A North West Frontier and World War Two African Campaign Group of 6 to Lieutenant W. Scott, Essex Regiment

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A North West Frontier and World War Two African Campaign Group of 6 to Lieutenant W. Scott, Essex Regiment. India General Service 1908, Geo V, clasp North West Frontier 1930-31 named to 6001619 Private W. Scott, Essex Regiment. 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Defence Medal and War Medal 39-45, all unnamed as issued. Efficiency Medal, Geo VI, Fixed Territorial Suspender named to Lieutenant (Quarter Master) W. Scott, Essex Regiment. William Scott born Bethnal Green, enlisted for Regular Service with the Essex Regiment at Warley on 20th June 1921, a Machinist aged 15 years and 311 days. William Scott served as a Drummer with the 2nd Essex in the Red Shirt Rebellion 1930-31, discharged at Warley as a Drummer on 19th June 1933, with exemplary conduct. William Scott re-enlisted in the 4th Battalion, Territorial Army on 12th April 1938. He initially served in North Africa with 1st/4th Essex Regiment during WW2. He served overseas for a period of five years, mostly in South Africa and Mauritius. Commissioned (Emergency Commission) as a Lieutenant Quartermaster on 19th May 1944 with the Regular Army. Having served briefly as a Lieutenant in the Essex Territorials in 1951, he was transferred to the Royal Pioneer Corps and served as Lieutenant, before resigning his commission 27th June 1957. With Colonel Shepherd he founded the Boys Cadet Force at Brentwood, and through Shepherd’s influence found an office job at Marconi’s. Scott died in 1977. Loose-mounted. (6) Good very fine