Scott, Vera

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Scott, Vera

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Vera Helen Scott was born in Russia in 1877 to Lady Christina Scott and Sir Charles Stewart Scott, a British ambassador. The eldest of a family of six, she was described as a precocious child and 'the brains of the family'. Much of her childhood was spent abroad, until her family moved to London before settling in Scotland. From 1910 to 1911 she studied at The Glasgow School of Art. Scott served as a VAD nurse for eleven months from June 1915, during which time she was based at Stobhill 3rd Scottish General Hospital in Glasgow. She was then withdrawn due to 'nerves and hysteria'. She died tragically from exhaustion following an acute manic episode at Gartnavel Royal Lunatic Asylum in 1921, at the age of 43. She never married. Vera Helen Scott is listed in the School's World War One Roll of Honour.

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Sources: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives


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