Birgham Section A – Row 11 – 2 – Scott/Bennet/Fraser/McDougal


In loving memory of JIM, Pte. JAMES SCOTT 4th Canadian Inf. Batt. who fell in action in France 8th September 1916. Born Laurel Cottage Birgham 30th November 1896. Also his mother  MARGARET BENNET wife of JAMES SCOTT who died at Laurel Cottage 21st may 1928. Also the above JAMES SCOTT who died at Laurel Cottage 21st May 1938  aged 93 years, fisherman to three Earls of Home. Also THOMAS LEITCH RETTIE FRASER died 8th January 1961 aged 79 years and his wife MARGARET McDOUGAL daughter of the above JAMES SCOTT died 12th May 1971 aged 83 years.

Military record

Private James Scott, 4th Battalion Canadian Infantry ( 1st Central Ontarion Regiment ). He was killed in action in France on 8th September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme, aged 19. He was the son of James and Margaret Scott of Laurel Cottage, Birgham and is buried in Sunken Road Cemetery, Contalmaison, Somme, France. For some reason Private Scott is not listed on the War Memorial but as his parents were still living in Birgham we felt that he should be included.

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