James Rainey was the son of youngest son of John and Hannah Rainey. He was born on 30th April 1892 in Aughnahoy, Portglenone. Like his father and brother, James was a farm labourer. James disembarked with the battalion on Gallipoli on 14th June 1915, and afterwards moved to the war in Palestine. In early 1918 the 52nd Lowland Division was moved to the Western Front and eventually they fought in the 2nd Battle of the Marne. Private James Rainey was serving with the 1st/8th Battalion of the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) when he was killed in action in France at the Battle of Beugneux on 29th July 1918.
Villemontoire is just to the west of the main D1, Chateau-Thierry to Soissons road, approximately 10 kilometres from Soissons. From the N2, Soissons Ring Road, take the D1 towards Chateau-Thierry. Ignore signs for Villemontoire and continue on the D1 until the crossroads signed for Vierzy. Turn right here along the D1280 towards Vierzy, then take the first left turn (1.2 kilometres) at the second CWGC sign, and the Cemetery will be found on your left after 150 metres.