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1822703   Gunner James McCrory
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 05/03/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 21 Lt. A.A. Regiment, Royal Field Artillery (British Army)
Died: 26/07/1943 (Prisoner of War)
James McCrory was the son of Patrick and Mary McCrory. James McCrory was the husband of Florrie McCrory. Gunner James McCrory served with the Royal Artillery in World War Two. Gunner James McCrory was with the 21st Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment when he was captured by the Japanese. Gunner James McCrory died as a prisoner of war, put to work building the Thailand-Burma Railway, on 26th July 1943.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
Grave Ref: Grave 8-F-3
CWGC Casualty 2823690
The town of Kanchanaburi is 129 kilometres North-West of Bangkok and is best reached by road, along the National Highway which runs north from the capital. There are bus and train services from Bangkok. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery is situated adjacent to Saeng Chuto Road which is the main road through the town. When approaching from Bangkok, the cemetery is on the left side of the road, towards the far (northern) end of the town. A Commission signpost faces the cemetery on the opposite side of the road.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWII Dungannon
References and Links
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1 Far East Prisoners of War Gunner James McCrory died as POW working on Thailand-Burma Railway
2 Photo of Gunner James McCrory's gravestone
3 Forum discussion (WW2 Talk) Also possibly listed on Lisburn War Memorial
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Gunner James McCrory's gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021