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Alfred George Scammell

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Lt. Col. Alfred George Scammell, DSO of Glyn Neath, Lemsford Road, St. Albans, Herts, an engineer

Born 15 Apr 1878 Kentish Town,the son of Alfred Thomas Scammell and Mary Benjafield his wife.

1881 In the census he is aged 2 and his father (aged 31) is a coach and van builder employing about 70 men [1]

1891 In the census he is aged 12 years and born at Highgate, Mddx. and living at Hampstead, London. He is living with his parents, a brother Allan H. and a sister Florence. He is a scholar and his father is a 'Carriage, coach and van builder'

1898 Married 6th Apr 1898 to Alice Scott Wilkinson (born c1873)

1901 In the census he is aged 23 years and born at Highgate, Mddx and married to Alice Scott. He is shown as a 'Wheelwright, Van, Cart and motor and wagon builder'

1910 Divorced Alice Scott Wilkinson on the 17th Oct 1910

1910 Married (2nd marriage) 31st Oct 1910 to Mabel Emma "Marjorie" Woodford born c 1874 and died 19th Sep 1956 St Albans

1915 Had son Eric George Scammell

1917 Major and Mrs Scammell had daughter Vera Marjorie Scammell born 4 Oct 1917 Luton. [2] (Vera was later married to George Laurence Kirkham on 8 May 1948 at St Albans)

1917 Promoted from Major to Lt. Col. in the Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery. [3]

1922 MD of Scammell when it became a public company

1941 Died 4th September 1941 at St. Albans. [4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 Census
  2. The Times, Tuesday, Oct 09, 1917
  3. The Times, Friday, Dec 07, 1917
  4. The Times, Saturday, Sep 06, 1941