James Gerald HENNESSY

  • POW number: 94
  • Name: HENNESSY, James Gerald
  • Listed as: James HENNESSY
  • Age: 37
  • Rank: n/a
  • Soldier type: n/a
  • Occupation and special skills: Missionary
  • Unit: n/a
  • Place of birth: n/a
  • Place of capture: Karawat
  • Above information is a direct translation from the Japanese list. If incorrect we will not amend it.
  • POW number: 94
  • Name: HENNESSY, James Gerald
  • Listed as: James HENNESSY
  • Age: 37
  • Rank: n/a
  • Soldier type: n/a
  • Occupation and special skills: Missionary
  • Unit: n/a
  • Place of birth: n/a
  • Place of capture: Karawat
  • Above information is a direct translation from the Japanese list. If incorrect we will not amend it.
  • Name: HENNESSY, James Gerald
  • Listed as: James HENNESSY
  • Age: 37
  • Nationality: America
  • Name: HENNESSY, James Gerald
  • Service number: n/a
  • Presumed lost aboard the Montevideo Maru
  • Date of birth: n/a
  • Service number: n/a
  • Nationality: America
  • Above information taken from the persons service record.
  • Date of birth: n/a
  • Service number: n/a
  • Nationality: America
  • Above information taken from the persons service record.
  • Internee number: 94
  • Occupation and special skills: Missionary
  • Place of capture: Karawat
  • Although this person's name does not appear on either the Japanese or the English list recently received by the National Archives of Australia. His service file indicates that his next of kin was notified of his death aboard the Montevideo Maru.
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Memories

  • Fr. Jim was greatly loved by his family and is an inspiration by his devotion to serving Jesus and God’s children. 8/05/2021
  • Captured by Japanese March 17, 1942 held at Rabaul as prisoner of war until boarding the Montevideo Maru. 8/05/2021
  • Fr. James G. Hennessy served 1930-37 @ Immaculate Conception, Malden & Cathedral of Holy Cross,Boston. 1937-42 Missionary Buka Solomon Is. 8/05/2021
  • James G. Hennessy was ordained a Roman Catholic Priest in 1930 at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. 8/05/2021
  • Rev. James Gerard Hennessy born Sept, 24, 1905 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA to James Vincent Hennessy & Margaret Carroll Hennessy. 8/05/2021

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