James William Bridges.
4 Bomb Disposal Company.
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Son of John and May Bridges: Husband of Vivien Rosalie Bridges of Kidderminster.
Died on the 20th September 1944. Aged 24.
Buried at Kidderminster Cemetery.
Block 8 Grave 1051.
On the 20th September 1944, just a few days before he was due to go on leave, James was with his Company in Emberton, Bedford. They were in the process of rendering an enemy mine harmless when, at 13.20, it exploded killing eight men and injuring a further five.
Lance Corporal E.W. Barlow, Sapper T. Bradshaw, Sapper J.A. Brady, Corporal E.F. Brooks, Sapper N. Jolley, Sapper A.E. Martin and Lance Sergeant A.V. Maskell also died at this incident.