Private William Scott, 8th Bn Black Watch

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Private William Scott 22129, 8th Battalion The Black Watch

William Scott was born at Stormontfield on 10th July 1891, to William and Elizabeth Scott.  They later moved to Perth Road, Scone.  William was educated at Scone Public School.  After leaving education, he was employed as a car driver with Perth Corporation. William emigrated to Canada and lived there for two years, working for Messrs. Simpson, Toronto.  Unfortunately, he suffered from poor health and eventually returned to this country.  He enlisted into the Black Watch in July 1917 and was mobilised to France.  While in France he was involved in action around Gouziecourt and was severely wounded by a bursting shell.  Private William Scott died in hospital on 3rd January 1918.  He is buried at Tincourt New British Cemetery.  William was 26 years of age.  He was awarded the Victory and British War medals.



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