Private Abraham Hodgen Scott


Abraham Hodgen Scott was born at Montpellier Lodge, Belfast, on 26 March 1896, the fourth of five children of coachman William Scott and his wife Catherine (nee Hodgen). By 1911 he was living with his family at 33 Maryville Avenue, Belfast, and working as a messenger.

Scott enlisted in the North Irish Horse on 24 May 1915 (No.1594 – later Corps of Hussars No.71462).

He embarked for France between 1916 and 1918 as a reinforcement for the 1st North Irish Horse Regiment, seeing action during the Advance to Victory offensive in the last months of the war.

Scott was one of eight officers and men of the regiment mentioned in Field-Marshal Haig's despatch of 16 March 1919 for "distinguished and gallant service and devotion to duty" during the period 16 September 1918 to 15 March 1919.

On 5 March 1919 Scott was transferred to Class Z, Army Reserve.