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Lance Corporal Cyril Bennett Lebbon


Incident. On the 10th December 1940, at Osterley Park, Middlesex, 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. 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

  • 2198731 Lance Corporal
  • Cyril Bennett Lebbon
  • 32 Bomb Disposal Company
  • Royal Engineers
Son of William and Mary Isabel Jane Lebbon: Husband of Lilian Elizebeth Lebbon of Havant, Hampshire. Died on the 10th December 1940. Aged 43. Buried at Teddington Cemetery, Greater London. Section C 3 Cons Grave 1868.


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