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Scott, Grover C. (P1, C3, L15)

Sergeant Grover C. Scott, 23, of Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, died of pneumonia at the Fort Bliss hospital on 22 January 1917. At the time he was serving on federal active duty near El Paso, Texas with Co C, 2nd Kentucky Infantry during Mexican Border Service. He enlisted in his unit in January 1912. On his 1912 and 1915 enlistment documents he gives his civilian occupation as laborer.

According to newspaper accounts he was to be buried in the family plot in Jessamine County. His mother, Ida B. Scott Henry died on 13 February 1917 of pneumonia.

    Grover Scott, Second Kentucky

    El Paso Herald 22 January 1917 page 4

    Sgt. Grover Scott, company C, Second Kentucky infantry, died at the base hospital, Ft. Bliss, Monday morning at 2:40 o’clock of pneumonia. He was 22 years of age. His relatives at Lexington, Ky., have been notified.

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