Private James Scott, of 12th Highland Light Infantry was born in 1894 in Dalmeny.
James was killed in action, on 16th September 1916, aged 22, during the Battle of Flers-Courcelette, 15th – 22nd September 1916, a phase of the Battles of the Somme.
Launched on 15 September 1916 the battle went on for one week. Flers–Courcelette began with the objective of cutting a hole in the German line by using massed artillery and infantry attacks. This hole would then be exploited with the use of cavalry. It was the third and final general offensive mounted by the British Army during the Battle of the Somme. The battle is significant for the first use of the tank in warfare.
James is commemorated on Panel Ref: Pier and Face 15C, Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France and was awarded the British War and Victory Medals.
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