Robert Scott (VC)

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Robert Scott
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Born (1874-06-04)4 June 1874
Haslingden, Lancashire
Died 21 February 1961(1961-02-21) (aged 86)
Downpatrick, Northern Ireland
Buried at Christ Church Cemetery, Kilkeel
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch
Years of service 1895 - 1923
Rank Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit Manchester Regiment
Battles/wars
Awards Victoria Cross
Other work Royal Ulster Constabulary officer

Robert Scott VC (4 June 1874 – 21 February 1961), was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

Details[edit]

Born in Haslingden, Lancashire, he was a 25-year-old private in the 1st Battalion, Manchester Regiment, British Army during the Second Boer War when the following deed took place in Natal for which he and Private James Pitts were awarded the VC:

During the attack on Caesar's Camp, in Natal, on the 6th January, 1900, these two men occupied a sangar, on the left of which all our men had been shot down and their positions occupied by Boers, and held their post for fifteen hours without food or water, all the time under an extremely heavy fire, keeping up their fire and a smart look-out though the Boers occupied some sangars on their immediate left rear. Private Scott was wounded.[1]

The medal[edit]

His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Museum of the Manchester Regiment, Ashton-under-Lyne, England.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27338. p. 4949. 26 July 1901. Retrieved 2 December 2009.

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