SCULLION, James

Rank: 
Fusilier
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 70th Bn.
Service: 
Army
Service numbers: 
6983742
Died : 
Friday, November 28, 1941
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Age: 
18
Fusilier James Scullion, aged 18, died whilst at Achnacarry.  He was last seen alive on the 28th November 1941. His body was found at 3.30pm on the 2nd June 1942 on the foreshore of Loch Eil, opposite Kilmallie Houses, Corpach. Cause of death was declared as drowning. The informant is recorded as the Commanding Officer, Commando Depot Achnacarry.
[Source: Register of Deaths in the district of Kilmallie via www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.]
 
The CWGC entry does not record any Commando unit which would be correct if he was in training.
 
Service as a Commando is not established.
 
Notes
The CWGC entry differs for his rank and age. The Register shows him as a Lance Corporal aged 21, the CWGC as Fusilier aged 18. The CWGC would use war substantive rank rather than any temporary one allocated at Achnacarry. Additionally many lied about their age to enlist.
 
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