Second Lieutenant Thomas Scott, M.C.

Second Lieutenant Thomas Scott, M.C., 1st Battalion Cameronians. He died from wounds in France aged 22, suffered during the Battle of Arras. He had been born in the U.S.A. and was the son of Thomas and Martha Scott of San Jose, Costa Rica and Crouch End, London. He was the nephew of Mrs Balfour, Westerhouses, Southdean and the grandson of the late Mr. Scott, Old Jedward. He had been educated at St Mary’s, Melrose and Edinburgh Academy where he was a member of the Officer Training Corps before going out to San Jose. He returned home in September 1914 and was commissioned into the Cameronians in January 1915. he was posted to the 1st Battalion in March 1916 where he was awarded the Military Cross. The citation reads ” For Conspicuous Gallantry. After the explosion of a mine he went out in daylight and endeavoured to reach an Officer and Man who were lying half buried below the lip of the crater. It was chiefly due to his efforts that the two were rescued at night “. He is buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, Arras, France where his headstone is inscribed “He Came Promptly From Afar And Did His Part Valiantly”. The photos show British troops at Arras.

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