Albert Vincent Scholes (1897-1918)

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Albert Vincent Scholes

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

SCHOLES, ALBERT VINCENT, MM. 2nd Lieutenant. W.T. Flight, 21st Wing, Royal Air Force. Younger son of Mrs Scholes, 130 Bradford Road North, Huddersfield. Educated Hillhouse Council School, Municipal Secondary School. Employed as a sorting clerk and telegraphist at the Huddersfield General Post Office. Single. Enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps in 1915 as a wireless operator and was awarded the Military Medal in September, 1916, for efficiency in keeping in communication with an aeroplane while under heavy shell fire. Was wounded in the chest during the Battle of Arras on April 4th, 1917. A shrapnel bullet struck the bar of his Military Medal and glanced off, entering his chest about an inch above the heart. Was treated at Birmingham War Hospital. Died of injuries as a result of an aeroplane accident at Oxford on 1.11.1918. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 12, 59C.
ROH:- Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill; Huddersfield General Post Office; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.