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: Edinburgh
- Service no: 2215
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 21
- Date of Death: 10/03/1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panels 24 to 26.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 2 Russell St, Dundee
- Occupation: Printer
More about Thomas Scott
Thomas Scott 2215 Black Watch
AN OFFICER’S TRIBUTE.
A WORTHY SON OF SOLDIER FORBEARS.
Private Thomas Scott, 2 Russell Street, fell on the first day of the Neuve Chapelle engagement.
In a letter written to his mother by Lieut. S. H. Steven, and whish she received on Saturday night, the lieutenant pays Private Scott a fine tribute. He says he looked up to him specially. There was no danger to be faced and no hardship to be borne but Private Scott was ready to experience when duty called. He fell at Lieut. Steven’s side.
Private Scott was 21 years of age, and was employed as a printer. He enlisted in the Gallant Fourth in August.
It was natural that Private Scott should be a soldier, as he came of a family in whom the soldierly instinct was strongly developed. Both his grandfathers served in the Crimea. His father was the late Staff-Quartermaster Scott, of the Army Pay Corps, and his uncle, Corporal Matthew Miller, of the Warwickshire Regiment, was killed in Zululand in 1897. His younger brother, Robert Scott, is a driver in the Army Service Corps, at present stationed in the city.
Dundee Courier 22th March 1915
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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