Private George Scott

Private George Scott, 10th ( Service ) Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He was killed in action in France, aged 21, on the 14th July 1916 during the battle of the Somme. He had been born in Selkirk in 1895 and was the son of the late William Scott and Marion Scott of 103 Forest Road, Selkirk. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Somme, France. He had served his apprenticeship as a grocer in Selkirk and was working in Greenock when he enlisted in February 1915 He was posted to his Battalion in France in April 1916 and he fell during the successful dawn attack on Bazentin Ridge by the British Fourth Army of which his Battalion was part. ( His brother John also fell – see below ). The photos show Scottish troops on the Somme.

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