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Orrin Otis Scott Private F/607746 Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps September 5, 1918 East Dover, Halifax Co., Nova Scotia May 21, 1943 Halifax, Nova Scotia East Dover, Halifax Co., Nova Scotia 24 5 feet, 10 inches (slender physique) Medium Brown Brown Single Fisherman Church of England Grace Winnifred Scott (Mother) East Dover, Halifax Co., NS January 23, 1945 26 St. James Anglican Church Cemetery West Dover, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Commemorated on Page 562 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on November 24 Orrin Otis Scott was the son of Otis John Scott (1882-1931) and Grace Winnifred (Berringer) Scott (1880- 1965) of East Dover, Halifax Co., Nova Scotia. He was the brother of Gladwin Balcom Scott (1907-1992), Cyril Goodwin Scott (1912-1975), Lyra Grace (Scott) Newbury (1914-2008), and Beulah Doris (Scott) McGarigle (1916-1969). Orrin attended school in East Dover for seven years completing grade eight at the age of fourteen. His father was a fisherman and Orrin fished with his father. Prior to his enlistment, Orrin also worked as an electrician’s helper and electrician. He played no team sports but liked hunting. On May 21, 1943, he enlisted in Halifax, Nova Scotia. On June 6, 1943, Private Scott was assigned to the Saint John Fusiliers for basic and advanced training. In September of 1943 suffering from chronic bronchitis he was given a medical reassessment. As well, an incision on his side, the result of an appendectomy prior to enlistment, bothered him during training. At enlistment he had indicated that the incision could cause a problem for him during training. The medical review resulted in Private Scott being placed on general duties and he continued doing routine indoor work with the Saint John Fusiliers in New Westminster, British Columbia. On August 16, 1944 he was taken on strength with #11 Ordnance Depot, (Small Arms Training Centre) Royal Canadian Ordinance Corps in Vernon British Columbia. He was granted five days Christmas leave between December 22 and December 26, 1944. On January 21, 1945, he was admitted to the Military Camp Hospital, Vernon BC. He died at 11:25 am on January 23, 1945 the result of mesenteric thrombosis (a blood clot in one or more of the major veins that drain blood from the intestine). The body of Private Scott was returned to Nova Scotia and he was buried in the St. James Anglican Church Cemetery, West Dover, Halifax County, Nova Scotia.
Orrin Otis Scott
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Sources findagrave Canadian Virtual War Memorial Photos: Courtesy of George Newbury (Nephew of Orrin Scott)
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Orrin Scott on last visit home. Holding his niece Gloria Newbury. Nephew George Newbury on trike.
Orrin (center) with brothers Cyrill (left) and Gladwin (right)