The Sinking of the R.M.S. Leinster

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Benjamin Scott

SCOTT, Benjamin

Benjamin Scott was born on the 21st of April 1889 in the townland of Finnard, near Newry in Co Down to Robert Scott and Eliza Jane Waddell. He was the fourth of their surviving six of seven children. Robert Scott was a Farmer and Paper Mill owner who died in 1898 aged forty-nine. Benjamin was not at home for the 1911 census and has not been found elsewhere. However, when he enlisted in November 1915 he was a Tram Driver, living in Leigh near Manchester.

Benjamin Scott enlisted in the Royal Garrison Artillery and was posted to the British Expeditionary Force in March 1916. He remained in France and Flanders until he suffered a shell wound to his leg in February 1918 when he was with the 65th Siege Battery. He was taken to 48 Clearing Station at Ytres near Arras and then invalided back to the UK in March and admitted to the Southern General Hospital in Portsmouth.  On recovery he was posted to the Tank Corps in July 1918.

Presumably returning from leave at home in Newry Benjamin Scott travelled on RMS Leinster on the 10th of October. He survived the sinking but no further information has been found about him.



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