SCOTT, Sylvester Pte. 16023

Sylvester Scott was born in Chorley in 1888, one of nine children of George and Jane Scott. In 1901 they were living at 8 Wigan Hill at Botany where Sylvester’s father worked on a canal barge; Sylvester working as a Dodger in a Bleachworks. By 1911 the family were at 13 Long Row at Botany Bay and Sylvester was a single man, working as a “Coal Discharger at Wharf”; he was known to attend St. Peter’s Church in Chorley.

Records show that he was wounded sometime in 1917 or 1918, but little else.