He was the son of Albert Scott and Mrs Georgina Scott. In 1901 the family lived in house 82, Vergemount Hall, Clonskeagh, Pembroke West, Dublin. The 1911 Irish Census records the family living in house 1, Clareville Road, Terenure, Dublin. John’s occupation is described as a Banker.
The National Archives records a Medal Index Card as follows:
Leinster Regiment, Lieutenant