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Sapper Francis George Biddle

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  • 2014060 Sapper
  • Francis George Biddle
  • 43 Bomb Disposal Section
  • Royal Engineers
Died on the 8th January 1944. Aged 28. Buried at Salerno War Cemetery, Italy. Grave/Memorial III D 45. Notes Sapper F.G. Biddle died whilst dealing with a 500lb British bomb fitted with a type 37 pistol. Sapper, P. Carney, Sergeant H. Evans BEM, Corporal J.A. Johnston, Sapper’s W. Pearn, G.W. Rice and Lieutenant B.M.M. Sinclair also died at this incident. Our loss runs exceptionally deep; Sapper Blanchard has left a palpable void within the C-IED Task Force. He was a brave and selfless soldier who took time out from his civilian employment to commit himself to our country and to the future of Afghanistan. He was always talking about his family and made his deep affection for them known to all. The heartfelt wishes, thoughts and prayers of the entire C-IED Task Force go out to his wife, Suzanne, his children, father and brothers at this painfully difficult time.


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