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William Peach Scott was born in Pollokshields on the 13th March, 1890, one of five children of Emily and John Scott, a house decorator. William attended The Glasgow School of Art as a student in Architecture from 1905 to 1911, while living in Hillhead and working as an architect. During the First World War, William served in the 1st/5th battalion of the Highland Light Infantry. He died of his wounds in 1917 at the age of 27, and was buried in the Gaza War Cemetery. His name also appears on the roll of honour in the Giffnock South Parish Church. William Peach Scott is commemorated on The Glasgow School of Art's First World War Roll of Honour. He also appears on the Glasgow Institute of Architects Roll of Honour (Student).
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Sources: Scotland's People: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk; Ancestry: http://www.ancestry.co.uk; the Commonwealth War Graves Commission: http://www.cwgc.org; The Scottish Military Research Group: http://www.warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic5589.html