From Hoole History and Heritage Society

SCOTT, Peter


Regiment: Cheshire Yeomanry Royal Armoured Corps

Rank: Major

Died: 12 January 1945

Aged: 58

Buried/ Memorial: Blacon Cemetery Chester

Address: 14 Beech Grove, Hoole

Cheshire Observer 20 January 1945


His many friends in the Cheshire Yeomanry will regret to learn of the death, last Friday, of Major Peter Scott of 14 Beech Grove, Hoole. Major Scott, who was 58, had lived in Hoole since 1928. He enlisted in the 5th Royal Irish Lancers in December 1905, and served in France throughout the last war.

After the Armistice he went with his unit to India, and for two years served on the North West Frontier. At that time he was the rough-riding Sergeant-major of his Regiment. An excellent horseman, he took part in many racing and jumping competitions while serving in India, and won the jumping trophy at the great North India Horse Show, and first prize for jumping in the open competition at Peshawar. In addition he took several prizes in regimental competitions.

Returning to this country, he joined the permanent staff of the Cheshire Yeomanry as Instructor to “C” Squadron, Birkenhead. While there, he completed his 21 years Army service and retired on pension. After being out of the Army for two years, he was granted a commission and rejoined the Cheshire yeomanry as Lieut-Quartermaster at the headquarters in Chester. He served from 1928 until the outbreak of the present war, when he went with his regiment to Palestine. On the outward journey he had a serious illness and this resulted in his being returned to this country and retired on pension with the rank of Major.

Since then Major Scott had been employed on the supervision and maintenance of rest centres in Chester.

He is survived by his wife and two sons. His eldest son joined the Army at the age of 15, and is now serving with the British Commission to the Egyptian Army as Armourer-Instructor with the rank of Sergt-Major. His younger son is on war work.

[There follows a description of the funeral service.]

1939 group photograph from “The Cheshire (Earl of Chester’s) Yeomanry” by Lt Col Verdin, which includes Major SCOTT

Major Scott is mentioned frequently in “The Cheshire (Earl of Chester’s) Yeomanry” and is included in a 1939 group photograph.