5th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (British Army)
23/11/1944 (Killed in Action)
Corporal James Dunn was born in 1919, the son of Robert & Margaret Dunn (nee McKeown). When he was 10 years old his mother passed away and he was then looked after by his grandparents, Robert & Lucinda Dunn. James joined the army as a boy soldier in the 1930s. He then joined the Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry. The 5th Battalion, the Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry served at Arnhem and had seen action from the 17th – 27th September 1944. Corporal James Dunn was killed in action on 23rd November 1944, aged 25.
The village of Groesbeek is in the east of the Netherlands and approx 10kms south east of the city of Nijmegen. From the A73 motorway NIJMEGEN to VENLO take exit 3 (Afrit 3) MALDEN / GROESBEEK / MOOK / HEUMEN / OVERASSELT. Follow signs for N271 MOOK. Continue through the village of MOLENHOEK and in the village of MOOK turn left at the roundabout (CWGC sign for MOOK WAR CEMETERY) onto the GROESBEEKSEWEG. Continue for approx 4.5kms and then turn left at the roundabout onto the PANNENSTRAAT. Continue through the town where the road name changes to DORPSTRAAT. Turn left onto BURGEMEESTER OTTENHOFFSTRAAT (CWGC Sign). After approx 100m turn right (CWGC sign) onto ZEVENHEUVELENWEG. The cemetery is approx 2kms along this road on the right. The cemetery address is:- Zevenheuvelenweg 38 6561 Groesbeek