Wilfred Henry was born in 1893 at 10 John St. Bury, the son of Alfred and Clara Jane Scotting.
He died on 9th May 1915 on board the hospital ship HMS Franconia from wounds sustained at the second battle of Krithia, Gallipoli. He was buried at sea off the Greek Island of Tenedos.
Wilfred was a private in the Lancashire Fusiliers, having signed up in 1910.
Prior to the war he worked at Athertons wood yard
The Second Battle of Krithia continued the Allies‘ attempts to advance on the Helles battlefield during the Battle of Gallipoli of the First World War. The village of Krithia and neighbouring hill of Achi Baba had to be captured in order for the British to advance up the Gallipoli peninsula to the forts that controlled passage of the Dardanelles straits. A small amount of ground was captured after two days of costly fighting but the objectives remained out of reach.
Many Scottings have served in the armed forces here we remember those who fell in the First and Second World Wars.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.
John William Scotting from Littleport in Cambridgeshire died 08/05/1915 aged 34 at Ypres in Belgium. He was a Private in the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.
Wilfred Henry Scotting from Bury in Lancashire died 09/05/1915 aged 23 at Gallipoli in Turkey. He was a Private in the Lancashire Fussiliers.
Frederick William Scotting from Bury in Lancashire died 28/04/1917 aged 20 at Savy in France. He was a Private in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
Robert Scotting,died 17/07/1917 aged 34 at Arras France. He was a Private in the Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).
James Thomas Scotting from West Ham died on 21/06/1942 aged 22 at Alamein in North Africa. He was a Gunner in the Royal Artillery.
Mervyn Russell Scotting died on 27/07/1942 aged 26 at El Alamein in North Africa. He was a Gunner in the Royal Australian Artillery.
When you go home tell them of us and say – For your tomorrow we gave our today