DAKERS, James Wright

Rank: 
Marine
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
P028587H
Born: 
Wednesday, June 16, 1954
Died : 
Thursday, February 24, 1977
Died in service
Age: 
22
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Marine James Dakers, HQ, 3 Commando Bde., RM Signals Squadron [1] , died in a road traffic collision in Perth [2].
 

Extract from the Aberdeen Press and Journal

A 19-year-old Aviemore girl injured in a crash in Perth on Thursday in which a man died is said to be "comfortable” in Bridge of Earn Hospital last night. She (name removed) was the occupant  of a car which collided with lamp standard in Glasgow Road, Perth. She suffered multiple injuries. Marine James Dakers (22), 123 Restrenneth Drive, Forfar, died in the crash. [2]
 
Sources
AFM ROH
[1] Navy News April 1977.
[2] Aberdeen Press and Journal - Saturday 26 February 1977.
[2] British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.
 

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