Other names: Edward James
Locations in this story: Broad Chalke, WiltshireEbbesbourne Wake, WiltshireFovant, WiltshireKilmington, Bath, Somerset
Story: Edward James Scammell was born in Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, on 10 Jan 1886 and baptised there on 28 Mar 1886 the son of James Scammell and Elizabeth Scammell (nee Bridle). He lived all his early life in Broad Chalke. He had enlisted on 7 Aug 1907 with the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Private (Service No. 7917) but was discharged on 21 Sep 1907 due to the disability of having an amputated toe in earlier life. By 1911 he was boarding out in Kilmington, Bath, Somerset, working as a Farm Carter. He again enlisted on 5 Sep 1914 this time with the Army Service Corps as a Driver (Service No. 13523) but again was discharged due to his disability on 13 Oct 1914 - his eagerness to serve twice rebuffed. He married Florence May Priddle in Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire, in late December 1925. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Moorhill Cottages, Fovant, Wiltshire, working as a General Labourer. He died in Fovant on 12 May 1974. Of his brothers, William George Edward Scammell served but regrettably killed in action whilst Sidney John Scammell served and survived the conflict.