14325350 Sapper

 

Norman Jolley.

 

4 Bomb Disposal Company.

 

Royal Engineers.

Photo donated by a friend.

 

Son of Percival and Ellen Jolley of Northfield, Birmingham.

 

Died on the 20th September 1944. Aged 20.

 

Buried at Lodge Hill Cemetery, Birmingham.

 

Plot 2. E. Grave 2952.

 

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, Sapper J.W. Bridges, Corporal E.F. Brooks, Sapper A.E. Martin and Lance Sergeant A.V.Maskell also died at this incident.