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George Robertson Scarth

George Robertson Scarth

Male 1881 - 1916  (35 years)

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  • Name George Robertson Scarth  [1
    Born 1881  Birsay, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Oct 1916  Courcelette, during the Battle of the Somme, WW! Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I11822  My Relatives
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 

    Father James Scarth,   b. 7 Mar 1848, Firth, Orkney or Leith Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1926, Birsay Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Robina Margaret Johnston,   b. 1854, Birsay, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1940, Birsay, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1876  Birsay, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4636  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • [SCARTH ORKNEY.FTW]

      at 1891 census at Birsay and Harray
      at 1901 census a lodger at Kirkwall and St Ola
      Name: SCARTH, GEORGE ROBERTSON
      Initials: G R
      Nationality: Canadian Rank: Lance Corporal
      Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)
      Unit Text: 49th Bn. Age: 35
      Date of Death: 09/10/1916
      Service No: 432959
      Additional information: Son of James and Robina Scarth, of Twatt, Birsay, Orkney.
      Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
      Grave/Memorial Reference: II. G. 15.
      Cemetery: REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT

      G. R. Scarth, Birsay, Orkney
      Name: George Robertson Scarth
      Born: 29th July 1881
      Died: 9th October 1916
      Rank: Lance Corporal
      Unit: 49th Bn., Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regt.)
      Service Number: 432959
      Casualty number: 235333
      War memorial: Birsay, Orkney, Scotland

      George Scarth was killed in an assault on Regina Trench, near the village of Courcelette, during the Battle of the Somme. He was born in Orkney, and was the son of James and Robina Scarth, of Twatt, Birsay, Orkney.

  • Sources 
    1. [S9] SCARTH ORKNEY.FTW.
      Date of Import: 6 Dec 2007