Private William Scott

Private William Goodfellow Scott, 15th ( 1st Glasgow ) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. He was killed in action in France, aged 37, on the 10th July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. He had been born in Selkirk in 1879 and was the son of the late Joh Scott and Isabella Scott of Selkirk. He was the husband of Elizabet Scott of Springburn, Glasgow whom he had married in Kilsyth in 1905. When he enlisted he was working in Glasgow as a draper and living in Springburn with his wife and two children. He landed with his Battalion in France in November 1915 and he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Somme, France. The photographs show Scottish troops on the Somme in 1916 and the colour image shows a peaceful Somme landscape today with ” no gas, no barbed wire, no guns firing now”.

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