Private James Scott

Private James Scott, 53rd ( Young Soldiers ) Battalion ,Highland Light Infantry. He died on Service, aged 18, on 26th October 1918 and is buried in Chirnside Parish Churchyard. He had been born in Duns and was the son of Alexander and Helen Scott of Brewery Buildings, Chirnside. This Battalion was a Basic Training unit and was based in Kirkcaldy, Fife as part of the Lowland Reserve Brigade. His brother William also died in the War – see above. He had been called up in July 1918 and was in training near Kirkcaldy when he contracted pneumonia and died in the Craigleith Military Hospital in Edinburgh.

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