In Ettrick kirkyard, Selkirkshire (Borders), Scotland.
ANDREW EWART SCOTT
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION
AT VAN TONDERSHOEK
TRANSVAAL S. A.
8TH FEBY. 1902 AGED 24 YEARS.
. - Mr Andrew Ewart Scott, Midgehope, who has sailed for South Africa as a member of Baden Powell's Mounted Police, was invited to meet his friends and acquaintances in the school-room on the evening of Tuesday last week. A large company gathered, and the Rev. Geo. Mackenzie presided. In an appropriate speech, in which he recalled the occasion in 1715 when Rev Mr Boston was so greatly mortified by the failure of Ettrick to contribute even one volunteer to the King's forces, that he gave his people a sound drubbing next Sunday, the chairman presented Mr Scott with a handsome field glass in case, also a pocket compass and silver chain. Mr Scott thanked every one for their kindness in presenting him with such handsome and suitable gifts. After votes of thanks had been accorded to the collectors and chairman, songs were sung by Mr Andrew M'Kinnon and Mr Archd. Elliott, Nether Dalgleish, and a few hours' dancing were engaged in.
The Southern Reporter, Thursday 14th March 1901
. - The death is announced of Andrew Ewart Scott, second son of the late Henry Scott, farmer, Midgehope, Ettrick, this taking place in action at Van Tondershoek on the 8th inst. Trooper Scott, who went out to South Africa about a year ago to join the S.A. Constabulary, was twenty-four years of age.
Killed in action at Van Tondershoek, South Africa, on the 8th inst., Andrew Ewart Scott, aged 24 years, second son of the late Henry Scott, farmer, Midgehope, Selkirkshire; deeply mourned.
The Southern Reporter, Thursday 20th February 1902