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James Alvin SCOTT
Ivy HOWARD
Husband:  James Alvin SCOTT
Birth:  27 Jan 1892, Seattle, King Co., WA
Death:  9 Apr 1917, France
Disposition:  buried Nine Elms Military Cemetery (III.E.3), Thelus, dept. Pas-de-Calais, France
Occupation:  teamster
Military Service:  104th Rgmt., Canada
Military Service:  World War I:  Pvt., 29th (and 131st) Bn., Canadian Infantry
Father:  Francis "Frank" SCOTT
Mother:  Emma Jane (STEVENS) SCOTT PETERSON

Although our subject gave his birthplace as Canada in later records, earlier records indicate he was born in Seattle.

Marriage:  27 Oct 1913, Vancouver, BC
Wife:  Ida / Ivy HOWARD
Birth:  1895, Seattle, King Co., WA
Father:  Charles HOWARD
Children:
-
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; FR, FRA; CAN, Canada, British Columbia; USA, US, United States, Washington

Sources:

1.  British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932 (online at familysearch.org):
Groom's Name: James Alvin Scott
Groom's Birth | Age: 1890 | 23
Groom's Birthplace: Seattle, Washington
Bride's Name: Ida Howard
Bride's Birth | Age: 1895 | 18
Bride's Birthplace: Seattle, Washington
Marriage Date: 27 Oct 1913
Marriage Place: Vancouver, British Columbia
Groom's Father: F Scott
Groom's Mother:  
Bride's Father: Charles Howard
Bride's Mother:  
BC Archives Film Number: B11377
Digital Folder Number: 4400860
Registration Number: 2205
Banns or License: License

2.  1901 Canadian Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  James O? SCOTT (æ 9, b. 27 Jan 1892, U.S.) is living in New Westminster, BC, with his re-married mother, Emma J. PETERSON.   Can't find Ida/Ivy with any certainty.

3.  1911 Canadian Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find James, nor can I find Ida/Ivy with any certainty.

4.  Canada:  Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918.  (online at Ancestry.com):
ATTESTATION PAPER


CANADIAN OVER-SEAS EXPEDITIONARY FORCE.
No. 790216
1.  What is your surname? Scott
1a.  What are your Christian names? James Alvin
1b.  What is your present address? New Westminster, B.C.
2.  In what Town, Township or Parish, and in what Country were you born? New Westminster, Canada
3.  What is the name of your next-of-kin? Ivy Scott
4.  What is the address of your next-of-kin? Gen. Delivery, New Westminster
4a. What is the relationship of your next-of-kin? wife
5.  What is the date of your birth? 27th January 1892
6.  What is your Trade or Calling? Teamster
7.  Are you married? yes
8.  Are you willing to be vaccinated or revaccinated and inoculated? yes
9.  Do you now belong to the Active Militia? yes - 104th Regt.
10.  Have you ever served in any Military Force? If so, state particulars of former Service. no
11.  Do you understand the nature and terms of your engagement? yes
12.  Are you willing to be attested to serve in the CANADIAN OVER-SEAS EXPEDITIONARY FORCE? yes
[Date and Place Signed] 21 Dec 1915, New Westminster, B.C.
In the transcription at Ancestry.com, Ivy was mis-read as "Joy."

5.  Canadian Great War Project (online at www.canadiangreatwarproject.com):
Private James Alvin Scott
Regimental Number: 790216 Survived War: No
Force: Arm Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Battalion: 29th Battalion Company:  
Enlisted or Conscripted: Enlisted Prior Miliary Experience: Yes
Enlistment Date: December 22, 1915 Age at Enlistment: 23
Enlisted at: New Westminster, British Columbia Address at Enlistment:  
Civilian Occupation:   Saw Service in: Europe
Date of Death: April 9, 1917 Age at Death: 25
Cause of Death: Died in War, unknown cause Battle Died/Wounded:  
Burial: Nine Elms Military Cemetery, France Plot: III. E. 3.
Commemorated:      
Date of Birth: January 27, 1892 Next of Kin: Mrs Ivy Scott, Gen Del, New Westminster, B.C.
Place of Birth:   Country of Birth: Canada
Prisoner of War: No Interned:  
Married: Not Specified Religion: Unknown
Height: Feet Inches Chest: Inches
Expansion: Inches Ethnic Origin: Caucasian
NAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8724-40
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 29th Battalion  
Awards and Decorations
Notes
previous service - 104th Regt
Research Notes
131st Battalion Nominal Roll

6.  The Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM):  In Memory of Private James Alvin Scott (online at www.veterans.gc.ca).

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