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Airman – Scarrott, Wilfred – Home on Leave Last Week-end – D.F.M.

January 1941

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 18 January 1941

Home on Leave Last Week-end

Here is a picture of Sergeant William Scarrott. of No. 59 Squadron, who was awarded the D.F.M. for gallantry in an air action in December. A report in our last issue announced the award, and Sergt. Scarrott came on leave to his home. which is at 73. Chapel Lane, Thurnscoe East, and not Rotherham as was reported last week.

Actually. Sergt. Scarrott is Thurnscoe’s first D.F.M. winner. He was born at Bolton-on-Dearne, but only lived there a few weeks, and for the best part of the next 18years he lived in Thurnscoe. He joined the R.A.F. at the age of 171 years after being educated at Wath Grammar School.

His father, Mr. William Scarrott, is a very well-known underground official at Hickleton Main Colliery.

Sergeant Scarrott, a quiet unassuming young man, enjoyed his leave during the week-end, and mentions that he was not wounded in the action which earned for him the D.F.M., but was wounded in an action in August.