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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)
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Summary      
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.
Further Information
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.
Private Hackett is buried in Chungkai War Cemetery in Thailand. His inscription reads: OUR HOME IS DARK WITHOUT THEE WE MISS THEE EVERYWHERE. R.I.P.
Private Hackett is commemorated locally on Fivemiletown War Memorial.
Private Hackett is listed on page 102 of the Fivemiletown book, from which most of these details come from. Many thanks to Mark Byers for the information.
The CWGC record Private James Hackett as the son of Patrick and Mary Ann Hackett of Fivemiletown, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Fivemiletown Town Fivemiletown Parents lived in Fivemiletown 54.378458 -7.321558
References and Links
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1 FindAGrave.com 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
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