Norman Scott, son of Henry and Wilhelmina Scott, of Ashington, Northumberland, enlisted into The King’s Regiment (Liverpool), and volunteered for airborne forces.
Private Scott successfully completed parachute training on course 128 at RAF Ringway from 7 to 20 August 1944. His course report stated ‘Good stick man’. He was posted to Medium Machine Gun Platoon, Support Company, 13th (Lancashire) Parachute Battalion.
He took part in the 6th Airborne Division response to the German counter-offensive in the Ardennes, during Winter 1944-5.
Pte Scott was killed in action on 4 January 1945, aged 18, and was buried in Bure, Tellin, (Belgium) temporary burial ground. He was later reinterred in Hotton War Cemetery on 22 May 1947.
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