Captain Alexander Corse-Scott

Captain Alexander Corse-Scott, Royal Scots. He died on 13th March 1919, aged 25 and is buried in Ashkirk Parish Churchyard, Ashkirk, Selkirkshire. (The Memorial Cross pictured below states that he died from illness contracted whilst on Active Service ) He had been born in Ashkirk and was the son of the late Jane Robson-Scott and John Corse-Scott. He had been educated at Cargilfield School, Edinburgh and Wellington College, Berks. before going to work in a law office in Edinburgh. He enlisted and was commissioned in October 1914 going to France in June 1915. He was promoted Captain in August 1916. He served throughout the War but in Autumn 1918 whilst on leave in London he contracted influenza during the ” Spanish Flu” epidemic. He did not fully recover and died in the Tor-na-Dee Sanitorium near Aberdeen.

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