Major John Corse-Scott

Major John Michael Corse-Scott, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots attd 8th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. He died from wounds in Greece, aged 34, on the 29th March 1917. He had been born in Ashkirk and was the son of the late Jane Robson-Scott and John Corse-Scott of Synton, Ashkirk. He had been educated at Eton College and was commissioned into the 6th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment in January 1900 for service in The 2nd Anglo Boer War. In February he was posted to the Royal Scots and served in India for seven years. In January 1912 he was seconded to the Egyptian Army where he commanded a company of the Camel Corps. He was promoted Captain in 1913 and Major in February 1917. He joined the 8th R.S.F. in Salonica as the Battalion second in command but died from the effects of shell shock in the 312st Casualty Clearing Station. He is buried in Sarigol Military Cemetery, Kriston, Greece.

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