Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
ff
   First Radio Officer Samuel John Jackson Scott
Save as PDF
Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 11/07/2020
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
Summary      
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.
Further Information
Samuel Scott was the eldest son of William John and Martha Scott. William Scott and Martha Young were married on 28th December 1898 in the district of Cookstown.
Samuel John Jackson Scott was born on 9th January 1900 in Cookstown. He was the eldest of three children.
The 1901 census lists Samuel John J Scott as age 1, living with the family at house 15 in Union Street, Cookstown. His father was a plumber and engineer.
Family: William John Scott, Martha Scott, Samuel John Jackson Scott (born 9th January 1900), William John Scott (born 1st October 1902), Marian Noel Scott (born 19th December 1906).
The 1911 census lists Samuel John J as age 11, living with the family at house 46 in Union Street, Cookstown. His father was a plumber and gas fitter.
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.
M.V. Upwey Grange
Photo of M.V. Upwey Grange
Late in July 1940 the Upwey Grange (Master William Ernest Williams) sailed from Buenos Aires for London with a cargo of 5,380 tons of frozen meat and 51 cases of tinned meat. The ship travelled unescorted and unmolested until August 8th when it was detected by the U37 some two hundred miles west Achill Head, County Mayo, Ireland. At about 9.50 a.m. the ship was struck by two torpedoes in quick succession and sunk as a result.
From a complement of 86 (75 crew & 11 passengers) on board, 33 crew including the captain and three passengers were lost.
First Radio Officer Samuel John Jackson Scott was lost at sea during this action on 8th August 1940. He was 40 years old.
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 12th August 1944: Roll of Honour
SCOTT August 1940, lost at sea through enemy action, Samuel John Jackson, Chief Radio Officer, eldest son of William John and M V Scott, James Street, Cookstown. Deeply regretted.
First Radio Officer Samuel J J Scott has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel 113 of the Tower Hill Memorial in London.
Upwey Grange - Tower Hill
Seaman Samuel Scott is commemorated locally on Cookstown Cenotaph and on First Cookstown Presbyterian Church Roll of Honour.
The CWGC record First Radio Officer Samuel John Jackson Scott as the son of William John and Martha Scott.
Read more
Relevant Cookstown Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Union Street Cookstown Central Census listing in Union Street 54.647245 -6.741792
2 James Street Cookstown Central Newspaper lists parents at James Street 54.645404 -6.745052
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
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 wrecksite.eu Brief details of Samuel Scott
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2020