Sub Lt. John William Stott RNVR. DCM, MM

There are 2 J W Stott in ADRIC. The trick is to separate them. The man here is John William Stott who served in RNVR.

1889 Jun 29. Born Hebden Bridge, Yorks

1889 Nov 30. Baptised.

1901 census at Weavers Square, Heptonstall

1911 census His mother is at : Northgate, Heptonstall, West Yorks

1914 Aug 10.

He was with the Rifle Brigade before his commission. Won both DCM and MM

RNVR Record

1917 May 30 . Commissioned Sub.Lt This record says born 1884, but I think that is a mis-transcription for 1889. There is only 1 man of this name as an officer in RNVR, and this is he.

1918 Feb 13 Posted to France

1918 Mar 24. POW in Germany

1918 Dec 17 Repatriated

1919 Apr 10. Demobilised

1920 Aug 6. Joined ADRIC with service no 131. Posted to J Coy

1921 Jun 6. Commission in RNVR terminated. He appears not to to have answered letters about an £8 overpayment.

1921 Sep 26. Services dispensed with

1923 Aug 19. He tries his luck in Canada



WO 339/90281