20 September 1940.

 

 Sapper Mulrooney V P --- Corporal G Mundy --- Sapper L R Saunders

 

 Sapper W Slater --- Sapper E Walker --- Spr L Watts.

 


 

Incident.

 

There were no witnesses to what happened at this incident. However the following information is available. Whilst working on a unexploded bomb on the Great Western Road, Corporal G. Mundy phoned his barracks to get some advice from his Commanding Officer, Lieutenant G. Grover or Sergeant Buckley, both were out on another job at the time of the call. It would seem that Corporal Mundy then went to a garage borrowed a rope and crow bar and went back to the bomb. The events after this are unknown except for the fact that the bomb detonated, killing Corporal G. Mundy, Sapper’s V. Mulrooney, L. Saunders, W. Slater, E. Walker, L. Watts.

 


 

1921123 Sapper

 

Vincent Patrick Mulrooney.

 

32 Bomb Disposal Section.

 

Royal Engineers.

 

Photo taken by Janet McBride.

 

Died on the 20th September 1940.

 

Buried at Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey.

 

Grave A 26.

 


 

2077004 Corporal

 

George Mundy.

 

32 Bomb Disposal Section.

 

Royal Engineers.

 

 

 

  

Son of David and Hannah Mundy of Northenden, Cheshire.

 

Died on the 20th September 1940. Aged 21.

 

Buried at Stretford Cemetery.

 

Section P.L. Grave 448.

 


 

199157 Sapper

 

Leonard Ralph Saunders.

 

32 Bomb Disposal Company.

 

Royal Engineers.

 

 

Photo taken by Chris Harris.

 

Son of John and Emily Saunders of Tiverton: Husband of Evelyn May Saunders of Tiverton.

 

Died on the 20th September 1940. Aged 31.

 

Buried at Tiverton Cemetery.

 

Square X. Plot D. Row 16. Grave 35.

 


 

2077030 Sapper

 

William Slater.

 

32 Bomb Disposal Section.

 

Royal Engineers.

 

Photo donated by a friend.

 

Husband of Margaret Ellen Slater of Blackburn.

 

Died on the 20th September 1940. Aged 29.

 

Buried at Saint Lukes Churchyard, Cheetham Hill .

(No grave found, St lukes Church Cheetham Hill Manchester. Built 1836, demolished in the 1980's with the graveyard and tower remaining.)

 

Alternative memorial Screen Wall Manchester Southern Cemetery.

 

 


 

2012869 Sapper

 

Eric Walker.

 

32 Bomb Disposal Company.

 

Royal Engineers.

 

 

Photo taken by Bill Saxon. 

 

Died on the 20th September 1940.

 

Buried at Gorton Cemetery, Manchester.

 

Section A. Grave 469.

 


 

2077015 Sapper

 

Leonard Watts.

 

32 Bomb Disposal Section.

 

Royal Engineers.

 

 

Photo taken by Jacquie Skillington.

 

Died on the 20th September 1940.

 

Buried at Manchester Southern Cemetery.

 

Section H. Roman Catholic. Grave 1033.