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Lance Corporal Harold Bordycott

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  • 2132358 Lance Corporal
  • Harold Bordycott
  • 5 Bomb Disposal Company
  • Royal Engineers
Son of Harold and Ruth Bordycott of Rising Bridge, Accrington, Lancashire: Husband of Annie Bordycott of Rising Bridge. Died on the 8th October 1944. Aged 30. Buried at Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Grave II F 5. Note: Sergeant Scott Driver P.R. Collier, Sappers R.A. Cook, J.F. Weyman and Lance Corporal H. Bordycott all died at this location earlier in the day.


  1. James H Bordycott

    I am the son of Harold Bordycott – I have received conflicting accounts of the circumstances of my father’s death in Normandy on 8 October 1944 – 3 days before my 4th birthday – is there any way to obtain the actual report of the cause of his death ?

  2. MarkhamPA

    James i have sent you a e mail

  3. Peter Markham

    The details that I have found out are.

    A section from 5 Bomb Disposal Company were clearing schu mines. There was an explosion on their lorry which killed Collier, Cook, Scott and Websdale, they died instantly, the largest part left of the lorry was the engine block. This was on the 7 October 1944.

    Two other members of the team were working in the minefield and were not injured, one of these was Harold Bordycott.

    Later on the day of the 7th Harold and the other member of the team were engaged in lifting mines in the minefield when there was an explosion. Harold was injured and died the next day of his wounds.

    The surviving member of the team, continued with his work and the next day joined another section and survived the war.

  4. MarkhamPA

    Apologise the last post should be Weyman not Websdale


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