JAMES, Harry John

Rank: 
Signalman
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Corps of Signals
Service: 
Army
Number: 
2575710
Died : 
Tuesday, August 6, 1940
Age: 
22
Signalman Harry John James died at Bridlington as a result of a bayonet wound. At the inquest the Coroner found that it was an accidental death, and the Board of Inquiry, presided over by Captain W.N. Cairns [more....], was closed after a second sitting on 14 Aug 1940. 
 
His funeral was attended by members of No.5 Commando including Major J.M.T.F. Churchill [more....], Captain G.R. Rees-Jones [more....], Lieutenant F.C. Passey, and 4 Troop.
 
Sources
CWGC.
No.5 Commando War Diary, July - Nov 1940. National Archives file WO 218/5.
Forum message 3263 [view....].
 
Notes
The CWGC do not show Commando Service and require more documentary evidence before they will change their record. 
 
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