Scott, Daniel (No. 51422)

Scott, Daniel


No. 51422, No. 2 Company, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

Killed in action on Saturday 8 May 1915 (aged 19)

No known grave


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium (Panel 10)

Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM)

Canadian First World War Book of Remembrance

First Bangor Presbyterian Church


Daniel Scott was born on 19 November 1895 in Castle Street, Bangor (at attestation he declared 28 November 1895) and he was a son of Daniel and Agnes Scott (nee Jones) who were married on 24 August 1885 in First Bangor Presbyterian Church.  Daniel Scott (aged 20) from Bangor was a sailor and he was a son of James Scott.  Agnes Jones (aged 22) from Bangor was a daughter of John Jones, a labourer.

Daniel and Agnes Scott (nee Jones) had at least five children:

Elizabeth Jane (born 12 March 1887 in Castle Street, Bangor)

Isabella Jones (Bella, born 29 April 1888 in Castle Street, Bangor)

Ruth (born 28 February 1890 in Castle Street, Bangor)

Daniel (born 19 November 1895 in Castle Street, Bangor)

Norman (born 9 March 1898 in Castle Street, Bangor)

Their mother, Agnes Scott, died of enteric fever on 15 September 1898 (aged 32) in Castle Street, Bangor.

Daniel Scott was baptised in First Bangor Presbyterian Church.

After his mother died Daniel and his sister Ruth lived at 12 Railwayview Street, Bangor with their aunt, Isabella Jones, who worked as a domestic servant.

Daniel Scott moved to Canada where he worked as a stock-keeper and he enlisted on 3 November 1914 in Montreal, Quebec.  It was noted in his attestation papers that he was 5 feet 9¼ inches tall with a dark complexion, brown eyes and brown hair and he cited his sister Bella as his next-of-kin.  Bella Scott was living at Rosebank, Windsor Avenue, Malone Road in Belfast.

Private Daniel Scott (No. 51422) served with the Canadian Light Infantry and he was posted as wounded and missing in action on 8 May 1915.  Later it was officially confirmed that he must be presumed to have died on or since that date.

Private Daniel Scott (No. 51422) has no known grave and he is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial in Belgium; on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM); in the Canadian First World War Book of Remembrance and in First Bangor Presbyterian Church.

His brother, Norman Scott, was living at 44 Grand Avenue East, Highland Park, Detroit, Michigan, USA.