Munro, Air Mechanic James (47)

No 30 Sqn RFC

James Munro came from Sydney, NSW. He was 23, and working as a Chauffer in Melbourne, when he joined the 1st Reinforcements to the Australian Flying Unit on 7 July 1915. He left Melbourne for India on HMAT A34 Persic on 10 August 1915. After arriving in India, he was sent to reinforce the 1st Half Flight AFC in Mesopotamia. When he reached the front in September the reinforcements were taken on the strength of Indian Expeditionary Force “D”, by which time the Australian 1st Half-Flight had been incorporated into No 30 Sqn RFC. After the British withdrawal to Kut-al-Amara, AM Munro was one of nine Australian ground crew from No 30 Sqn who were trapped in the city, and taken Prisoners of War, following the garrison’s surrender on 29 April 1916.

He died from a throat abscess at on 13 October 1916 while a Prisoner of War after the fall of Kutal- Amara in April 1916.

AM J Munro is buried in Grave XXXI X 11 at Baghdad (North Gate) Cemetery, Iraq.

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