Archie Thornton Scott signature

Archie Thornton Scott, a teamster, was conscripted in Vancouver on this day in 1918. He was born in Tyendinaga on April 3rd, 1887, the son of Thomas Scott and Melissa Robinson. When he was drafted, Archie was living in Grand Forks, British Columbia.

Scott joined the 1st Depot Battalion of the British Columbia Regiment with the regimental number 2021327. He was five feet four and a half inches tall, with a ruddy complexion, blue eyes and dark brown hair. His service record shows that he left Canada on February 28th, 1918 on the SS Metagama. He served in England with the 29th Battalion and spent a month in hospital with a fever in December 1918. He left England on the SS Belgic  on February 23rd, 1919 and was demobilized in Kingston on March 24th.

Archie married Althea Elizabeth Greeno in Greenwood, BC, on June 13th, 1923. He died in Grand Forks on May 10th, 1960.

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