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Sapper Frank Benjamin Wooldridge

Incident Report

Fingal Street, Worlingworth, Suffolk

  • October 10, 1940
  • Fingal Street, Worlingworth, Suffolk



10th Oct 1940: Carter, Renz, Wooldridge, Edwards and Simpson were all killed when an unexploded bomb went off in a field on Fingal Street, Worlingworth in Suffolk. The local policeman, PC Ernest Whiting, was also killed.

Personal Details

  • 1905060 Sapper
  • Frank Benjamin Wooldridge
  • 4 Bomb Disposal Section
  • Royal Engineers
Son of Frank and Florence Wooldridge of Alum Rock, Birmingham. Died on the 10th October 1940. Aged 21. Buried at Yardley Cemetery, Birmingham. Grave 50569. Karen who took these pictures noted that it was 67 years after her sons death and 43 years years after her husband that his mother died.


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