James McIlveen

James McIlveen
Rank: Sapper
Service No: 86538
Place of Birth: Ayr
Date of Death: 13/08/1915
Theatre of Death: F&F
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers (170th Tunnelling Coy.)
Cemetery: Cambrin Military Cemetery

Rutherglen Lore information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. McIlvean, 6 Barnflat Street, Rutherglen.
Soldier’s effects information: Mother Annie McIlveen.
1901 census information:
Address: 12 Wallace Street, Rutherglen.
Father: John (33) coal miner, born about 1868 in Ireland.
Mother: Annie (42) born about 1859 in Dalmellington.
Brother: John (17) coal miner, born about 1884 in Lanarkshire.
Sister: Maggie (14) farm servant, born about 1887 in New Cumnock.
Brother: William (10)  born about 1884 in New Cumnock.
Self: James (8) born about 1893 in New Cumnock.
Brother: Robert (6)  born about 1895 in New Cumnock.
Sister: Jane (4) born about 1897 in New Cumnock.
Sister: Henriette (1)  born about 1900 in Rutherglen.

Evening Times 11/9/1915

Newspaper transcript – Mrs McIlvean, 6 Barnflat Street, Rutherglen, has received official information of the death of her son, Sapper J McIlvean, 170th Company, Royal Engineers, who was killed in action in France. Sapper McIlvean, who was 22 years of age, was a miner in the employment of the Flemington Coal Company, Cambuslang. He enlisted after the outbreak of war.

*James is recorded on the Cenotaph as J McIlvean, Cap, BE.