James Riddell was born on 3 December 1911 at 27A Barnes Street in Clydebank to Thomas and Margaret (Brownlee) Riddell. He was their twelfth child and his father was a carter at the time of his birth.
James married Jeanie Chambers Busby on 14 November 1930 at the Congregational Manse on Albert Road in Clydebank according to the forms of the Congregational Church. He was 18 years old, lived with his parents at 10 First Terrace and worked as a general laborer. It is not known if the couple had children.
No information about the death of James Riddell has been discovered.
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1911 Riddell, James (Statutory Births 501/00 1381)
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2013, 1930 Riddell, James - Busby, Jeanie Chambers (Statutory Marriages 501/00 0299)