Great War Dundee
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: Dundee
- Service no: 96740
- Rank: Gunner
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
- Unit/Ship: 162nd Brigade, 'D' Battery
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 21
- Date of Death: 20.07.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz
- Grave/Mem Ref no: VI.C.1.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Monikie
- Address: Wellbank
- Occupation: Ploughman, East Newton Farm
Jane Scott, Willbank Mains, Monikie
David Scott, Willbank Mains, Monikie
David & 2 other brothers (names unknown)
More about Robert Scott
Robert was the brother of Pte David Scott, S/24693, 1/5th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, who died of wounds, 02.08.1918.
Robert Scott 96740 Royal Field Artillery
YOUNG MONIFIETH PLOUGHMAN KILLED IN ACTION.
Mr David Scott, Shank of Omachie, by Monifieth, has received intimation that his fourth son, Gunner Robert Scott, Royal Field Artillery, was killed in action on 20th July. The sad news was received in a letter from the battery-sergeant, who writes :–It is with the deepest regret that I have to inform you that your son Robert was killed in action on the morning of 20th July. Your lad was a splendid soldier, and most popular with everybody in the battery.
The deceased gunner joined the army a year ago, and left for the front in December, 1915. Previous to his enlistment he was employed by Mr Donaldson at East Newton Farm. Mr Scott’s family have done well for the defence of the Homeland. Two of his sons and a son-in-law are serving in the army.
Dundee Courier 3rd August 1916
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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