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- Biography -
- Wilfred Alban Scovell -

Wilfred Scovell Name : Wilfred Alban Scovell

Son of William Henry and Mary Scovell, of Upper Ventnor.

Born 1898 Ventnor.

  Census information :

1901 : William and Mary Scovell, with their children including Wilfred aged 3, are at Lowther Road, Ventnor. William Scovell is a Stone Mason.

1911 : William Henry and Elizabeth Caroline Scovell [his second wife] with his children including Wilfred aged 13, are at 2 Lowtherville Cottages, Ventnor. William Scovell is a Stone Mason.

  Service Details :

Private S/37786 Wilfred Alban Scovell, Army Service Corps
Rifleman R/45188 Wilfred Alban Scovell, King's Royal Rifle Corps

  Casualty Details :

Died 12 October 1918, aged 20

Commemorated at Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor War Memorial
Ventnor St Alban's Church Roll of Honour
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle
  Documents :

Wilfred Scovell

Lowtherville Road, Ventnor
"The photo was taken on 24th Jan 1918, his 20th birthday but I don't know where. Edmund Albert Henry was Wilfred's older brother. Their mother, Mary died in 1904 when the family were living at 2 Lowtherville Cottages, Ventnor and their father William died in 1925 at 1 Bruce Cottages, Lowtherville Rd."

Photographs and information provided by : Josephine Jutson.


Friday, November 1, 1918 Page 2

News we hear has been received that Pte. W. Scovell, A.S.C., son of Mr. and Mrs. William Scovell, Upper Ventnor, has been killed in action. Before enlisting he worked at Bull & Sons. Only last week it was announced that his brother (*) had been wounded on the Salonica front.

(*) Edmund Scovell who subsequently died as a result of disease in 1919.


Friday, November 22, 1918 Page 3

Ventnor District Council.
... The Council on the motion of the Chairman, passed votes of condolence with the relatives of Ptes. E. McGonnell, W. Scovell, A.A. Farrow, and Sapper Harold Jenkins. Letters acknowledging the Council's sympathy were read from the Rev. A.P. Clayton, Mrs. Smith, &c.
(not all the report has been transcribed)


Friday, October 10, 1919 Page 2

SCOVELL. - In fond and loving memory of Wilfred Albion Scovell [sic], our very dear son and brother, of the King's Royal Rifles, who was killed in action in France on October 12th, 1918. - From his sorrowing Dad, Mum, Sisters and Brothers.
  Acknowledgments :

Josephine Jutson

Janet Griffin for additional newspaper research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 12 November 2013 - added further newspaper report


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