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3127816   Sergeant James McCrea
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 04/03/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 11/02/1940 (Unknown)
Age: 29
Summary      
James McCrea was born about 1911 in County Tyrone. Sergeant James McCrea was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers when he died on 11th February 1940, age 29. It seems he was not with the battalion but was possibly with an Infantry Base Depot. It seems he was part of the 2nd echelon, involved in bringing supplies, equipment and replacement troops from the UK over to France.
Further Information
James McCrea was born about 1911 in County Tyrone.
Sergeant James McCrea was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers when he died on 11th February 1940, age 29.
It is believed, as Quartermaster Sergeant, he was not with the battalion, as the unitís diary records they were a long way from Dieppe in February and March, located near Roncq. There is no mention of Sergeant James McCrea in the diary around this period.
It is possible he was with an Infantry Base Depot. It seems he was part of the 2nd echelon, involved in bringing supplies, equipment and replacement troops from the UK over to France.
Sergeant James McCrea is buried in Janval Cemetery in Dieppe, France.
Sergeant James McCrea is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
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1 Forum discussion (WW2 Talk) Details of Sergeant James McCrea
2 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Sergeant James McCrea's gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2020