Private William Scott

Private William Scott, 20th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps ( Infantry ). He was killed in action, aged 20, in France on 24th March 1918 during the German March Offensive ( Operation Michael ). He had been born in Duns and was the son of Alexander and Helen Scott of Brewery Buildings, Chirnside and is buried in Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension Aisne, France. Before enlisting he had been employed as a tailor in Allanton. He had originally enlisted in the Highland Light Infantry but was posted to the M.G.C. in France.  He had just returned from leave in Chirnside when he was killed. His brother James also fell – see above ).The photographs show Allied troops preparing to resist the German advances. The M.G.C. used the Mk1 Vickers water cooled gun in both defensive and offensive roles.

Scroll to Top