Private 16193 John Thomas Stott

Stott John Thomas 96 362x600

Killed in Action Mesopotamia on Tuesday, 11th April 1916, age 25.
Commemorated on Panel 22 and 63 of Basra Memorial, Basra, Iraq.

2nd Bn., Dorsetshire Regiment. 16th Indian Brigade of Poona Division.
Formerly 21788 Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry.

Born: Tipton, Enlisted: Tipton, Resident: Unknown.

First landed France & Flanders, post 31st December 1915.
Medal entitlement: British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.

Commemorated on the Tipton Library Memorial.
Commemorated here because he appears on a Tipton memorial.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1659718/

Genealogical Data

Believed to be....
1901 Census
45 Sheepwash Lane, Greets Green, West Bromwich, Staffs.
Henry Stott (42, Widower, Brick Unloader, born Greets Green), and his 5 children: Rose (17, born Greets Green), George (15, Brick Unloader, born West Bromwich), Jesse (13, born West Bromwich), John (11, born West Bromwich), and Eli (9, born Tipton).

1911 Census
Borstal Institution, Rochester, Kent.
John T. Stott (20, Brickyard Labourer, born West Bromwich).

Marriage of John T. Stott and Ada Rushton registered December quarter 1911 in Dudley. It is likley that they had 4 children with their births all registered in Dudley. Their surnames were Stott and mother's maiden name Rushton: Eli - March quarter 1912 (also died March quarter 1912), Beatrice E. - March quarter 1913, John T. - September quarter 1914, and Ada J. - June quarter 1916.

Personal Data

The Soldier's Effects papers show that John's widow, Ada, received his outstanding army pay and allowances of £2/0/0d in December 1916, and his War Gratuity of £3/0/0d in September 1919.

Action resulting in his death

Still to be researched. Contact me if required.

Newspaper Cuttings

Newspaper source not recorded, probably May 1916
Private J.T. Scott.
Private J.T. Scott, Royal Berkshire Regiment (Editor: Error, Dorsetshire Regiment), enlisted in 1915. He fell in action April 11th 1916, at the Persian Gulf. He has two brothers in France, one of whom (George) has been slightly wounded. His widow and two children live at New Road, Great Bridge.