Lieutenant Nigel de Paiva Henderson-Scott

Service Number 176771


World War 2



Died of wounds Aged 22
Buried at Enfildaville War Cemetery, Tunisia. VII, F, 25
Son of Maj. Walter Maxwell Henderson-Scott and Marjorie de Paiva Henderson-Scott, of Burley Beacon, Ringwood, Hampshire
Educated at Wellington College
On 8 March 1941 Nigel H-C received a wartime emergency commission in the Scots Guards, having left Worcester College, Oxford without taking a degree. He was posted to 3SG and then six months later to the Guards Armoured Training Wing as an instructor. However, there it was discovered that his hearing was unsuited to work with tanks and at the end of 1942 he was posted to 2SG in North Africa.
In April 1943 2SG was part of the Eighth Army’s attack on the coastal sector of Tunisia and was tasked to occupy a position north of the village of Enfidaville. The Erskine history records that “the approaches to Enfidaville were heavily mined and in trying to find a way through with a carrier patrol Lieutenant N de P Henderson-Scott, who had carried out a daring personal reconnaissance the previous day, was killed and Lance-Sergeant J N Fraser seriously wounded”.


Country Location Name of Memorial Campaign Names Date(s)
England WELLINGTON COLLEGE Crowthorne Bracknell Berkshire Wellington College War Memorial World War 1
World War 2
Nigel Henderson-Scott 20-4-1943 View
England The Cross Burley Ringwood BH24 4AA England Burley War Memorial World War 2
Nigel Henderson-Scott 20-4-1943 View
England Worcester College Walon Street Oxford OX1 2HB Worcester College Oxford WW2 memorial World War 2
Nigel Henderson-Scott 20-4-1943 View
England Church Lane, Burley village, Hampshire BH24 4AP St John the Baptist Church Burley memorial to Captain Nigel Henderson-Scott World War 2
Nigel Henderson-Scott 20-4-1943 View

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