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2nd Lieutenant John Stuart Simpson Hunter

Incident Report

Mill Hill Headquarters

  • September 22, 1940
  • Mill Hill Headquarters



Incident On the 22nd September 1940 at his Mill Hill Headquarters, Lieutenant J. S. Hunter died. He was holding a clockwork delayed action fuze when it exploded. Others of the section close by were injured, Bill Carlton was permanently blinded and James Croucher of 37/38 Bomb Disposal Section, 5 Bomb Disposal Company had to have his left leg amputated, due to his injuries. A Sergeant had his foot broken and another Sapper was also wounded.

Personal Details

  • 75250 2nd Lieutenant
  • John Stuart Simpson Hunter
  • Bomb Disposal
  • Royal Engineers
Died on the 22nd September 1940 Buried at Hendon Cemetery. Section G 5 Grave 50247.


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