HENRY, John

Known as: 
Jock
Rank: 
Corporal
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service numbers: 
CH/X 5389
Born: 
Wednesday, June 4, 1930
Died : 
Wednesday, January 10, 1951
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
20
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Local Roll of Honour: 
Corporal John Henry RM
Corporal John Henry, from Clarkleap, Newcastleton, died during operations in Malaya. His section were ambushed and pinned down in the Cameron Highlands and Cpl. Henry was killed as he went to get ammunition for them. [1]
 
Buried at Batu Gajah; later exhumed, cremated at Sek Keng Cheng Crematorium, Kuala Lumpur and ashes returned to the UK. [2]
 
Sources
[1] Account of Mne. Sherratt, HQ troop, in the book By Sea and Land, author Robin Neillands.
[2] Malayan Emergency Commonwealth Deaths 1948-1960.
AFM ROH.
[Image] © Johnston Press plc.
Published in the Hawick News and Border Chronicle - Friday 19 January 1951 / British Newspaper Archive.
 
Primary Roll of Honour: 

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