Scott, Samuel (No. 42746)

Scott, Samuel (Sam)


No. 42746, Canadian Field Artillery, Brigade Ammunition Column

Died of influenza on Sunday 20 October 1918 (aged 35)


Mount Hope Cemetery, Brandford, Ontario, Canada


Newtownards and District War Memorial

First Newtownards Presbyterian Church

First Cousin of Lance Corporal David John Thompson (No. 18831)


Samuel Scott was born on 1 April 1883 in the townland of Ballycullen, Newtownards (at attestation he declared 2 April 1881) and he was a son of William and Jane Dugan Scott (nee Brown) who were married on 11 September 1877 in First Newtownards Presbyterian Church.  William Scott from Castleavery was a son of William Scott, a labourer.  Jane Brown (aged 15) from Castleavery was a daughter of George Brown, a labourer.

The Scott family lived in Castleaverry, Ballycullen, Carrowreagh, Commons, John Street and Mill Street, Newtownards.

William Scott worked as an agricultural labourer and he and Jane had ten children:

George Brown (born 23 October 1878 in Castleaverry, Newtownards)

William James (born 26 October 1880 in Ballycullen, Newtownards)

Samuel (born 1 April 1883 in Ballycullen, Newtownards)

Margaret Mary (born 22 July 1885 in Carrowreagh, Dundonald; died 16 October 1886)

Margaret Mary (born 8 November 1888 in Carrowreagh, Dundonald)

Thomas Stuart (born 8 August 1891 in Commons, Newtownards)

Robert Thompson (born 13 October 1893 in Commons, Newtownards)

Sarah Jane (born 13 April 1896 in John Street, Newtownards)

John Andrew (born 28 April 1898 in Hill View Terrace, John Street, Newtownards)

Agnes (born 9 November 1900 in Castleaverry, Newtownards)

They were all baptised in First Newtownards Presbyterian Church.

Samuel Scott moved to Canada where he worked as a carpenter.  He and his wife Elizabeth (Lizzie) lived at 9 North Park Street, Brantford, Ontario and he enlisted on 24 September 1914 at Valcartier, Quebec.  In his attestation papers it was noted that he was 5 feet 5½ inches tall with a dark complexion, brown eyes and brown hair and that he had served for 18 months in the 8th Hussars.

Sergeant Samuel Scott (No. 42746) served on the Western Front with the Brigade Ammunition Column of the Canadian Field Artillery before returning to Canada where he was discharged on 10 September 1918.  Regarded as being no longer physically fit for active service, he was diagnosed to be suffering from myalgia caused by exposure to the elements in 1917 whilst in France.

Sergeant Samuel Scott (No. 42746) died of influenza on 20 October 1918 at his home in North Park Street, Brandford and the following day it was reported in the Brantford Expositor that he left a sorrowing wife and three children.

Sergeant Samuel Scott (No. 42746) is commemorated on Newtownards and District War Memorial and in First Newtownards Presbyterian Church.

Sergeant Samuel Scott (No. 42746) was a first cousin of Lance Corporal David John Thompson (No. 18831) who died of wounds sustained on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

Samuel Scott’s mother, Jane Scott (nee Brown), and David John Thompson’s mother, Agnes Thompson (nee Brown), were sisters.