Maurice Douglas Guest Scott was the son of Philip William Guest and Agnes Mary (Kirkham) Scott. Having served with the 3rd Loyal North Lancashires, he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in February 1916. Posted to 18 Squadron, he scored his first victory as an observer aboard a Vickers F.B.5. After becoming a pilot, he was posted to 54 Squadron in 1917 and scored 4 victories flying the Sopwith Pup. Later that year, he was reassigned to 46 Squadron and claimed 7 more victories as a Flight Commander before being sent to the Home Establishement on 8 October 1917. The following year, Scott was killed in a crash.
Birth and Baptism Record
Military Cross (MC)
Lt. (T./Capt.) Maurice Douglas Guest Scott, N. Lan. R., Spec. Res., and R.F.C.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in aerial combats. On one occasion his patrol encountered seven enemy machines, two of which he drove down out of control. He has destroyed eleven enemy aeroplanes, and proved himself a very dashing patrol leader.