Samuel Scott was the eldest son of William John and Martha Scott. He was born on 9th January 1900 in Cookstown. He was the eldest of three children. His father was a plumber and engineer. Seaman Samuel J J Scott served with the Merchant Navy during the war on board M.V. Upwey Grange. The Upwey Grange was a motor merchant ship launched in 1925. The ship was sunk on 8th august 1940 off the west coast of Ireland. First Radio Officer Samuel Scott was lost at sea during this action.
The Tower Hill Memorial commemorates men and women of the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets who died in both World Wars and who have no known grave. It stands on the south side of the garden of Trinity Square, London, close to The Tower of London.