David Mather Scott

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: 2527
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 19
  • Date of Death: 23/09/1914
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no:

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Brechin
  • Address: 3 Kincardine St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Assistant Vanman, William Millar, Grocers, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Elsie Scott, 3 Kincardine St, Dundee

  • Father:

    William Scott, 3 Kincardine St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    William & Alexander

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about David Mather Scott

David has no known grave but is remembered on the La Ferte Memorial.

David Scott   2527   1st Black Watch



Yet another Dundee name has been added to the long roll of heroes who have fought and died for their country.

The sad news has been conveyed to Mr and Mrs William Scott, 5 Temple Lane, that their youngest son, David, was killed in action on 23rd September.

Private David Scott, who was a member of the 1st Black Watch, was only 20 years of age.  He joined the ranks about two years ago. Previous to entering the army he was an assistant motor vanman in the employment of William Millar & Sons, grocers, Dundee.  Since the beginning of the war Private Scott had sent home field-cards on several occasions, stating that he was getting on well, but giving no particulars regarding the fighting.

Another brother, William Scott, who is married, and whose home is at 60a Liff Road, Lochee, has been wounded, and is at present lying in hospital at Plymouth.  His injuries are of a serious nature, and it was at first feared that he would not recover.  William received two wounds in the legs, and one of the limbs was broken.

Alexander Scott, another brother, is also at the front, engaged in the particularly dangerous capacity of driver in the Royal Engineers.

Private David Scott, who was the youngest son of the family, was an extremely popular young lad, and his death will be learned with regret by his many friends.  He was well-known in Brechin, where his parents resided for over twenty-five years, coming to Dundee only two years ago.

Dundee Courier 24th October 1914

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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