Robert A. G. Scott, Z/1203

The following information has been kindly supplied by Carol Johnstone. Further details may be found at Lives of the First World War
Robert Alexander Gordon Scott was born in Buckie, Banffshire on the 28th April 1894. He was the eighth of ten children born to Jane and Alexander Scott. Robert's father had died before the outbreak of war in 1914 and he was employed as a chemist before commencing his military service.

Robert was enlisted into A Company of the Hawke Battalion with his friend John Cowie on the 21st October 1914 and given the service number Z/1203. He initially remained in training at Blanford when the Division was ordered to the Gallipoli Campaign and disembarked on the Peninsula in May. A little over a month later he was diagnosed as suffering from haemorrhoids and was taken aboard HS Devanha to the Glymenopoulo Public Hospital at Alexandria. He was later invalided back to Britain aboard HS Kanowna where he would remain until July the following year.

Robert rejoined the Hawke Battalion shortly after the Battle of the Ancre. When the Division returned to the Ancre in early 1917 he was reported as Missing in Action during the operations on 4th February, his death was confirmed in late March and his mother informed. Robert's body was never recovered and his name is recorded on the Thiepval memorial.
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