Gunner George Scott

Gunner George Cairns Scott, 1st Lowland Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. He died from wounds, aged 24, in France, on the 8th August 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. He had been born in Selkirk in 1892 and was the son of George and Agnes Scott of 15 and 27 chapel Street, Selkirk. He is buried in Millencourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France where his Headstone is inscribed ” Until The Day Break”. He was Captain of the Selkirk Cricket club 2nd Eleven and worked as a woollen warper in Gardiners Mill, Selkirk. He enlisted in May 1915 and went to France in October 1915 when his Brigade became part of the 51st Highland Division. In May 1916 he was transferred to the Divisional Ammunition Column and he was attached to the 258th Brigade R.F.A. for training in July 1916. The R.F.A used the 18 pounder field gun using both high explosive and shrapnel shells one of which is shown below.

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