1914-18          Rayne War Memorial       1939-45

In Memory of

NORMAN COLLARD SCRUBY MM

Sergeant 12282

4th Bn.9 Bedford Regiment

who died on 27th April 1921.

Age 34.

 
 
Commonwealth
War Graves
Commission
 
 
since july 2014
COMMEMORATED IN PERPETUITY BY THE COMMONWEALTH
WAR GRAVES COMMISSION
                      
 
 
Personal Information

Son of Henry Thomas and Ada Scruby of  Rayne

Norman was born on 17th June 1885, baptised in Rayne Church. He was one of seven children, older brothers Ralph and Lionel, two younger brothers Sydney and Noel and the two youngest Rebecca and Ellen. Like many others, their address is described as Rayne Hall Green and it is known that this was a generic name given to all the houses close to the Green.

By 1911, Norman was resident in St Marylebone.

Norman died as the result of wounds received in action during the Great War

Norman’s death was registered in the Lambeth, London registration district

during the second quarter of 1921,

Buried St. James’s Churchyard, St. James's Road, Hampton Hill, Middlesex,

TW12 1DQ. Grave Ref: Area D. 13D 3.

Norman’s parents’ are buried
together in the churchyard of All Saints parish church, Rayne, Braintree, Essex.
 
Memorial: Grave
 
Reference/Panel Number:

Location:
HAMPTON HILL (St James) CHRUCHYARD.
 
Theatre of War

Norman was posted to France on 30 July 1915, at which time he was a Private serving in the 6th (Service) Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. He was

later transferred to serve in the 4th (Extra Reserve) Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment.

The 4th Bedfs Regt War Diary for 27th October 1917 mentions includes the following:

No 12282 Cpl. N.S Scruby, of the Battalion, showed great gallantry, and by his example encouraged the men around him to push forward through the heavy ground and establish a post well in advance of the rest of the line. From this post he sent frequent messages as to the movements of the enemy. and directed the fire of a Lewis gun upon the enemy who were seen collecting near one of the pill boxes. For this he was awarded the MM.