Hi folks, I'm looking or a any info of a Scottish soldier . His name was James McCulloch and he was born in Ayrshire in 1864. He is married in 1887 and he states that he is a soldier and is at Maryhill Barracks Glasgow. Before he is in the Army he is a blacksmith. He is never seen again, not on the 1891 census,1901, can't find any death for him. Any help would greatly appreciated
Welcome to the Forum. Regarding queries such as yours, it really helps if you can supply any known details of the unit/Regiment your James Mcculloch served in. Perhaps you could check with any known relatives.
Hi, thank you for your reply. I'm afraid I've posted everything I know. My wife has been searching for him since the early 2000's. We can't find a death for this fella.(or any other info after his marr. in 1887). On the 1891 census his wife is alone and on the 1901 census she states that's she's a widow. That really is everything we have.
There are a few men named J Mmculloch in the Boer War:
J Mcculloch Royal Scots Greys
J Mcculloch 1st Argyll & Southerland Highlanders
J Mcculloch 1st Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers
J Mcculloch 3rd Battalion A & S Highlanders
J Mcculloch 142th Company 31st Battalion Imperial Yeomanry
J Mcculloch 1st Battalion The Connaught Rangers
J Mcculloch 37th Royal Engineers
J Mcculloch Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
J Mcculloch 1st Battalion The Connaugh Rangers
J Mcculloch 2nd Gordon Highlanders
J Mcculloch 3rd Battalion Scottish Rifles
J Mcculloch Army Ordnance Corps
J Mcculloch 3rd Scottish Rifles
J Mcculloch 3rd King's Own Scottish Borderers
J Mcculloch 3rd High Light Infantry
J Mcculloch South African Constabulary
J Mcculloch 2nd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers
J Mcculloch 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders
J Mcculloch 1st Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
J Mcculloch 3rd Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers
J S Mcculloch 3rd Volunteer Service Company York Lancaster
J W Mcculloch 18th Company 6th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry
J W Mcculloch 1st Telegraph Division Royal Engineers
One option you could pursue us to go through the surviving service papers to see if anyone matches. This will be a slow process. However, it can be done online at cost at FindMyPast or for free at the National Archives.
Just now, I had a look through the Palmer casualty roll for any "J.McCulloch" and only two entries; one to 2 Dragoons and the other was to A@S Highlanders. they were both wounded in action, not regarded as Killed in action or otherwise. There was one "2791 Pte. J.McCullock" (surname spelling difference) of 2 Royal Scots Fusiliers who Died of Disease at Johannesburg on 6/6/01.
These queries are always difficult to answer if there is little supporting information. The thing is that your man could have been serving anywhere between the years cited.
Nevertheless, again, Good Luck with your quest.