Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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11/07/2020
11/07/2020 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 12th August 1944: Roll of Honour
11/07/2020 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.
22/09/2019 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.
22/09/2019 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.
22/09/2019 Samuel John Jackson Scott was born on 9th January 1900 in Cookstown. He was the eldest of three children.
22/09/2019 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.
22/09/2019 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).
22/09/2019 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.
22/09/2019 From a complement of 86 (75 crew & 11 passengers) on board, 33 crew including the captain and three passengers were lost.
22/09/2019 First Radio Officer Samuel John Jackson Scott was lost at sea during this action on 8th August 1940. He was 40 years old.
22/09/2019 First Radio Officer Samuel J J Scott has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel 113 of the Tower Hill Memorial in London.
22/09/2019 Seaman Samuel Scott is commemorated locally on Cookstown Cenotaph and on First Cookstown Presbyterian Church Roll of Honour.
22/09/2019 The CWGC record First Radio Officer Samuel John Jackson Scott as the son of William John and Martha Scott.
22/09/2019 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.
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30/12/2015 Photo of M.V. Upwey Grange
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