Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
19601   Private Joseph Scott
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/11/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 18
Joseph Scott was the son of James and Lizzie Scott. Joseph was born in Ballygawley, County Tyrone. Joseph Scott enlisted in Beragh, County Tyrone. Private Joseph Scott was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of The Somme on 1st July 1916. He was 18 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 811701
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July. The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a war memorial to 72,337 missing British and South African servicemen who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918, with no known grave. It is near the village of Thiepval, Picardy in France. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, Thiepval has been described as "the greatest executed British work of monumental architecture of the twentieth century"
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Ballygawley War Dead Book 36
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Scott Family Lists "Tesopl" as age 2, living with the family at house 7 in Altcloghfin, Ballygawley, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Joseph Scott Possibly lists Joseph as age 13, working as a servant at house 4 in Shantavny Scotch, Ballygawley, Tyrone
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023