10 October 1940.

 

Sapper W A Archer --- Sapper W D Cubitt --- Lieutenant L G W Carter 

 

Sapper J W Cookson --- Sapper W Pass --- Corporal L J Sharp. 

 

Died at Marylebone Road.

 


 

 

Sapper T P Carter ---Sapper H J Edwards ---Sapper T Renz

 

Sapper G W Simpson --- Sapper F B Wooldridge.

 

Died a few days after 4 Bomb Disposal Section was formed in Cambridge.

 

10th Oct 1940: Carter, Renz, Wooldridge, Edwards and Simpson were all killed when an unexploded bomb went off in a field on Fingal Street, Worlingworth in Suffolk. The local policeman, PC Ernest Whiting, was also killed.

 


Marylebone Road Incident.

 

On the 10th October 1940 a 250 kg bomb was recovered with a badly damaged fuse, which could not be removed, it had passed through a cast iron drainage cover. It was considered to be so damaged as being incapable of functioning. Therefore it was loaded onto a lorry and taken to the Duke of York’s Barracks, Chelsea. Where, the men went for their evening meal.

 

2nd Lieutenant L.G.W. Carter saw it on the lorry and decided for safety to take it to the Bomb Cemetery at Regents Park. Captain Hunt was invited to go with him, however he declined the offer. Driver Brinton was excused this duty as he had a date that evening. 2nd Lieutenant Carter decided to drive the lorry himself. Corporal L.J. Sharp, 685 Artisan Works Company.  Sappers W.A. Archer, J.W. Cookson, W.D. Cubitt and W. Pass went with him. They drove up Marylebone Road near to Madame Toussauds when the bomb exploded killing them all. 

 

 

Driver C. Brinton had a lucky escape this was not his last. On the 11th February 1941, the now Lance Sergeant C. Brinton was working with a squad at Purley Oaks School, Bynes Road, Croydon. He went to check on another unexploded bomb being dug out nearby, he was a street away when it exploded killing all but the driver.

Details extracted from Bomb Disposal British Casualties of WWII. Chris Ranstead.

 

 


 

 

1986614 Sapper

 

William Arthur Archer.

 

2 Bomb Disposal Company.

 

Royal Engineers.

 

Photo taken by Jacquie Skillington.

 

Died on the 10th October 1940.

 

Buried at Manchester Southern Cemetery.

 

Section N Nonconformist Grave 749.

 


 

 137176 2nd Lieutenant

 

Lionel George William Carter.

 

Bomb Disposal.

 

Royal Engineers.

 

Photo taken by Nobby Clark.

 

Son of William and Lily Elizabeth Gertrude Sharp: Husband of Florence Sharp of Hornchurch.

 

Died on the 10th October 1940. Aged 27.

 

Buried at Ilford Cemetery.

 

Grave 3749.

 

 


 

2198754 Sapper

 

William Donald Cubitt.

 

2 Bomb Disposal Company.

 

Royal Engineers.

 

Photo taken by Janet McBride.

 

Son of William James Cubitt and Margaret Helen Cubitt of Merton, Surrey.

 

Died on the 10th October 1940. Aged 35.

 

Buried at Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey.

 

Grave 5 D 5.

 


 

1914548 Sapper

 

John William Cookson.

 

Bomb Disposal

 

Royal Engineers.

 

 

Photo donated by a friend.

 

Son of John and Mary Ann Cookson of Manchester: Husband of Viole Cookson of Harpurhey, Manchester.

 

Died on the 10th October 1940.

 

Buried in Manchester General Cemetery.

 

No grave found.

 

Manchester Southern Cemetery.

 

Screen Wall.

 


 

 

 

1920678 Sapper

 

William Pass.

 

2 Bomb Disposal Company.

 

Royal Engineers.

 

 

Husband of Minnie Pass of Rusholme, Manchester.

 

Died on the 10th October 1940. Aged 45.

 

Buried at Manchester Southern Cemetery.

 

Section S. Church of England.

 

Grave 5613.

 


 

1916149 Corporal

 

Laurence James Sharp.

 

685 Artisan Company.

 

Royal Engineers.

 

Photo taken by Dave Blyth.

 

Son of William and Lily Elizabeth Gertrude Sharp: Husband of Florence Sharp of Hornchurch.

 

Died on the 10th October 1940. Aged 27.

 

Buried at Ilford Cemetery.

 

Grave 3749.

 


 

 

 

1925301 Sapper

 

Thomas Prest Carter.

 

4 Bomb Disposal Section.

 

Royal Engineers.

 

 

 

 

Husband of Dora Carter of Goole.

 

Died on the 10th October 1940. Aged 36.

 

Buried at Goole Cemetery.

 

Section A Plot 4 Grave 1186.

 


 

2181902 Sapper

 

Harry James Edwards

 

4 Bomb Disposal Squadron.

 

Royal Engineers.

 

 

Photo taken by Sue and Brian Simm.

 

Husband of Elsie Edith Edwards of Wisbech.

 

Died on the 10th October 1940. Aged 39.

 

Buried at Mount Pleasant Road Cemetery, Wisbech Borough.

 

Western Division 3 Grave 1.

 


 

 

 

1925411 Sapper

 

Thomas Renz.

 

4 Bomb Disposal Section.

 

Royal Engineers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Son of Frederick and Eupemia L. Renz of Leith, Edinburgh.

 

Died on the 10th October 1940. Aged 34.

 

Buried at Rosebank Cemetery, Edinburgh.

 

Section B. E. Grave 89.

 

 

 


 

1925292 Sapper

 

George William Simpson.

 

4 Bomb Disposal Section.

 

Royal Engineers.

 

 

Son of George and Bessie Simpson: Husband of Eleanor Simpson of Great Yarmouth.

 

Died on the 10th October 1940. Aged 33.

 

Gorleston Cemetery, Great Yarmouth.

 

Section V. Grave 1.

 


 

 

1905060 Sapper

 

Frank Benjamin Wooldridge.

 

4 Bomb Disposal Section.

 

Royal Engineers.

 

Photos taken by Karen.

 

Son of Frank and Florence Wooldridge of Alum Rock, Birmingham.

 

Died on the 10th October 1940. Aged 21.

 

Buried at Yardley Cemetery, Birmingham.

 

Grave 50569.

 

 

 

Karen who took these pictures noted that it was 67 years after her sons death and 43 years years after her husband that his mother died.