SON OF ROSE MC ILVENNA SCOTT, OF 36, CRESCENT ST., GREENOCK, AND THE LATE JOHN SCOTT.
John Scott was a plater working in Scott’s Shipyard when he joined the Territorial Army, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders in 1909; he rose through the ranks and was appointed sergeant in May 1917. In November 1917 he received a gunshot wound to his thigh. He was awarded the Military Medal for his actions in Palestine. Within a month of being injured he was back on the battlefield and was killed in action on 23 July 1918. He fought in the Dardanelles and in France. In January 1919 his father writes looking for the Military Medal, his father is informed the war office has not given the authority for the medal to be released. He also writes to ask about John’s personal effects of a tin box, wrist identity disc, pocket knife, 3 small brooches (Ypres), a watch a bundle of letters and photos, which appear to have gone astray. At the end of January he is writing to the effects branch in Rouen again looking for his son’s possessions. William, his brother dies on 25 February 1919 of illness contracted while on active service, this is a CWWG. John’s parents received the Military Medal in March 1919. Later on that month his parents write again looking for his personal effects and are past from pillar to post. In November 1919 his parents return the memorial scroll because it is the wrong John Scott. His father died on 9 November 1921 and on 17 November his mother writes looking for John’s war medals; she received the medals on 22 November. There is no note of his family ever receiving his personal effects.