Private Adam Scott

Biography of Private Adam Scott

Adam Scott was born on the 14th March 1888 in Paisley, Renfrewshire. His father, William Scott, was an engineer and the family lived at 5 Buchanan Terrace. Adam grew up with younger brother Hugh and younger sister Annie. Adam was educated at North Public School and the Grammar School of Paisley before coming to the University of Glasgow in 1905 to study for an MA. He took a variety of subjects, including Latin, Greek, Mathematics and Natural Philosophy, and graduated on the 8th June 1909.

To prepare himself for a teaching career, Adam also studied concurrently at the Glasgow Provincial Training College, forerunner of Jordanhill College of Education, now the University of Strathclyde. He was admitted in 1908 for a two-year course, which he completed on the 30th June 1910 to earn the Teacher’s General Certificate. This qualified him to teach in primary schools, with an additional qualification to teach drawing. He was appointed to a post at Mossvale Public School in Paisley from 1st September 1910.

Private Adam Scott served in the 16th Bn. Highland Light Infantry and fought on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. There he died on the 1st July 1916, aged 28. He is buried in the Lonsdale Cemetery at Authuille, and is remembered in the Roll of Honour of the Glasgow Provincial Committee for the Training of Teachers.


Private Adam Scott
Rank: Private
Regiment: 16th Bn. Highland Light Infantry
Degree: MA
Awards: N/A
Comments: Killed in action, 1 July 1916.
Note/Press Clipping: N/A
Photo ID: Ch 4/4/2/2/254


Biography: With thanks to Strathclyde University Archives for writing this biography.

University of Glasgow Faculty and Registry Records.

Burial Place: Commonwealth Graves Commission - Debt of Honour Register

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