Private John Scott

Pruivate John Scott, ” C ” Coy., 7th ( Service ) Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. He was killed in action in France on 13th October 1916, aged 21, during the Battle of the Somme. He was the son of Thomas and Marion Scott of 5, Doncaster Street, Newcastleton and is buried in Bazentin-Le- Petite Military Cemetery, Somme, France. He had been born in Newcastleton and had lived in Hawick. The autumn rains turned the ground into a glutinous quagmire making all movement difficult as can be seen from the photographs. His Headstone is inscribed ” Love Conquers All Things Even Death “. The colour image shows a peaceful Somme landscape today with ” no gas, no barbed wire, no guns firing now”.

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