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Lieutenant Kenneth Graham Hope


Incident. On the 10th December 1940, at Bushy Park, Teddington a section was working, on an unexploded bomb when it detonated. Sapper J. Darsley aged 19; Driver A.K. Hartland, Lieutenant K.G. Hope, Driver F. Horton RASC and Lance Corporal C. Lebbon aged 43 were all killed and are buried at Teddington Cemetery, Plot S Grave C3.1867 and Plot R Grave C3.1868 It was a cold day and at Osterley Park, the section had adopted the standard practice of lighting a fire and brewing a large Dixie of tea. Sapper Jimmy Hulme had gone to see to the tea when the bomb detonated. He was knocked over by the blast and a piece of shrapnel hit him in the back. He spent some time in hospital and then returned to his unit. After this incident he acquired a slight stammer but was otherwise okay.

Personal Details

  • 142065 Lieutenant
  • Kenneth Graham Hope
  • 725 Bomb Disposal Company
  • Royal Engineers
Son of William and Margaret Agnes Hope: Husband of Margaret Phyliss Hope of Headington, Oxford. B.A. (Oxon). Died on the 10th December 1940. Aged 32. Buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Oxford. Section B 2 Grave 269.


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