Colonel Sir Jervoise Scott, Bart., died on July 21st, 1965, at his home, Rotherfield Park, Alton, Hants, aged 73.

Educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford, he joined the Hampshire Regiment in 1911, then joining the 7th Hussars in India in 1914 and served in the Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force until 1919.

He left the Regiment on retirement in 1925. He was recalled to Military Service during the Second World War.

In 1939 he raised 86 Bty. A.A.R., R.A.,; Commanded General Base Depot B.E.F., 1940, and joined 2nd Northampton Yeomanry in 1941. He was Deputy Director of Labour to S.H.A.E.F. in 1943, to Eastern Command in 1944 and to Palestine in 1944. In 1932 he became a member of the Hampshire County Council, was High Sheriff of the County in 1936, and became Alderman in 1949.

He was for many years Chairman of the Alton Magistrates.

From 1950 until his retirement in 1964 he was Official Vederer of the New Forest. In 1958 he was elected President of the English Guernsey Cattle Society.

Col Scott was created First Baronet in 1962 for Public Services in Hampshire.

It was largely due to Col. Scott’s efforts that “The Years Between” was published thus completing the history of the 7th Hussars.

He was a staunch supporter of the Regimental Aid Society, served on the Committee until his death, and had a great pride in the Regiment.

The sympathy of all who knew him is extended to Lady Scott and his three sons.

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