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74281   Private Robert Henry Scott
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 06/12/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 19/07/1887
Died: 15/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 42
Robert Henry Scott was the son of William and Matilda Scott. He was born in either Ballymena or Belfast. Robert obtained a B.A. (probably in the area of Law) from the Royal University of Ireland. Robert Scott emigrated to Canada. Before enlisting, Robert was a law student. He had also served in the 60th Rifles (Moose Jaw) previously. Private Robert Henry Scott was serving with the 28th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action on 15th September 1916, aged 29. The CWGC records Robert Henry Scott as the son of William and Matilda Scott, of McKee's Terrace, Dungannon, Ireland.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Vimy Memorial
  Arras, Pas de Calais, 
Grave Ref: No Ref.
CWGC Casualty 1575546
The Vimy Memorial overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, about eight kilometres northeast of Arras on the N17 towards Lens. The memorial is signposted from this road to the left, just before you enter the village of Vimy from the south. The memorial itself is someway inside the memorial park, but again it is well signposted.
References and Links
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1 1910 Ulster Towns Directory - Ballymena Model School - J B Scott, resident head master (brother)
2 2nd Presbyterian Dungannon Robert Henry Scott, killed in action
3 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private Robert Henry Scott
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Robert Henry Scott
5 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private Robert Henry Scott's death
6 Forum discussion (GWF) Lists Canadian War Dead with Ballymena connections
7 Robert Scott Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (34 no.)
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023