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Sapper Harry James Edwards

Incident Report

Fingal Street, Worlingworth, Suffolk

  • October 10, 1940
  • Fingal Street, Worlingworth, Suffolk



10th Oct 1940: Carter, Renz, Wooldridge, Edwards and Simpson were all killed when an unexploded bomb went off in a field on Fingal Street, Worlingworth in Suffolk. The local policeman, PC Ernest Whiting, was also killed.

Personal Details

  • 2181902 Sapper
  • Harry James Edwards
  • 4 Bomb Disposal Squadron
  • Royal Engineers
Husband of Elsie Edith Edwards of Wisbech Died on the 10th October 1940. Aged 39. Buried at Mount Pleasant Road Cemetery, Wisbech Borough. Western Division 3 Grave 1.


  1. Bernard Butler

    There is a well-maintained memorial to these four victims of the Second World War at the roadside-end of the field in Fingal Street in which the bomb exploded.
    It is located a few steps off the road on the south side of Fingall Street (on your right-hand side just past the garage when travelling east), just by a marked footpath sign.
    A short Service is held annually at the spot in honour and remembrance of these men.

  2. Bernard Butler

    I should have said 5 victims, including the local policeman, Ernest Whiting.


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