12 December 1940

 

Birmingham

 

Driver T Howard --- Lance Corporal F W Coyle --- Lieutenant G A W Smith --- Sergeant J Watson

 

Unknown incident

 

Sapper AG Towler

 


 

Birmingham

 

 A bomb  when a bomb exploded during its removal. 

 


 

2009926 Lance Corporal

 

Francis William Coyle.

 

9 Bomb Disposal Company.

 

Royal Engineers.

 

 

Son of Walter and Mary Frances Coyle, of Birkenhead; husband of Hannah Charlotte Coyle, of Birkenhead.

 

Died on the 12th December 1940. Aged 24.

 

Buried at Landican Cemetery, Birkenhead.

 

R.C. Sec. Grave 357.

 


 

2019927 Driver

 

Thomas Howard.

 

9 Bomb Disposal Company.

 

Royal Engineers.

 

 

Died on the 12th December 1940.

 

Buried at Saint John Churchyard, Pemberton.

Plot C. New Row. Grave 211A.

 


 

154300 Lieutenant

 

George Alfred William Smith.

 

9 Bomb Disposal Company.

 

Royal Engineers.

 

Photo taken by Terry Wisbey.

 

Son of George James Smith and Rose Amelia Smith: Husband of Ethel Maude Smith of Greenford.

 

Died on the 12th December 1940. Aged 35.

 

Buried at Alperton Burial Ground, Wembly.

 

Plot D D Grave 103.

 

 


 

 

1913135 Sergeant

 

James Watson.

 

9 Bomb Disposal Company.

 

Royal Engineers.

 

 

Died on the 12th December 1940.

 

Buried at Mere Knolls Cemetery, Sunderland.

 

Ward 25. A. Row 2. Grave 6648.

 


 

1885769 Sapper

 

Albert George Towler.

 

78 Bomb Disposal Company.

 

Royal Engineers.

 

 

Son of Albert John and Rose Towler of Birmingham: Husband of Mabel Towler of Northfield, Birmingham.

 

Died on the 12th December 1940. Aged 29.

 

Buried at Lodge Hill Cemetery, Birmingham.

 

Plot 15D. Grave 230.