Royal Warwickshire Regiment was killed in action on 20th December 1916 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • None found

Effects Left To

  • Mother Hannah


  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal


  • UK:
  • Bourne, Roll of Honour in Bourne Abbey Church
  • Bourne War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private Fred Scotney, 26971, “A” Coy., 2nd Bn., Royal Warwickshire Regiment who died on 20 December 1916 Age 24
  • Son of Mrs. H. Scotney, of 66, North St., Bourne, Lincs.
  • Remembered with honour, Waggon Road Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed


  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • British Newspaper Archive.

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