James McRoberts (real name McGillivray) likeness

  cap badgePrivate James McRoberts (real name McGillivray)

1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders
Service No: S/9091

James McRoberts (real name McGillivray) grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of John McGillivray of 100 Sunnyside Rd, Coatbridge then 35 Coltswood Rd, Coatbridge. James' brother Private Alexander McGillivray (18764) of the 1st Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers was Killed in Action on the 01/07/1916. James and his brother Alexander's Pension was awarded to their father.

Born / Resided

Bathgate / 100 Sunnyside Rd, Coatbridge


Killed in Action 22/04/1916




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Buried / Remembered

Basra Memorial (Panel 37 and 64), Iraq.

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The Basra Memorial commemorates more than 40,500 members of the Commonwealth forces who died in the operations in Mesopotamia from the Autumn of 1914 to the end of August 1921 and whose graves are not known.

Additional Information

James served using ALIAS of McRoberts. The real family name is McGILLIVRAY. This is stated on James' name on the Basra Memorial and by the CWGC. See Directory for James' brother Alexander's page. See photos for James' Medal Index Card, his Newspaper clipping, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, his CWGC Grave Registration, his name on the Basra Memorial Panel List, his name on the Basra Memorial, James' Pension Record x 4, the Seaforth Highlanders Cap Badge, the CWGC Basra Memorial Roll of Honour and James' name in the CWGC Basra Memorial Roll of Honour.

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