Brother Paul Scott (Oblate)

born 1899 in Chatham
died 28 February 1959 aged 60

On 28 February Br Paul Scott died at Fort Augustus. Born in Chatham in 1889, he first studied farming in Ireland. In 1912 he joined the Marines. He was shell-shocked at Gallipoli in 1918 and invalided out of the Services.

He came to the Abbey in 1919, but continued to suffer the after-effects of shell-shock. He became a lay-brother oblate. For almost 40 years Br Paul was a familiar sight as he chopped sticks or carried buckets or cleaned shoes. He was a deeply spiritual man who spent hours each day in prayer and in work.

Taken from Abbey Boys by Mike Turnbull

Brother Paul’s headstone in the monk’s cemetery

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