Great War Dundee
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John Gordon Scott
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no:
- Rank: Lieutenant
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 23
- Date of Death: 09.05.1915
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Ploegsteert Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 7
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: Dryburgh House, Lochee
Elizabeth Scott, Dryburgh House, Lochee
William Scott, Dryburgh House, Lochee
More about John Gordon Scott
John has no known grave but is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial.
“A GALLANT LEADER OF MEN.”
Black Watch Colonel’s Tribute
To Dundee Officer reported Missing.
Mr William Scott, Dryburgh, Lochee, has received the following letter, written by Lieut-Colonel C. E. Stewart, 1st Black Watch, and bearing the date 13th inst., regarding his son, Second-Lieutenant J. G. Scott, 1st Black Watch, who has been reported missing since 9th inst :– “It is with the deepest regret that I have to write to tell you that your son is missing. He was on the right of his company in a successful charge which carried part of the German line on Sunday afternoon. Ours was the only regiment which got in, and after a time the order was given by the General Commanding that we were to with-draw. I cannot get any definite information about your son, save that he was leading his men on to the German second line. It is just possible that when wounded he was captured.
“He had proved himself before a gallant and good leader of men. We fear we may have lost a brave and true comrade.”
Dundee Courier 18th May 1915
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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