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George Scott

Rank: Private
Street: Burke's Yard
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address: Caherconlish, Co. Limerick; Ballygarve, Co. Longford
Census 1901: Resident in Co. Westmeath
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Royal Irish Regiment, 2nd Garrison Battalion [formerly Leinster Regiment, 3rd and 6th Battalions]
Regiment Number: 2548/ [4453]
Date of Death: 17-12-1917
Cause: Broncho-pneumonia, King George V Hospital, Dublin
Memorial: Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Cabra (Phoenix Park), Dublin 7

George was born c.1874 in Caherconlish, Co. Limerick. In 1901 he was working as a groom for the Boyd-Rochfort family in Kilhugh, Co. Westmeath. He was working as a coachman in Co. Longford by 1911

Pte Scott had a long military career, first enlisting in the 1890s. He renlisted in Longford. He was originally in the Leinster Regiment, but later transferred the Royal Irish Regiment. During his time in the army he served in the Balkan Theatre and in Egypt Expeditionary Force (E.E.F.).

On 9 of October 1899 he married Mary Jane McPartland of 9 Marine Park Avenue, Fairview, Dublin in St. Bartholomew's, Ballsbridge; his father's occupation was 'soldier' and was likely George Scott of the 64th Regiment. Interestingly, Mary Jane was born in India, so was likely from a military family. They had at 5 children: Edmund, Edith, Maud, Alfred and Eileen. The elder children were born in Birr, Maud and Alfred were born in Killoe, and Eileen was born in Burke's Yard. In his Will, dated 29 October 1915, his property and effects were received by (daughter) Maud Leslie Scott, Burke's Yard, Longford. 

Parents Names: Likely the Son of John/George Scott and Mary (née McNamara)
Notes: Although his offical cause of death was pneumonia, it should be noted that he injured his hand at Giza, Cairo in 1916; he was invalided back to Manchester as a result.

Link to CWGC entry; link to possible Civil Record of birth; link to Civil Record of death; link to Civil Record of marriage; link to will

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