14031152 Sapper

 

Albert Hurley

 

11 Bomb Disposal Company

 

Royal Engineers

 

 

Photo taken by Peter Markham

 

Son of Albert and Alice Hurley of East Ham

 

Died on the 7th August 1946. Aged 19

 

Buried at Saint Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Leytonstone

 

Plot 11B. Row 1. Grave 1215

 

Note:

 

Corporal J. Fordyce, Lieutenant G. Gaylor and Sapper A. Hurley all died at this incident. Mine clearance at Rattray Head northeast Scotland.

 

As this is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission Headstone they will replace and repair it the stone. However the rest of the grave does not come under their remit and is not maintained by them.

 

Note of Interest:

 

A couple of rows from this grave are the grave of:

 

 

23968517 Sergeant A Butcher - RAOC

 

Died on the 15 March 1972. Aged 24

 

Attended a booby trapped car, Willow Street, Belfast

 

Also killed at this incident was Staff Sergeant

Christopher Cracknell