735 TROOPER ROBERT WILLIAM SCOTT
Royal Horse Guards
Interred in Bouzincourt Communal Cem Ext. Plot 2, Row F, Grave 13
Robert William Scott was for fourteen years valet to Captain Fitzgerald and had served seventeen months in the South African war. He was the eldest son of Mr. John Scott of Meetinghouse St. Later the family moved to Manister, Mosside and later still to Glasgow. Robert William was killed by shell-fire on 10th August 1916, at the age of 37. Bouzincourt is a village just a short distance north of Albert and the cemetery lies on the out- skirts and is very easily found. This region would have been well within range of the large German artillery and it was probably very close to here that he was killed. The cemetery was also used for the burial of one of the men who faced the firing squad. This happened on 22nd July 1916 while the Battle of the Somme was raging and the soldier had been recommended for mercy at his trial. Arthur Earp is buried in Plot 1, Row C, Grave 25.