Rifleman James Crowe

24 Mar 1945

James Crowe was the son of Henry Albert and Edith (McFarlane) Crowe, of Belfast, County Antrim, he enlisted in the Royal Ulster Rifles, and volunteered for airborne forces.

Rfn Crowe successfully completed glider training and was posted to 1st (Airborne) Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles, and took part in Operation Varsity (Rhine Crossing).

Rfn Crowe was killed in action on 24 March 1945, aged 31, and was given a field burial at Hamminkeln, Germany and was re-interred to Reichswald Forest War Cemetery on 22 April 1947.

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By Rod Gibson

Additional information and picture from Andrew McFarlane

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