Private John Scott

Private John Scott, 21st ( 2nd Tyneside Scottish ), Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in Belgium on 19th October 1917 during the Battle of Third Ypres and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium. He was the eldest son of Mrs Scott of Richardson Stead, Scremerston and had been employed as a coal miner before enlisting in Berwick in October 1914. At that time the Battalion was holding front line trenches near Langemarck and were subjected to periodic shelling which caused casualties. The photographs show the desolation if the Flanders battlefields where the drainage systems had been destroyed by the incessant shelling.

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