Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Henry Hutton Scott

In memory of:

Captain Henry Hutton Scott

October 21, 1916

Military Service


Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Grenadier Guards

Division:

87th Battalion

Additional Information


Born at Drummondville, P.Q. Son of Canon F. G. Scott and Amy Brookes, of Montreal, Québec.

Commemorated on Page 159 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. E. 4.

Location:

Albert is in the Department of the Somme. The BAPAUME POST MILITARY CEMETERY is about 2 kilometres north-east of town on the right-hand side of the main road, D929, to Bapaume.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Calgary Herald. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Temporary Grave Marker– original marker and the one that replaced the first one due to shell fire
  • Roll of Honour– Roll of Honour included in the 1917 school bulletin for the University of Bishop's College, Lennoxville, Quebec.
  • Photo of Henry Hutton Scott– Canon Frederick George Scott (1861-1944) was the father of Henry Hutton Scott.  In 1922 Scott wrote "The Great War As I Saw It"  based on his experiences as a senior chaplain with the First Canadian Division.  Scott also recounted this experience in his book.  Canon Scott was born  in Montreal and was educated at Bishop's College, Lennoxville, Quebec where he received his B.A. in 1881, and later received his M.A. in 1884 at King's College, London.  He was Rector of St. Matthew's Anglican Church in Quebec City (1889-1934) excluding the war years.  Scott served as senior chaplain throughout the war and was highly regarded by the men at the front lines for his devotion to duty.  Scott also published 13 books of poetry and was known as "the poet of the Laurentians".  Upon his death in 1944 he left a daughter and four sons.   The incident descripted in this Dec. 1st, 1916 newspaper clipping from the Toronto Star was also movingly described in Alexander McClintock's account entitled "Best O'Luck" (1917).  McClintock, DCM, accompanied Scott to assist him in locating his son's grave.    Both Scott and McClintock's books have been reprinted in recent years.
  • Press Clipping– From the "McGill Honour Roll, 1914-1918".  McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1926.
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Wilf Schofield, England.
  • Photo of Henry Hutton Scott– In memory of the men who served with the 87th Battalion CEF. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Canadian Grenadiars Guards Memorial Book– In memory of the men who served with the 87th Battalion CEF. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of Frederick George Scott– Canon Frederick George Scott, standing at the grave of his son, Henry Hutton Scott. Canon Scott found his body where he fell near Regina Trench and he carried his son`s body to safety and personally made the wooden cross in this photo.

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