| James McGuckin was born in Stewartstown, County Tyrone.
| At the outbreak of the war James was living in Glasgow.
| James McGuckin enlisted in Hamilton, Scotland with the Cameronians. They were formed at Hamilton and landed at Le Havre on 15th August 1914.
| James had gained promotion to Lance Corporal and it is thought he joined the 1st Battalion early in 1916.
| Lance Corporal James McGuckin was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) when he was killed in action on Thursday 20th July 1916.
| By the 20th July the Cameronians were engaged in very heavy fighting in a desperate attempt to take High Wood and Delville Wood. 107 men of the Battalion were killed, including James McGuckin.
| James is not listed in Glasgow Evening Times Roll of Honour May to July 1916, nor the Glasgow Evening Times Roll of Honour 1916 (soldiers from Glasgow).
| There is a listing for a Private James McGucken, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), on page 86 of the City of Glasgow Roll of Honour. He was living at 9 Norman Street, Bridgeton.
| Lance Corporal James McGuckin is buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery in France.
| There is also a Lance Corporal James McGuckin in Magherafelt War Dead. He was from Ballinderry and served with the 11th Inniskillings.