Private James Scott

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Reference WMO/274076


Troqueer New Burial Ground

Troqueer Road





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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
  • Stone Sandstone
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Addition to family gravestone. SCOTT, J./Rank:Private/Service No:19251/Date of Death:30/07/1916/ Regiment/Service:Royal Scots Fusiliers/2nd Bn./Grave ReferenceIX. A. 3./ CemeteryGUILLEMONT ROAD CEMETERY, GUILLEMONT. This man is listed on the Maxwelltown/Troqueer War Memorial as: DICKSON, JAS. S. PTE. R.S.F. However he served under his birth name: James Dickson Scott – age 19 – Private (19251) 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Born 1896 in Maxwelltown, Troqueer. (Source:SNWM and GRoS – Birth Register) Son of William and Helen (Chisholm or Dickson) Scott of Howgate Street, Maxwelltown. In 1901 James and his brother John were living with their grandparents, James and Annie Dickson at 16 Howgate Street, Maxwelltown. (Source:GRoS – 1901 census) Killed in Action – 30 July 1916.
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