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Corporal JAMES HENDRY

Service Number: B/28593
Regiment & Unit/Ship

Royal Canadian Engineers

1 Tunnelling Coy.

Date of Death

Died 13 June 1941

Age 29 years old

Buried or commemorated at

BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY

31. F. 9.

United Kingdom

  • Country of Service Canadian
  • Awards George Cross
  • Additional Info Son of John and Janet Hendry, of Geraldton, Ontario, Canada.
  • Personal Inscription IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR JIM MOM, DAD, JEAN, BOB, BILL, MARY
  • Additional Citation note

    The following details are given in The London Gazette of March 30th, 1943: "The King has been graciously pleased, on the advice of Canadian ministers, to approve the posthumous award of the George Cross, in recognition of most conspicuous gallantry in carrying out hazardous work in a very brave manner."

    Cpl. Hendry was in charge of an underground working party. A fire broke out in a powder magazine at Loch Laggan in Scotland. After ensuring all his men were clear he returned to the magazine to attempt to put out the fire himself but the magazine exploded and killed him.

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