Name :-   Hutcheon, James McIlroy

Nationality :-   UK

Age :-   26

Rank :-   Sapper

Number :-  1881187

Medal :-

Service :-   Army

Regiment / ship :-  Royal Engineers

Date of death :-   11th January 1944

Cemetery / Memorial :-  Tripoli (Victoria) Naval Cemetery

Area of cemetery / memorial :-   3.B.8.

Family information :-   Son of Jane Fender Hutcheon; Fosterson of Annie Irvine, Park Terrace,  Rattray, Perthshire

Extra information :-

James was fostered by Annie at the age of two-and-a-half.  

It seems he died instantaneously as a result of an accident while he was duty in the Middle East, where he had been stationed for two years.

He was apprenticed to Geekie, bricklayer, in Blairgowrie,  and joined up a week into the war.  For a short time he was stationed in Norway.

A keen swimmer and footballer, he played centre-half for Rattray Thistle.