18 August 1940.

 

Sapper A Hill --- Driver F C Gaved --- Sapper R R E Moxon

 

Sapper D A Vince --- Sapper F D Warner --- Sapper A White.

 


 

 

Incident.

 

A bomb had been reported approximately a mile from Hook Railway Station, Hampshire by the local signal man. The bomb had to be removed urgently as it was holding up trains. 48 Bomb Disposal Section attended the incident.

 

The following details were related by a daughter of the signal man at a memorial service arranged by 25 Re-enactment Bomb Disposal Group at Hook station in 2007.

 

I was eleven years old at the time and with my sister had been sent up to where the Bomb Disposal Section, were working, to give them some sandwiches and tea. As we got to a safe distance our Dad stopped us and said they were working and he would pass on the food to them. We talked to my Dad and then turned to go home as we got a bit away there was an explosion. We returned to my dad and found the section had been killed.

  

Lance Sergeant W.J. Button was also working on this site. He was thrown through the air by the force of the explosion and survived. He was able to check on the injuries to his section. He was awarded the George Cross for his actions.

 


 

2003661 Sapper

 

Arthur Hill.

 

48 Bomb Disposal Company.

 

6 Bomb Disposal Company.

 

Royal Engineers.

 

Photo taken by Dave Williams.

 

Son of Arthur  James Hill and Lilly Hill of Higher Merridge, Somerset.

 

Died on the 18th August 1940. Aged 20.

 

Buried at Aldershot Military Cemetery, Hampshire.

Grave A 25.

 


2007432 Driver

 

Frederick Gaved.

 

48 Bomb Disposal Section.

 

6 Bomb Disposal Company.

 

  Royal Engineers.

 

 

Photo taken by Dave Williams.

 

Son of Samuel Drew Gaved and Francis Caroline Gaved of Ewell, Surrey.

 

Died on the 18th August 1940. Aged 22.

 

Buried at Aldershot Military Cemetery.

 

Grave A 22.

 

 

 

 


 

1892327 Sapper

 

 

Ralph Ronald Edwin Moxon.

 

48 Bomb Disposal Company.

 

6 Bomb Disposal Company.

 

Royal Engineers.

 

 Photo taken by Dave Williams.

 

Son of Frederick William Edwin and Margaret Moxon of Walthamstow, Essex.

 

Died on the 18th July 1940. Aged 21.

 

Buried at Aldershot Military Cemetery, Surrey.

 

Grave A 26.

 

 


 

 

 

2003625 Sapper 

 

Douglas Arthur Vince.

 

48 Bomb Disposal Section.

 

6 Bomb Disposal Company.

 

Royal Engineers.

 

  Photo taken by Dave Williams.

 

Son of Frederick James Vince and of Esther Vince of Nunney, Somerset.

 

 Died on the 18th August 1940. Aged 23.

 

Buried at Aldershot Military Cemetery.

 

Grave A 24.

 


2004308 Sapper

 

Frederick Donald Warner.

 

48 Bomb Disposal Section.

 

6 Bomb Disposal Company.

 

Royal Engineers.

 

Photo taken by Dave Williams.

 

Son of Rowland and Doris Warner, of Newark, Nottinghamshire.

 

Died on the 18th August 1940. Aged 23.

 

Buried at Aldershot Military Cemetery, Hampshire.

 

Grave A 23.

 


 

 

  2005088 Sapper

 

Arthur White.

 

48 Bomb Disposal Section.

 

6 Bomb Disposal Company.

 

Royal Engineers.

Photos taken by Dave Williams.

 

Son of Thomas and Sarah Jane White of Laughton, Lincolnshire.

 

Died on the 18th August 1940. Aged 23.

 

Buried at Aldershot Military Cemetery.

 

Grave A. 27.