James Rutledge (Ruttledge / Routledge)
|Alternative Address:||Gorteenclareen, Ballymahon|
Possibly resident at Tobercormick, Co. Westmeath
Resident at Gorteenclareen
|Regiment/Unit:||Leinster Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 'C' Company|
|Date of Death:||20-08-1915|
|Cause:||Killed in action|
|Memorial:||Ramparts Cemetery, Lille Gate, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium|
James was born c.1880 in near Abbeyshrule. Prior to the Great War, James was living with his family in Longford and was working as a horse trainer. Private Rutledge enlisted in Athlone, Co. Westmeath. He was killed in action while billeted at the ramparts (town fortifications) near the Lille Gate, Ypres/Ieper, when they were heavily shelled on the 20 August. Six men of 'C' Comapny died in the attack. Referred to by Lieut. Frank Hitchcock in his diary, published as 'Stand To': A Diary of the Trenches, 1915-1918 (reprinted 1988), p. 81.
James's brother Joseph was listed as his next-of-kin.
|Parents Names:||Son of John and Susan Ruttledge of Gorteenclareen, Co. Longford|