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Memorials & Monuments
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- Edmund Albert Henry Scovell -

unknown Name : Edmund Albert Henry Scovell

Son of William and Mary Scovell; husband of Ethel Florence Salter (formerly Scovell), of 5, Down Lane, Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Born 1880 Ventnor.
Married 1904, Ethel Florence Penton.
Children : Edmund Albert, born 1904; Charles William Henry, born 1908.

  Census information :

1881 : William and Mary Scovell, with their children including [Edmund] Albert H aged 1, are at Newport Road, Ventnor. William Scovell is a Mason.

1891 : William and Mary Scovell, with their children including Edmund aged 11, are at 2 Lowtherville Cottages, Ventnor. William Scovell is a Mason.

1901 : William and Mary Scovell, with their children including Edmund aged 21, are at Lowther Road, Ventnor. William Scovell is a Stone Mason. Edmund Scovell is a Cellarman.

1911 : Edmund and Ethel Scovell, with their 2 sons, are at 5 Down Lane, Ventnor. Edmund is a Cellarman (wine merchant's)

  Service Details :

Bombardier 850739 Edmund Albert Henry Scovell, 227th Bde., Royal Field Artillery

Enlisted 8 August 1914 as Gunner 1635 E A H Scovell, 2nd Wessex Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (Territorial Forces). Occupation Cellarman, working for James Knight.
Posted 12 Dec 1914 to Kirkee in India
Promoted 4 February 1915 to Bombardier.
Returned sick 4 January 1919 to England
Died 4 April 1919 of liver abcess compicated by amoebic dysentery. Considered to be caused by War service.
Casualty Details :

Died 4 April 1919, aged 39, at Southampton University War Hospital

Buried at Ventnor Cemetery

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor War Memorial [as ALBERT H E SCOVELL and as EDMOND A SCOVELL]
Ventnor St Alban's Church Roll of Honour
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle [as SCOVELL A H E and as SCOVELL E A]
  Documents :


Friday, April 18, 1919 Page 2

MR. AND MRS. SCOVELL and family, Upper Ventnor, wish to thank all kind friends for flowers and sympathy in their sad loss.

Page 2

DEATH OF BOMBR. E. SCOVELL. - The death has occurred at the University War Hospital, Southampton, of Bombr. E. Scovell, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Scovell, Upper Ventnor. He was in the employ of Mr. James Knight for 20 years before enlisting. Bombr. Scovell went to India with the Howitzers in December, 1914. He was taken ill with abscess and dysentery last July, and arrived in England early this year. Two operations were performed but he died in his sleep on April 4th. This is the second son (*) Mr. and Mrs. Scovell have lost in the war. The funeral took place last Wednesday at Ventnor. The Rev. B.H.P. Smith officiated. The mourners were Mrs. E. Scovell (widow), Edmund Scovell (son), Mr. and Mrs. Scovell (father and mother), Mr. and Mrs. A. Scovell (brother and sister-in-law), Messrs. George and Will Scovell (brothers), Mrs. H. Deighton (sister), the Misses Scovell (three sisters), Mr. and Mrs. H. Scovell (uncle and aunt), Miss E. Wyatt, and Mr. J. Knight. The wreaths were from his sorrowing wife and children, from father and mother, from Alf and Daisy and children, from Eva and Henry, from his brother George and Elsie, from Will and Emily, from Flossie, Vi and Rosie, from Uncle Harry and Aunt Maggie, from Aunt Emma and Uncle Harry, from Mr., Mrs. and Miss Knight, from Major and Mrs. Raeburn, from Sergt.-Major and Mrs. Wood, from Mrs. and Miss Salter, and from Mr. and Mrs. Beavis and family, Steephill.

(*) The first son lost was Wilfred Alban Scovell who died in October 1918.
  Further information :

University War Hospital Southampton (photo on Flickr)
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 1 March 2012 - added newspaper report


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