John Scott

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 88665
  • Rank: Sapper
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
  • Unit/Ship:
  • Place of Death: Iraq
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 02.07.1916
  • Burial Country: Iraq
  • Cemetery: Basra War Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: III.G.9.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 46 Kings Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Elizabeth Scott, Kings Rd, Dundee

  • Children:

    1 Child (name unknown)

More about John Scott

John Scott   88665   Royal Engineers


Information has been received from the War Office by Mrs John Scott, at present residing at King’s Road, Dundee, that her husband, Sapper John Scott, Royal Engineers, has died from sunstroke while on active service.

Sapper Scott was for a long time in the employment of Messrs James F. Low & Co., engineers, Monifieth, in which town he was very well known in engineering circles.  He left Monifieth for a country situation, and returned to Dundee, where he enlisted, upon the outbreak of war.

Deceased leaves a widow and one of a family.

Dundee Courier 28th July 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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