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5833440   Private James Hackett
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 11/02/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment (British Army)
Died: 13/02/1943 (Prisoner of War)
James Hackett was the son of Patrick and Mary Ann Hackett. Private James Hackett was serving with B Company, 2nd Battalion of the Cambridgeshire Regiment when he was captured by the Japanese. Private James Hackett died of dysentery on on 13th February 1942 whilst a prisoner of war working on the Thailand-Burma railway.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Chungkai War Cemetery
  Kanchanaburi, Bangkok, 
Grave Ref: Grave 12-F-10
CWGC Casualty 2352946
Chungkai War Cemetery is located just outside the town of Kanchanaburi, which is 129 kilometres north-west of Bangkok, at the point where the river Kwai divides into two separate rivers; the Mae Khlong River and Kwai Noi River. The town is best reached by road along the National Highway which runs north from Bangkok. There is a bus and train service from Bangkok.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Memorial WWII Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 102
References and Links
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1 Photo of James Hackett's gravestone
2 Thailand-Burma Railway Brief details of James Hackett
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of James Hackett's gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023