2nd Lieutenant Earl Foster Scoones

Date of Birth 8 August 1890
Age at Death 26
Date of Death 23 November 1916
Service Number
Military Service 13th Battalion Liverpool Regiment
Merton Address 79 Hamilton Road, Wimbledon
Local Memorial Rutlish School, Merton

Additional Information

Earl was born on 8 August 1890 in Walworth, London. His father, Arthur Victor Scoones, was a zinc worker from Bermondsey and his mother, Mary Evelyn came from Walworth. He had an older brother called Arthur who was born in 1883 and a sister called Edith born in 1884. The 1891 census also shows a sister Florence, born 1887 but sadly she seems to have died young as she is not recorded on the 1901 census.

In 1891 the family were living with Mary’s parents but by 1901 they had moved to 67 Hamilton Road, South Wimbledon. His father died in July 1904.

Earl went to Singlegate School in Mitcham then attended Rutlish from September 1902 to July 1909. He spent his last two years at Rutlish as a pupil teacher, also attending Borough Road Training College in Isleworth as a student teacher. By 1914 he had earned his BSC before setting up home in a furnished room in 19 Quintin Avenue which he rented for 14s a week in 1915.

He originally joined the Royal Fusiliers, service number 3577, but transferred to the 13th King’s Liverpool Regiment after officer training and by the time of his death he was a 2nd Lieutenant. His regiment took part in the Battle of Ancre on the Somme in November 1916 and he was killed in action in France on 23 November 1916. He left £85 8s 10d to his mother.

He is buried in Bertrancourt Cemetery, Dept de la Somme, Picardie.


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