On a November Sunday in 1918 the flag on St. Peter's Church was flown at half mast. That afternoon a muffled peal was rung in honour of the village lads whose lives had been lost serving their King and Country.
Like many other communities residents collected money to commission a permanent monument.
Scotter War Memorial was designed by Kenneth Eyre, built of Portland stone by Herbert Dorrington of Gainsborough and is situated on The Green in the centre of the village.
It was unveiled by Major Molson M.P. on 15th May 1921. Reverend John Blew took the service and Scotter Brass Band, under the baton of Alfred Harsley, accompanied the singing.
The northern face lists thirteen villagers who sacrificed their lives in the Great War while the other three sides show the names of eighty men who served in and survived the conflict. After the Second World War eight more names were added to the northern face to commemorate the Scotter men who had died for their King and Country.
These pages are dedicated to their memory, men of Susworth and others with a connection to the parish of Scotter who have been largely forgotten.
In the autumn of 1983 the monument was refurbished by R. Wallace and Son of West Butterwick. Unfortunately mistakes were made when trying to read the names for re-engraving. The three errors on the North face were corrected in 2007 but there are still more on the other sides.
The Parish Council aims to conserve this important monument to a very highest standard and thanks Richard Barwell of Hemswell Contracting Limited for his generosity in regularly maintaining the plinth at no cost to the community.
Recent additions:- Sister Emma Morris; a forgotten heroine
If you can add to our knowledge on ANY
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12027 Corporal, 8th (Service) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
13356 Private, 10th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
222599 Gunner, 2nd Reserve Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (Guards)
15294 Private, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps
attached to 2nd Brigade Machine Gun Corps
4055 Private, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
6665 Private, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own); 307694 Rifleman, 1st/8th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wale's Own)
203385 Corporal, 10th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
5197 Private, 3/8th Reserve Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottingham & Derbyshire Regiment); 203395 Private, 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment)
23035 Private, ‘C’ Company, 4th Battalion
South Staffordshire Regiment;
23035 Private, 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment
31620 Private, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
82116 Private, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment; 19484 Private, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment); 405343 Private 865th Company, Labour Corps
6198 Private, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
567353 Flight Sergeant (Rear Gunner), 97 Squadron, Royal Air Force
RME/10039 Marine, Royal Marine Engineers, H.M.S. Highflyer (Shore Establishments)
39855 Flying Officer (Pilot), 61 Squadron, Royal Air Force
4804077 Serjeant, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
2655491 Guardsman, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards
P/JX 154364 Leading Signalman, Royal Navy, H.M.S. Aurora
4800317 Lance Corporal, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
C/SKX 1525 Stoker 2nd Class, Royal Navy, H.M.S. Vimiera
Susworth's fallen hero of the Great War
In doing this research another 9 men have been found who lost their lives in the Great War and were associated with this parish.
Herbert Luther Eminson was also killed in the Great War.
Arrand - Cottingham
Holland - Lees
Dawber - Nelson
Osborne - Skelton
Richards - Stutting
Wakefield - Woods
A Scotter woman was a nurse in the French Red Cross. (Her name might have been wrongly transcribed when the memorial was refurbished in the 1980s)
More men have been found, associated with Scotter, who served in and survived the Great War but are not listed on the War Memorial.