Sergeant Alexander Scott D.C.M. 7th Bn Bedfordshire Light Infantry

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Sergeant Alexander Scott D.C.M 14591, 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Light Infantry.

Alexander Scott was born in Rashiehall, St Martins in 1890.  He was the fourth child of John and Isabella Scott, who had married in Kirriemuir in 1887.  By 1901 the family had moved to Scone and were living in Perth Road.  His father was working as a wood carter.  A few years later the family moved again, to Lovers Lane in Scone.  Alexander was educated at Belbeggie and Scone Public Schools.  On leaving education he was employed by Messrs. Pullar, as a Dyer.  He enlisted on the 15th September 1914 and was mobilised to France, where he was engaged in various battles on the Western Front.  Alexander was awarded the D.C.M. for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  Sergeant Alexander Scott was killed on 1st October 1918, when a building he was in was struck by an enemy shell.  He was 28 years of age.  Alexander was entitled to the Star, Victory and British War medals.


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