Scott, Herbert Vesey

Scott, Herbert Vesey

Captain

3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade

Died of wounds on Wednesday 1 September 1915 (aged 33)

Buried:

Wimereux Communal Cemetery, France (Grave III. O. 2)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Farlington War Memorial in Hampshire

St Andrew’s Church Farlington

BIOGRAPHY

Herbert Vesey Scott was born on 24 February 1882 in Portaferry and he was a son of the Rev Francis Montgomery Scott and Anna Matilda Scott (nee Vesey) who were married on 17 August 1876 in Ballyphilip Parish Church of Ireland Church Portaferry.  The Rev Scott was Rector of Ardquin Parish Church of Ireland Church Portaferry and Anna Matilda Vesey was a daughter of the manager of the Portaferry branch of the Belfast Banking Company.  They had at least three children:

Francis Lucas Clements (born 29 September 1878 in Portaferry)

Charles Leslie (born 7 November 1879 in Portaferry)

Herbert Vesey (born 24 February 1882 in Portaferry)

Herbert Vesey Scott was educated at Eton and he became a career soldier.  Prior to the Great War he served in South Africa and India.  He excelled at polo and won several trophies.

During the Great War, Captain Herbert Vesey Scott served with the Rifle Brigade and he was 33 when he died of wounds at Wimereux on 1 September 1915.

Captain Herbert Vesey Scott was buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, France and there is an inscription on his CWGC headstone:

AND WHOSOEVER LIVETH

AND BELIEVETH IN ME

SHALL NEVER DIE

JOHN 11.26

Captain Herbert Vesey Scott is commemorated on Farlington War Memorial in Hampshire and on a Memorial Plaque in St Andrew’s Church Farlington.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD

AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF

CAPTAIN HERBERT VESEY SCOTT,

THE RIFLE BRIGADE

BRIGADE MAJOR 17TH INFANTRY BRIGADE

WHO DIED AT WIMEREUX 1ST SEPTEMBER 1915

AND WHOSOEVER LIVETH AND BELIEVETH IN ME SHALL NEVER DIE

Captain Herbert Vesey Scott’s brother Francis lived at The Rocks, Crossdoney, Co Cavan.