Scott, Robert Norman Cecil (Robin)
No. 89740, 10 Battery, 3 Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
Killed in action on Monday 27 May 1940 (aged 23)
No known grave
Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France (Column 7)
Rockport School Craigavad
Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club Holywood
Scott family grave headstone in Belfast City Cemetery
Pulpit in St. Bartholomew’s Church Stranmillis, Belfast
Plaque in St. Bartholomew’s Church Stranmillis, Belfast
Robert Norman Cecil Scott was born on 26 July 1916 at 38 Bawnmore Road, Belfast and he was a son of Robert Norman Cecil and Alison (Alice) Demaus Scott (nee Vivash) who were married on 31 July 1915 in St. George’s Church of Ireland Church, Belfast. Robert Norman Cecil Scott (aged 34) of Eisleben House, Stranmillis Road, Belfast was an oil and hardware merchant, and he was a son of James McConkey Scott, a merchant. Alice Vivash (aged 23) from 104 Fitzroy Avenue, Belfast was a daughter of Robert Vivash, a sea captain.
Robert Norman Cecil Scott’s uncles worked in the same business as his father, Robert Norman Cecil Scott, and one of them, James Herbert Scott, married Jessie McMullan on 1 June 1910 in Claremont Presbyterian Church, Londonderry.
Robert Norman Cecil Scott and Alison (Alice) Demaus Scott (nee Vivash) had at least three children:
Robert Norman Cecil (Robin, born 26 July 1916 at 38 Bawnmore Road, Belfast)
John Arthur Stewart (born 9 August 1918 at 40 Bawnmore Road, Belfast)
Mary Christine (born 17 June 1928; her married surname was Kerr)
Robert Norman Cecil Scott was educated at Rockport School, Craigavad and he played hockey for the Lisnagarvey Club. On 1 September 1937 he joined the Royal Engineers as a Sapper (No. 2044463) and was based in a Territorial Army Unit in Newtownards. On 1 April 1939 he was commissioned from Sapper to Second Lieutenant and went overseas with the British Expeditionary Force on 14 December 1939.
Second Lieutenant Robert Norman Cecil Scott (No. 89740) was 23 when he was killed on 27 May 1940 during the Dunkirk evacuation and he is commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial; in Rockport School and in the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club Holywood. A pulpit is dedicated to his and his parents’ memory in St Bartholomew’s Church of Ireland Church, Stranmillis Road, Belfast.
Robert Norman Cecil Scott’s mother, Alison (Alice) Demaus Scott (nee Vivash), died in 1938 and his father, Robert Norman Cecil Scott Senior, died on 25 July 1944 (aged 63).
Second Lieutenant Scott’s uncle (his mother’s brother), Chief Engine Room Artificer Bernard Christopher Vivash (No. P/272124), died on 1 April 1944.