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Driver Sydney Cornell

Incident Report

Eastbourne Railway Station

  • October 26, 1940
  • Eastbourne Railway Station



Incident. Driver S. Cornell was possibly injured whilst clearing an unexploded bomb at Eastbourne Railway Station on the 26 October 1940, where Lance Sergeant J. McDonald died and then died of his injuries on the 28 October 1940.

Personal Details

  • 1894765 Driver
  • Sydney Cornell
  • 2 Bomb Disposal Company
  • Royal Engineers
Husband of Bella Cornell of Bridlington. Died on the 28th October 1940. Aged 28. Buried at Bridlington Cemetery. Section S. Grave 161.


  1. Peter Markham

    Possible edit although McDonald died 3 days later it was due to injurys from the same incident so should be added under those deceased

  2. Peter Markham

    further checking has confirmed from CWGC records all three died on the 26/10/40. not as shown on this personal details as the 28/10/40


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