CorporalHENDRY, JAMES

Service Number B/28593

Died 13/06/1941

Aged 29

1 Tunnelling Coy.
Royal Canadian Engineers

G C

Son of John and Janet Hendry, of Geraldton, Ontario, Canada.

Inscription

IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR JIM MOM, DAD, JEAN, BOB, BILL, MARY

Citation

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.

Buried at BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY

Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
Number of casualties: 5627

Cemetery/memorial reference: 31. F. 9.

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Cemetery details

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DISCLAIMER:
This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.