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DATE OF EM ACTION: 24/10/1940 James Morrice Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland.
Little is known about workman John Scott other than his actions at James Morrice Ltd, in Surrey Street, Glasgow, Scotland.
On the 24th October, 1940, there was a violent explosion followed by a fire in the Starch Works of Messrs. James Morrice (James Anderson & Co.) Limited, Surrey Street, Glasgow. Pullar, the Works Manager, although suffering fromfburns on the neck and hands, made repeated attempts for a period of nearly thirty minutes to rescue employees trapped in the building. Subsequently, accompanied by a workman, Scott, he re-entered the blazing building. Although parts of the building were collapsing the two men made their way to the boiler house where they succeeded in stopping the machinery and in drawing the boiler fires, thus preventing an explosion of the boiler which was at that time working at pressure. Pullar and Scott showed outstanding courage in the most difficult and dangerous, circumstances.
BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.