First Day of the Somme, a unique casualty plaque – James Lees Scott- Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers – 36th Ulster Division. (1901024)


A uniquely “Death Plaque” named to “JAMES TEES SCOTT”. He was born in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, the son of James and Annie Peoples Scott of Killylastin, Letterkenny. James served with the 10th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and was killed in action on 1st July 1916 during the initial stages of the Battle of the Somme.

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From my researh, this is a UNIQUE issue Memorial Plaque awarded to James Tees Scott. The Death Penny comes with several pages of research.
James Scott, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Regimental Numer 24686, Born in letterkenny. His rank was that of a private. Service was with the 10th Battalion. Killed in Action on 1st. july 1916.
The 1911 Irish Census locates James as an 15 year old scholar. He was the son of a farmer also known as James. Their religion was Presbyterian. The 1911 census also records two servants, thus indicating the the Scott family were relativley well to do members of the Donegal farming community.
This bronze memorial plaque is in very good condition. There is a nice age patina. As there is no “WA” stampted on the back of the plaque, this would suggest that it was producded by the factory at Acton. The plaque has the batch number “31” stamped at the base of the lion’s left hind leg.