John Simpson Scott

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Unit at enlistment: 
36th Battalion
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Survived the war: 
Date of death: 
September 10th, 1916
Vimy Memorial - Pas de Calais, France
Commemorated at: 
Paris Baptist Church (Congregation)
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
Birth city: 
Dundas, Ontario
Address at enlistment: 
12 Dundas Street, Brantford, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
12 Dundas Street, Brantford, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Religious denominations: 
Church of England
Marital status: 
Age at enlistment: 

Letters and documents

Circumstances of Casualty: Killed in Action.
Location of Unit at Time of Casualty: Trenches at Courcelette.

BX September 23 1916

Casualties of District – Harry Wolfe, of Dunnville, who Enlisted Here Killed in Action – Sergeant Scott Killed

Mrs. John Scott, Grand Street, Terrace Hill, last night received the sad news by telegram that her husband, Sergt. John Simpson Scott, who left here early in the history of the war, had been killed in action. Sergeant Scott was home for a short time this summer with a number of other invalided soldiers to recuperate from a siege of sickness experienced while overseas. He had not been back in the trenches very long before, he received the injuries which resulted in his death. He was married to Miss Florence English, Dundas Street, who with one child survives him. His father and mother reside near Paris. 

Sergeant Scott was a member of the I.O.O.F.

BX September 25 1916

Sergeant Scott Was Formerly of Paris – Had Grown to Manhood in Town and Was Very Well Known 

PARIS, Sept. 25 – Sergeant John Simpson Scott of Brantford, reported killed in action, was a former well-known Paris boy, and his many friends here will regret to hear of his death. He was born in Dundas, 27 years ago, his parents moving to Paris, when he was 16 months old where he grew to manhood. He was married to Miss Florence English of Brantford, who, with one child, survives him together with his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Scott who reside near the toll gate, and three brothers and three sisters: Archibald, with the 215th; William, George, Jeannette, Isabel and Elizabeth. The family resided for many years on Dumfries Street, and his father is an esteemed employee of the Paris Wincey Mills.