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Sapper William Slater

Incident Report

Great Western Road

  • September 20, 1940
  • Great Western Road

Deceased

Details

Incident. There were no witnesses to what happened at this incident. However the following information is available. Whilst working on a unexploded bomb on the Great Western Road, Corporal G. Mundy phoned his barracks to get some advice from his Commanding Officer, Lieutenant G. Grover or Sergeant Buckley, both were out on another job at the time of the call. It would seem that Corporal Mundy then went to a garage borrowed a rope and crow bar and went back to the bomb. The events after this are unknown except for the fact that the bomb detonated, killing Corporal G. Mundy, Sapper’s V. Mulrooney, L. Saunders, W. Slater, E. Walker, L. Watts.

Personal Details

  • 2077030 Sapper
  • William Slater
  • 32 Bomb Disposal Section
  • Royal Engineers
Husband of Margaret Ellen Slater of Blackburn. Died on the 20th September 1940. Aged 29. Buried at Saint Lukes Churchyard, Cheetham Hill . (No grave found, St lukes Church Cheetham Hill Manchester. Built 1836, demolished in the 1980's with the graveyard and tower remaining.) Alternative memorial Screen Wall Manchester Southern Cemetery.

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