John McNeil

John McNeil
Rank: Private
Service No: 8769
Place of Birth: Paisley
Date of Death: 27/11/1914
Theatre of Death: F&F
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards (2nd Bn.)
Memorial: Ploegsteert Memorial
Additional information: Son of John McNeil of 16 Stonelaw Road, Rutherglen.

Rutherglen Lore information: Son of John McNeil, 2 Moray Place, Rutherglen.
Soldier’s effects information: Father John, brothers Malcolm and James and sister Annie McNeil.
1901 census information:
Address: 9 Camphill, Paisley.
Father: John (46) blacksmith, born about 1855 in Helensburgh
Mother: Mary (34) born about 1867 in Paisley.
Sister: Anna (10) born about 1891 in Paisley.
Brother: James (9) born about 1892 in Paisley.
Self: John (7) born about 1894 in Paisley.
Brother: Malcolm (2) born about 1898 in Paisley.
Brother: Hugh (1) born about 1900 in Paisley.
1901 census information:
The family are living in Rutherglen. The family comprises John 53, Mary 43, Annie 20, James 19, John 17, Malcolm 13 and Hugh 11,

                      Evening Times 9/1/15

Newspaper transcript – Mr John McLean*, blacksmith, 2 Moray Place, Rutherglen, has received intimation form the War Office that his son, Private John McLean, of the Scots Guards, was killed in action on 27th November last. Private McLean was twenty years of age, and enlisted on 11th November, 1913. He was an apprentice plumber, but just prior to joining the Army was employed at Eadie’s Tube Works, Rutherglen.

I am assuming that incorrect surname was used was an error made by the newspaper as all other details match with John McNeil.