This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: 232696
- Rank: Leading Seaman
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: H.M. Submarine K-4
- Unit/Ship: Royal Navy
- Place of Death: Perth War Hospital?
- Age at Death: 29
- Date of Death: 31.01.1918
- Burial Country: Scotland
- Cemetery: Dundee Eastern Necropolis
- Grave/Mem Ref no: M.M. 5. 379
- Date of Birth: 02.12.1888
- Place of Birth: Aberdeen
- Address: 36 Victoria St, Dundee
Elizabeth Keay Scott, 36 Victoria St, Dundee
Alexander, born 14.01.1915 & Robert, born 05.11.1916
More about Alexander Scott
Alexander died at Perth War Hospital (according to C.W.G.C. records) on the same day as his Submarine K-4 was lost with all hands in a collision in the River Forth when she was taking part in an exercise, this disaster became known as the Battle of May Island. The attached newspaper obit contradicts the information on C.W.G.C. site and would suggest that Alexander was lost in the Battle of May Island disaster.
Alexander Scott 232696 Royal Navy
SCOTT—Drowned at sea, on January 31st, Alexander Scott, leading seaman, H.M.S______, beloved husband of Elizabeth Keay. Funeral from 36 Victoria Street on Thursday at 3. Naval funeral. All friends invited.
Dundee Evening Telegraph 6th February 1918
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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