2nd Lieutenant John Kemp Scott

Biography of 2nd Lieutenant John Kemp Scott

John Kemp Scott was born on the 5th December 1891 in Hutchesontown in Glasgow, the son of a Compositor, and attended the High School of Glasgow. However, following his father’s death, the family came to live with John’s elder brother Andrew, a Joiner living at Robinson Cottage, on the left of the main road coming into Strathblane from Glasgow.

John graduated from the University of Glasgow MA in 1913 and was studying for the United Free Church ministry when war broke out. Initially he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps but was later commissioned into the Royal Scots Fusiliers

2nd Lieutenant John Kemp Scott was killed in the Battle of the Somme, near Mametz, France on the 14th July 1916, aged 24, and is buried nearby at Flatiron Copse Cemetery.


2nd Lieutenant John Kemp Scott
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Regiment: 1st Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers
Degree: MA
Awards: N/A
Comments: Killed in action, 14 July 1916
Note/Press Clipping: Ch 4/4/2/3/327
Photo ID: Ch 4/4/2/2/257


University of Glasgow Faculty and Registry Records.

Strathblane WW1 project.

Burial Place: Commonwealth Graves Commission - Debt of Honour Register

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