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Andrew Scott


WW1 - The Ypres Salient Battlefields, Belgium

S/40878 Private

8th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders, 44th Infantry Brigade, 15th (Scottish) Division

Age: 21

Date of Death: 8.7.17

Buried: Brandhoek Military Cemetery II.M.17

Family history: Son of James and Elizabeth Scott, 22 Paris Street, Grangemouth. Andrew had four brothers and two sisters and he worked as a Clerk in a shipping company before he enlisted in the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders and subsequently transferred to the Seaforth Highlanders.


The action leading to his death

The battalion were in the line at Verlorenhoek at Cambridge Trench. At 01.30am on 8 July the battalion took part in a raid on the German trenches opposite. Battalion casualties are reported as 1 officer missing, Other ranks 12 missing, 2 killed, and 15 wounded. Andrew was one of the wounded and subsequently died of his wounds.

WW1 - The Ypres Salient Battlefields, Belgium
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Medals Awarded

Victory Medal, British War Medal

WW1 - The Ypres Salient Battlefields, Belgium

Headstone

WW1 - The Ypres Salient Battlefields, Belgium
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