It was 100 years today when William Scott’s younger brother Bertie was born in 1922. Having set up a printing company with his older brother Charlie the business struggled to compete and it eventually folded.
Bertie then decided to emigrate to New Zealand in 1949 with his wife to be, the future looked bright for the couple as they settled into their adopted country, but tragedy once again struck the Scott family when his young life ended abruptly in 1951, the scaffolding he was working on collapsed and he was killed.
This was the fourth tragedy to occur for the Scott family. William’s other brother, Hughie, had been killed in August 1942 in Operation Pedestal off Malta and his own father was killed fighting a fire in Enniskillen in 1927 followed by the sudden death of his baby sister Violet in 1931