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Name James McRoy
Nick Name -
Last Known Address 13 Wayman Street, Monkwearmouth, Sunderland
Family Circumstances Son of James and Rose McRoy, Brother of John George McRoy  (See Entry)

Unit of Service 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, (Alexandra Princess of Wales Own)
Number and Rank 15565, Private,
Date & Place of Death 27th August 1917. Ypres Salient. Belguim.
Grave Location
(if known)
No Known Grave.
Where Commemorated
(if known)

Panel 20 - 54 and 162A Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West Vlaanderen, Belguim. Also, commemorated with his brother john George on the Venerable Bede Memorial Board currently held by SAFN.

Details of any conflict, training exercise and operations which the deceased had participated in during service.

James had served in Gallipoli in 1915 and also in the Battle of the Somme in 1916. He died in the third battle of Ypres which is also known as the battle of Passchendale. He was awarded the Victory Medal and British Star.( code 2b Gallipoli and Aegean Islands).

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James was born in Hetton, Co Durham on the 14th June 1894.

His Brother John George also served and was also killed 2 months prior to James.. (See Entry).

In the 1911 Census he was recorded as being at an address in Southwick and listed as a "Visitor". His parents only lived less than a mile from this address.

He was recorded in the Census as being a Incline Maker Below Ground in Coal Mining.

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