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Sapper William Thomas Pidgeon

Incident Report

Broomhill Farm, Sussex

  • December 5, 1944
  • Broomhill Farm, Sussex

Deceased

Details

Sapper S. B. J. Maycock was working with his section on minefield 830 at Wall Field, Broomhill Farm, Broomhill, Sussex. Work commenced t 09.30 hrs, just a little later at 10.05 hrs there was an explosion and Sapper Maycock was killed. At the time of the explosion Corporal W. Reynolds was working just three mines away. Along with Lieutenant P. Hennings, Officer in charge of the clearance team, they recovered Sapper Maycock’s body. The day previously Sapper’s W. Pidgeon and A. Wooward also died in the same area.

Personal Details

  • 14368079 Sapper
  • William Thomas Pidgeon
  • 12 Bomb Disposal Company
  • Royal Engineers
Son of William and Lilian Violet Pidgeon of Edmonton. Died on the 4th December 1944. Aged 30. Buried at Edmonton Cemetery. Section M. Grave 403. Both Sapper’s W. Pidgeon and A. Wooward died in the mine clearance operations in the area of Broomhill, Sussex

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