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2723094   Lance Corporal James Henry Black
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Irish Guards (British Army)
Died: 08/09/1944 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 28
James Henry Black was the son of William and Sarah Black. James was born about 1918. Lance-Corporal James Henry Black was a Gunner Operator in a Sherman tank in No. 1 Squadron, No. 2 Troop of the 2nd Armoured Battalion of the Irish Guards. It is assumed he was injured in an enemy engagement on 1st August 1944. Lance-Corporal James Henry Black died of wounds five weeks later on the 8th September 1944. He was 28 years old. The CWGC records James Henry Black was the husband of Sarah Eleanor Black, of Dungannon, Co. Tyrone
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Brussels Town Cemetery
  Evere, Vlaams-Brabant, 2
Grave Ref: Grave X-18-17
CWGC Casualty 2108846
Brussels Town Cemetery is located in the north east corner of Brussels in the district of Evere. Follow the E40 Brussels-Liege road in the direction of Brussels and leave at junction 19, signposted Woluwe and Evere. Follow the sign Evere to the right and continue 500 metres along the avenue des Communautes to the first set of traffic lights. Go straight ahead here and down the avenue Ciceron to turn left around the roundabout at the bottom of the road. The entrance to the Town Cemetery is then on your right. Follow the main avenue through the cemetery as far as you can go and the Commission plot is on your left.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWII Dungannon
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1 Acting Sergeant Jack CARDUS Tank commander of Jame's Black, awarded Croix de Guerre with Bronze Star
2 Brussels Town Cemetery Details and grave photo of Lance-Corporal Black
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of James Henry Black's headstone can be purchased here.
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