Lt. Francis Scott,

   

1896 Born Monaghan. From ADRIC age and RIC roll

1901 census at 8 Corkeeran, Ballybay Rural, Monaghan

1911 census at 8 Corkeeran, Ballybay Rural, Monaghan

1915 Sep 21. Joined Royal Irish Fusiliers

1916 Feb 14. Promoted Sergeant

1917 Apr 26. Commissioned Royal Irish Rifles

1918 Oct 26 Promoted Lt.

1920 Convicted of stealing clothes in Belfast. Fined £30 and put on probation

1920 Dec 7 . Joined ADRIC with service no 1187 Posted L coy

1920 Dec 26. A/CQM

1921 Apr 22. Intelligence Officer with DI3 grading

1921 May 23. Wounded at Fort Brady, Banteer. A skin wound. £25 Compensation. A Witness Statement from T O'Connell of Dunmanway claims that 4 ADRIC lorries were sniped between Millstreet and Banteer and that 3 ADRIC were wounded.

1921 Jun 16. DI 3, F Scott of L coy in General Strickland's memo on Rathcoole Ambush. He later received £475 compensation for injuries at this ambush. He is also awarded the Constabulary Medal

As soon as I considered it feasible, I sent to MILLSTREET for reinforcements. D.I.3. F. Scott being the first to go on this errand and the first to arrive at his destination some five miles distant. I cannot, find words sufficient, to express my appreciation of his hazardous task. He was single handed and under rebel fire for about a mile of his journey and finally arrived in MILLSTREET without a single round of ammunition; having expended it all on his journey. This officer gave the alarm and reinforcements were immediately despatched. Five other members of my party were successful also in getting through to MILLSTREET, but arrived after D.I. Scott. The reinforcements that were despatched came along at the double.

1921 Oct 2. Promoted 2nd in Command L Coy

1922 Jan 20. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1924 Mar 15. Convicted of theft. See Fermanagh Herald fraud case above.

1925 Nov 21. Leaves UK for USA. He is a shipwright living in Castleblaney. He intends settling in USA

ADRIC

WO 339/76268