John Allison

John Allison (Reilly)
Rank: Private
Service No:
7380
Place of Birth: Old Monkland
Date of Death:
11/03/1915
Theatre of Death: F&F
Age
: 39
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers (‘C’ Coy. 2nd Bn.)
Cemetery:
Estaires Communal Cemetery
Additional information: Husband of Marion Allison, 58 High Street, Rutherglen.

Rutherglen Lore information: Husband of Mrs. Alison, 58 High Street, Rutherglen.
Soldier’s Effects information: John Allison alias Reilly. Widow Marion.
De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour information: served with the Expeditionary Force in France; died of wounds received in action at Neuve Chapelle 11 March 1915.
1911 census information:
The family are living in Rutherglen. The family comprises John 36, Marion 36, John 5 and Lizzie 4.

                         The Scotsman 15/4/1915

Newspaper transcript – A Rutherglen Soldier Killed. Mrs Allison, 58 High Street, Rutherglen, has received intelligence of the death of her husband, Private John Allison, of the 2nd Battalion Scottish Fusiliers. He was mortally wounded in the battle of Neuve Chapelle.

                   The Evening Times 16/4/1915

Newspaper transcript –Mrs Allison, who resides at 58 High Street, Rutherglen, has received official news of the death of her husband, Private John Allison, of the 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers. He was mortally wounded at Neuve Chapelle in the famous battle on 21st March. He was a Reservist, and was called up at the beginning of the war. He was employed with J. and J. White, Shawfield as an ambulance and hall keeper in the chemical works at Rutherglen. He was a native of Baillieston. He was 35 years of age on the day he was killed. He leaves a widow and three children, the oldest being ten years of age.

John was born John Allison Reilly in 1875 in Old Monkland.