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Sap James Jaffray

Sap James Jaffray

Birth
Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death 7 Aug 1940
At Sea
Burial Cabra, County Dublin, Ireland
Plot Cenotaph, Panel 15. [Screen Wall]
Memorial ID 100157752 · View Source
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2874607 Sapper James Jaffray.
The Royal Engineers.
706 General Construction Company.

Aged 27.
Son of James and Agnes Jaffray.
Husband of Charlotte Jaffray, of New Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Commemorated on Grangegorman Memorial.
He is thought to be buried in Grave No. 6.
Kilcommon Erris [Church of Ireland]
Belmullet, Co. Mayo.


He had been an employee of Aberdeenshire County Council, and a group from the Roads Department enlisted on 25 January 1940.
After service in France, they were sent to Avonmouth, Bristol, for transfer to Gibraltar.
The men were on board a troopship, the SS Mohammed Ali-El-Kebir, which left Avonmouth on 5th August 1940. The ship was torpedoed 250 miles west of Malin Head, Co. Donegal, at 20.30pm on 7 August 1940.
HMS Griffin, a destroyer, picked up survivors, until joined by other vessels.
28 were recorded as missing following the return to Greenock, Scotland.


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  • Created by: John
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100157752
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sap James Jaffray (unknown–7 Aug 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100157752, citing Grangegorman Memorial, Cabra, County Dublin, Ireland ; Maintained by John (contributor 47032041) .