Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut George Whittaker Stott

Photo of George Whittaker Stott
House and time at Malvern: No 9, 1912 - 1917.

Regiment: West Riding Regt.
Died: 08 November 1918 aged 19 in France. Died of wounds at Rouen.
Battle: Hundred Days Allied Offensive. Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Rouen S. V. J. 13.

Son of H. Stott, Inglewood, Queen's Road, Oldham, b. 1899.
Modern II—VI. Chance Prize. Hansell German. House Prefect.
Great War, R.F.C.; 2nd Lieutenant 6th West Riding Regt.

'George Stott from the first, though not destined for the army, was impatient to be serving. His service at the Front was short, only a few months; but sufficiently long to show that he was a gallant officer, and a fearless leader. It was while leading his men in the open on Nov. 5th that he was struck by shell splinters. His case was hopeless, and he died at Rouen Military Hospital three days later. Head of Modern Side, winner of the Chance and Hansell prizes, he promised to have a successful career. His sound common sense, and his ability to arrive at sane conclusions caused him to be regarded as a boy whose opinion was worth having. His good nature and instinctive kindliness invited friendships, and these he had in abundance.' (Malvernian, Feb 1919).