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Title: Arthur James Scott medals found
Post by: tup1 on Tuesday 14 September 21 11:01 BST (UK)
Hi,
 Was not sure where to put this but on BBC site today a collection of 6 medals in a box WW2 which were found on Ramsdale Park golf course in Nottingham belonging to Arthur James Scott (Royal Navy) from Brigg Lincolnshire a few years ago the finders have tried to find the owners but no joy.They have tried the MoD / Royal British legion and medal specialists so I wondered if any Roots-chatters could help them.

Kathy
Title: Re: Arthur James Scott medals found
Post by: Kiltaglassan on Tuesday 14 September 21 11:22 BST (UK)

See https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-58503872


Title: Re: Arthur James Scott medals found
Post by: tup1 on Tuesday 14 September 21 11:25 BST (UK)
Thanks was not sure how to put the site up. :)
Title: Re: Arthur James Scott medals found
Post by: Girl Guide on Tuesday 14 September 21 13:37 BST (UK)
The below is pure speculation.....

Possible birth?

SCOTT, ARTHUR  JAMES     COOPER 
GRO Reference: 1908  J Quarter in NOTTINGHAM  Volume 07B  Page 439

Possible death?

Deaths Dec 1958
SCOTT    Arthur J    50    Nottingham    3c   413

I appreciate that the birth has no link to Brigg in Lincs but the death is Nottingham where the medals were found.
Title: Re: Arthur James Scott medals found
Post by: Girl Guide on Tuesday 14 September 21 13:40 BST (UK)
I can't see any likely looking Arthur on the 1939 Register, but if he joined the Navy before the Register was taken, he won't be on it.
Title: Re: Arthur James Scott medals found
Post by: Girl Guide on Tuesday 14 September 21 13:55 BST (UK)
I found a burial record for that 1958 death, it says:-

Arthur James Scott, 48 Darnhall Cres, Bilborough, Nottingham.  Died 14th December 1958, wife's name is Beatrice.

Using her name I found her in Nottingham on the 1939 Register with three children whose names are showing so they are presumably deceased.  One daughter and two sons.

Arthur would have been the right sort of age to have joined the Navy being around 30 years of age.

Title: Re: Arthur James Scott medals found
Post by: jaywit on Tuesday 14 September 21 14:05 BST (UK)
The fact that it says Brigg on that piece of paper doesn't  mean he was born there. It could have some other meaning to whoever wrote it.
Title: Re: Arthur James Scott medals found
Post by: Girl Guide on Tuesday 14 September 21 14:12 BST (UK)
Oh yes I appreciate that Brigg could be a red herring as it were.  The daughter died in 2002 and appears to have had two children.

I don't know if there may be any newspaper report of Arthur's death in 1958 which might mention any war service.

Title: Re: Arthur James Scott medals found
Post by: jaywit on Tuesday 14 September 21 14:17 BST (UK)
Hopefully if there are any family in the Nottingham area they will see the online report.

Nottingham being a city still has a daily evening paper which didn't do many obits, unless there were someone important.
Title: Re: Arthur James Scott medals found
Post by: artifis on Tuesday 14 September 21 15:55 BST (UK)
This is probably a false interpretation but is it possible that the man's full name was Arthur James Scott Brigg?  Sorry I don't currently have subscription to any sites to check.
Title: Re: Arthur James Scott medals found
Post by: ShaunJ on Tuesday 14 September 21 16:05 BST (UK)
There is no Arthur James Scott or Brigg on this list of Distinguished Service Cross recipients https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Recipients_of_the_Distinguished_Service_Cross_(United_Kingdom)
Title: Re: Arthur James Scott medals found
Post by: Girl Guide on Tuesday 14 September 21 16:09 BST (UK)
Interesting thought Artifis

Between 1880 and 1925 I can find:-

Seven Arthur Brigg, one James Brigg and no Scott Brigg so that would suggest that Brigg is the place rather than a name.

With no concrete information it is very difficult to be sure whether the man I found was the correct one.
Title: Re: Arthur James Scott medals found
Post by: jaywit on Tuesday 14 September 21 16:13 BST (UK)
In WW2 you would have  have  to be an officer to get the DSC I think.

I think we need  medal expert to look at them to see what they think.
Title: Re: Arthur James Scott medals found
Post by: jaywit on Tuesday 14 September 21 16:27 BST (UK)
I've posted on the WW2 board to see if a medal expert can give their thoughts on the medals.
Title: Re: Arthur James Scott medals found
Post by: cath151 on Wednesday 15 September 21 15:50 BST (UK)
I did find this medal listing for an Arthur James Scott (possibly merchant service?)
I think...
AT is Atlantic Star
PA  is Pacific Star
BU is Burma Star
WM is War Medal

DOB gives a possible Arthur born 1924  Prestwich mmn Rice so no connection to Brigg or Nottingham.

Cathy