LEST WE FORGET

Air Mechanic James MUNRO 

Service No: 47
Born: Sydney NSW
Enlisted in the Army: 7 July 1915
Unit: Mesopotamia Half Flight, Australian Flying Corps
Died: Prisoner of War (Illness), Iraq, 13 October 1916, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Baghdad, Iraq
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George and Sarah Munro; husband of Veronica O’Keefe (formerly Munro), of Wallis Street, Seymour, Victoria, Australia. Born in New South Wales
Place of Association: Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Air Mechanic Munro was taken prisoner on 29 April 1916 following the surrender of British and Indian forces at Kut, Iraq.  He was reported to have died of illness on 13 October 1916.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, MUNRO JAMES

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