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   First Radio Officer Samuel John Jackson Scott
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 13/10/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: MV Upwey Grange, Merchant Navy (British Civilian)
Date Of Birth: 09/01/1900
Died: 08/08/1940 (Died at Sea)
Age: 40
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tower Hill Memorial
Grave Ref: Panel 113
CWGC Casualty 2805120
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.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWII - North Panel Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW2 321
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Scott family Lists Samuel John J as age 1 living with the family at house 15 in Union Street, Cookstown Urban, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Scott family Lists Samuel John J as age 11 living with the family at house 46 in Union Street, Cookstown Urban, Tyrone
3 Tower Hill - Lest We forget Photo of the Upwey Grange Memorial
4 Uboat.Net - MV Upwey Grange Details of HMS Palomares
5 Brief details of Samuel Scott
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023