1877143 Sapper


Willie Pearn


43 Bomb Disposal Section


Royal Engineers


Died on the 8th January 1944. Aged 24


Buried at Salerno War Cemetery


Grave III. D. 46




Sapper W. Pearn died whilst dealing with a 500lb British bomb fitted with a type 37 pistol. Sapper’s F.G. Biddle, P. Carney Sergeant H. Evans BEM, Corporal J.A. Johnston, Sapper G.W. Rice and Lieutenant B.M.M. Sinclair also died at this incident.



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