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Newsboys Memorial to Albert Edward Scott

   
Newsboys Memorial to Albert Edward Scottloupe
333 Washington St
Brookline
MA
USA
02445

Newsboys Memorial to Albert Edward Scott 

This memorial is dedicated to the local boy who is believed to have been the youngest American soldier killed in the First World War, Albert "Scotty" Scott.  Scotty was just a few weeks into his freshman year at Brookline High School when he lied to a recruiter about his age (15 at the time) and enlisted as a private in the infantry.  He was killed in action at age 16 on July 23, 1918 during an advance by the 26th Yankee Division north of Ch√Ęteau-Thierry. Scotty had worked as a newsboy and after his death his fellow newsboys raised $2,000 for a plaque in his honor.  Brookline native Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson, a Brookline sculptor known for her war memorials, was chosen to create the Scotty memorial, which was dedicated in 1921.  A year later his body was disinterred from France and he was buried locally.