This weekend (03/02/2019) we celebrated the Christening of Francesca Fraser, the latest descendant ( as far as we know) of the Doncaster branch of the family.
Descended from Charles Henry – Charles Wilmot – Colin – Janette Fraser (neé Scotting) – Ross Fraser.
Francesca with her mum Carrie Anne Nolan and dad Ross Fraser and two other Doncaster descendants first from left Zac Fraser, Second from left Victoria Fraser.
Enjoying some time with Great Grandma Mavis Scotting
With Great Grandma again and first cousin once removed Lily Scotting
Wilfred Henry was born in 1893 at 10 John St. Bury, the son of Alfred and Clara Jane Scotting.
He died on 9th May 1915 on board the hospital ship HMS Franconia from wounds sustained at the second battle of Krithia, Gallipoli. He was buried at sea off the Greek Island of Tenedos.
Wilfred was a private in the Lancashire Fusiliers, having signed up in 1910.
Prior to the war he worked at Athertons wood yard
The Second Battle of Krithia continued the Allies‘ attempts to advance on the Helles battlefield during the Battle of Gallipoli of the First World War. The village of Krithia and neighbouring hill of Achi Baba had to be captured in order for the British to advance up the Gallipoli peninsula to the forts that controlled passage of the Dardanelles straits. A small amount of ground was captured after two days of costly fighting but the objectives remained out of reach.
This site is my attempt to present a wealth of family history research to the wider family and anyone else out there that is interested.
I hope you will find it useful, entertaining, and above all accurate.
I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge the work of Dick Scotton and David Scotting, who literally wrote the book on the family, and without whom a lot of what is contained on this site would have taken much longer for me to research and collate.