Scott, James

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Scott, James

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James Scott was born in Maryhill, Glasgow in 28th October 1889, the child of Catherine B Scott (née Thompson) and Charles G Scott, a draper. Scott attended The Glasgow School of Art from 1908 to 1913 as an evening student of drawing and painting, during which time he worked as a draper. During the First World War, Scott served as a Private in the Highland Light Infantry regiment. He died in action in the Battle of the Somme, on the 2nd November 1916. Scott is commemorated on The Glasgow School of Art's First World War Roll of Honour.

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Sources: the Dictionary of Scottish Art and Architecture by Peter J M McEwan; the Commonwealth War Graves Commission: http://www.cwgc.org; Scotland's People: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.

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