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5054623   Private Thomas Arthur Grimley
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 11/02/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment (British Army)
Died: 25/07/1944 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Thomas Arthur Grimley was the son of Patrick and Rose Grimley. He was born about 1922. The 7th Battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment were part of Operation Thursday, an operation to retake Burma which started in March 1944. From India, the 7th Battalion made their way through the jungle of Burma. Private Thomas Arthur Grimley was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment when he died in Burma on 25th July 1944.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Taukkyan War Cemetery
  Taukkyan, Rangoon
Grave Ref: Grave 13-H-16
CWGC Casualty 2085900
Taukkyan War Cemetery adjoins the village of Taukkyan which is about 35 kilometres north of Yangon (formerly Rangoon). It is on PY1 road (formerly Prome road), about 15 kilometres from the airport and can be easily seen from the road.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Moy War Memorial - WWII Moy
References and Links
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1 HG Lambert - with the Chindits Website detailing 7th Leicestershires in Burma
2 Leicestershire Regiment History of Regiment
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Thomas Arthur Grimley's gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023