Service No: 979
Place of Birth: Strathaven
Date of Death: 24/1/1918
Theatre of Death: F&F
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry (2nd Bn)
Cemetery: Metz-En-Couture Communal Cemetery British Extension
Additional information: Son of Archibald and Marion Wiseman of Strathaven; husband of Sarah Fleming Wiseman of 179 Hamilton Road, Rutherglen.
Rutherglen Lore information: Husband of Mrs Wiseman, Strathavon, Hamilton Road, Rutherglen.
Soldier’s Effects information: Wife Sarah and children Janet and Marion.
1901 census information:
Address: 20 Kirk Street, Strathaven.
Father: Archibald (38) house painter, born about 1863 in Strathaven.
Mother: Marion (38) born about 1863 in Strathaven.
Self: James (14) apprentice cabinet maker, born about 1887 in Strathaven.
Brother: Claud (13) born about 1888 in Strathaven.
Sister: Minnie (6) born about 1889 in Strathaven.
Sister: Jessie (5) born about 1896 in Strathaven.
Brother: John (2) born about 1899 in Strathaven.
Both of James’ brothers were also killed in WWI. Sergeant Claud Wiseman, Canadian Infantry died 9/4/1917. Private John Wiseman, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders died 24/3/1918. All three brothers are remembered on Cambuslang’s Cenotaph and Strathaven’s Cenotaph.