Scott, Robert James (No. 6101)

Scott, Robert James

Rifleman

No. 6101, 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in action on Tuesday 27 October 1914 (aged 34)

Buried:

Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, Nord, France (Grave X. G. 1)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Megain Memorial Presbyterian Church

Harland and Wolff (Queen’s Island) War Memorial

Journey of Remembering Belfast Book of Honour

BIOGRAPHY

In the Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 – 1919 database it is recorded that Robert James Scott was born in Holywood, Co Down.

Robert James Scott was born on 27 February 1880 in Hill Street, Holywood and he was a son of Robert and Elizabeth Scott (nee Jury)

Robert James Scott worked in Belfast as a labourer in an iron works and he and Alexandrina Chisholm were married on 12 March 1908 in Megain Memorial Presbyterian Church, Ballymacarrett, Belfast.  Robert James Scott of 85 Tamar Street, Belfast was a son of Robert Scott, a labourer.  Alexandrina Chisholm of 97 Newcastle Street, Belfast was a daughter of John Chisholm, a boilermaker.

Robert James and Alexandrina Scott lived in Tamar Street, Avon Street and Island Street, Belfast and they had three children:

Alexandrina Chisholm (Eva, born 17 February 1909 at 63 Tamar Street, Belfast)

Robert John (born 5 August 1911 at 8 Avon Street, Belfast)

James (born 24 May 1913 at 71 Island Street, Belfast)

Robert James Scott enlisted in Belfast and served with the 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles.

Rifleman Robert James Scott was 34 when he was killed in action on 27 October 1914 and he was buried in Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, Nord, France.  At that time his wife was living at 71 Island Street, Belfast.

Rifleman Robert James Scott (No. 6101) is commemorated in Megain Memorial Presbyterian Church; on the Harland and Wolff (Queen’s Island) War Memorial and in the Belfast Book of Honour (Page 576).