2005749 Sapper

 

John Swarbrick McWhinnie.

 

24 Bomb Disposal Company.

 

Royal Engineers.

 

 

Photo taken by Pete Rodgers.

 

Son of William and Jean McWhinnie of Hamilton, Lanarkshire.

 

Died on the 30th April 1945. Aged 26.

 

Buried at Almelo General Cemetery.

 

Grave 11.

Almelo War Cemetery.

 

Netherlands.

 

Cemetery Map.

 

Photo taken by Chris Chapman.

 

 

Sapper L. Cotton, Corporal J.P. Coyne, Driver J.E. Harris, Sappers J.S. McWhinnie and G.E. Wareing also died at this incident. Killed when a V2 exploded in Holland. The unit when in UK was based at the Duke of Yorks Barracks, Chelsea.