Lt. Francis Scott,


1895 Feb 22. Born Monaghan. From ADRIC age and RIC roll

1901 census at 8 Corkeeran, Ballybay Rural, Monaghan

He spent most of his childhood living with his paternal uncle, a Rate Collector and Auctioneer, in Ballybay, about 20 miles from Drumguillen. Francis was educated at a local National School until he was at least 15 . Later he enrolled at Skerry’s College, Londonderry. Skerry’s was a chain of ‘crammers’ which prepared students for commercial, civil service or professional exams. He apparently completed his course at Skerry’s before R Iris Fusiliers

1911 census at 8 Corkeeran, Ballybay Rural, Monaghan

1915 Sep 21. Joined Royal Irish Fusiliers

He understated his age by two years, to make it appear that he had attested soon after reaching the minimum age of 18 (he was in fact 20),

He served in the 10th battalion R.I.F. at Lurgan and Newtownards, and was promoted to Sergeant within six months of joining up.

1916 Feb 14. Promoted Sergeant. By the end of 1916, Scott was selected for officer training, and he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Irish Rifles on 26 April 1917.

1917 Apr 26. Commissioned Royal Irish Rifles

1918 Mar 20 Transferred to MGC and served with them in the 6th Division throughout the Kaiserschlacht offensives and the Hundred Days.

1918 Oct 26 Promoted Lt.

1919 Demobilised and returned to live in Ulster

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 22. ’L’ Company deployed to its new operational area in rural north co. Cork. It was based at an unoccupied mansion, Mount Leader House, overlooking Millstreet village.

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

His Constabulary Medal sold in 2019 for 3800 pounds

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

Scott joined the Royal Ulster Special Constabulary, as District Inspector of its 10th Platoon.

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

1938 Jan 11. Naturalised

1943 Jan 25 Draft Card (Ballybay is in Monaghan)

1978 Jul 8 Died Marin, California.

Name: Francis Scott
Social Security #: 566145824
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 22 Feb 1895
Birth Place: Other Country
Death Date: 8 Jul 1978
Death Place: Marin



WO 339/76268