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James Hendry

In memory of:

Corporal James Hendry

June 13, 1941

Military Service

Service Number:







Royal Canadian Engineers


1 Tunnelling Company


The following details are given in The London Gazette # 35962 of March 30th, 1943: The King has been graciously pleased, on the advice of Canadian ministers, to approve the posthumous award of the George Cross, in recognition of most conspicuous gallantry in carrying out hazardous work in a very brave manner. Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, War Medal 1939-45.

Honours and Awards:

George Cross

Additional Information


December 20, 1911
Falkirk, Scotland


June 28, 1940
Toronto, Ontario

Son of John and Janet Hendry, of Geraldton, Ontario. Brother of Robert, Jean and William. Several members of the Hendry family worked in Geraldton before the war. There were three gold mines on the southern outskirts of town, Hard Rock (1938-1951); Macleod-Cockshutt (1938-1970) and Little LongLac (1934-1956). Mr. Hendry was Master Mechanic at the MacLeod mine and was always known as Jack. Cpl Hendry (Jim) was a miner at MacLeod when he enlisted, so was his brother Robert. Both Robert and sister Jean also served overseas in the Second World War; both returned safely to Canada.

Commemorated on Page 32 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

31. F. 9.


Brookwood is 30 miles from London (M3 to Bagshot and then A322). The main entrance to Brookwood Military Cemetery is on the A324 from the village of Pirbright. Brookwood Military Cemetery is owned by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and is the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the United Kingdom, covering approximately 37 acres. In 1917, an area of land in Brookwood Cemetery (originally The London Necropolis) was set aside for the burial of men and women of the forces of the Commonwealth and Americans, who had died, many of battle wounds, in the London district. This site was further extended to accommodate the Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War, and American, Belgian, Czech, Dutch, French and Polish plots containing the graves of Allied casualties. There are also German and Italian plots where prisoners of war lie buried.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star May 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram April 1943. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
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  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
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