Sapper Adam Scott

Sapper Adam Scott, 56th Field Coy., Royal Engineers. He died near Kemmel in Belgium on 22nd May 1916, aged 29.  He was the son of William and Rachel Scott of Mindrum, Cornhill-on-Tweed and is buried in Wytschaete Military Cemetery. Before enlisting he had been employed as a joiner and had been engaged to a Welsh girl Olwyn Mary Roberts. He had met her whilst undergoing training at Deganwy near Conway. They had exchanged rings and lockets and Olwyn’s family still possess her locket with Adam’s picture inside. His brother Alexander also joined the Royal Engineers and survived the War. The picture of Adam shows him with his sister Janet ( Jen ) and was taken by G.W. Gibson of Coldstream. His Headstone is inscribed ” Father In Thy Gracious  Keeping Leave We Now Our Dear One Sleeping “.

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