Scott, John Joseph (No. 6728)

Scott, John Joseph

Private

No. 6728, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots

Killed in action on Thursday 15 October 1914 (aged 40)

Buried:

Vieille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, France (Grave VIII. B. 10)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Holywood and District War Memorial

BIOGRAPHY

John Joseph Scott was born around 1874 in Keighley, Yorkshire and he was a son of Joseph and Jane Scott who lived in Bishop Auckland in County Durham.  During the Great War John Joseph Scott served with the 2nd Battalion Royal Scots and he was 40 when he was killed in action at Croix Barbee on 15 October 1914.

Private John Joseph Scott was buried in Vieille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, France and there is an inscription on his CWGC headstone:

YOU FOUGHT AND DIED

IN FREEDOM’S CAUSE

A MARTYR

FOR OUR LIBERTY SO DEAR

At the time of his death his wife Margaret Evelyn Scott was living in Downshire Road, Holywood.

Private John Joseph Scott (No. 6728) is commemorated on Holywood and District War Memorial.