SCOTT, David Somerville

No.214847, Lieutenant, David Somerville SCOTT
Aged 22

8th King's Royal Irish Hussars
Killed in Action on Friday, 21st July 1944

David Somerville Scott was born in 1922 (Farnham Q1-1922 2A:287), son of Col. Arthur Elliott Somerville [1879] and Helen Phyllis SCOTT (née ATKINSON) of Ifield Sussex, late of Poslingford.

In 1939 his father was an Honorary Flt/Lt in the RAFVR and was living at the Red Lion Hotel, Butchergate, Carlisle. David and his mother have not been identified in 1939 but his mother is believed to have been in the Bury St Edmunds area.
The 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars became the Armoured Reconnaissance regiment of the 7th Armoured Division in 1943. They landed in Normandy on 9th June 1944.

The unique "tent hat" of the officers of the regiment..still continued in the Queen's Royal Hussars

photo: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

David Scott is buried in Ranville War Cemetery grave 5:D:10

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