Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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04/03/2020 Sergeant James McCrea is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
04/03/2020 Sergeant James McCrea is buried in Janval Cemetery in Dieppe, France.
04/03/2020 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.
04/03/2020 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.
04/03/2020 Sergeant James McCrea was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers when he died on 11th February 1940, age 29.
04/03/2020 James McCrea was born about 1911 in County Tyrone.
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