Robert James was, I believe, born in County Armagh. He spent some of his childhood at Lurgan. He worked in linen mills in Belfast before coming to Australia. He had a brother, Sam, who I think was killed in WWI. I know I have/had a cousin in Edinburgh, Johnnie L'Amie, whom I met in the 1950s. My father died when I was very young and we never had the chance to talk much about family.