Private John Scott

Private John Scott, 1st/7th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action in Belgium on 26th April 1915 during the Second Battle of Ypres and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium. The Battalion had only landed on the Continent a few days before when they wwere rushed into Belgium to support an attack near St Julien.They attacked over open ground into heavy machine gun and artillery fire with little reconnaissance of the ground and consequently suffered heavy casualties. A dreadful baptism of fire for the Territorials. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott, Church Street, Berwick upon Tweed. He was a cabinet maker with R.K. Gaul, Hide Hill ,Berwick upon Tweed before enlisting.

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