James George Byron

Private James George Byron served in both world wars. He was with the Royal Canadian Infantry Corps when he died on 21st August 1942 in the United Kingdom.

Private

James George Byron

A/11283

Born in Ireland, Private James George Byron served in World War One before emigrating to Ontario, Canada where he reenlisted at the outbreak of the Second World War.

Private James George Byron (A/11283) served in Perth Regiment, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps during World War Two. He was the son of Henry Edward Byron and Mary Ann Byron of Belfast, Co. Antrim.

He served in World War One before emigrating to Canada where he met his wife Henrietta Byron of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Before the outbreak of World War Two, he worked in Brampton, Ontario. He enlisted in September 1939 and left for the United Kingdom with his unit in September 1941.

James George Byron died on 21st August 1942 aged 44 years old. His wife in Canada had received a letter from James saying he would be invalided home on the next boat a week before his death. His grave is in Glenalina Extension, Section C, Grave 54 of Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim.