Casualty of WWII, John served with 5 Bomb Disposal Coy.
Royal Engineers ~ Service No:179408.
He was 26 and the son of Laura Jane Pickering of West Kensington, London.
On 5th December 1940 an unexploded bomb had fallen in premises at 590 Romford Road, Manor Park, London. This was causing a serious disruption to traffic movements and on 13th December 5 Bomb Disposal Coy. attempted in vain to make it safe.
Other fatal casualties of this incident were:
Capt Michael Flood "Max" Blaney GC
Lieutenant Richard James
Driver John Lauchlan
Sapper Edward McLaren
Sapper Joseph Thomas Maycock
Lance Corporal Douglas Mills
Staff Sergeant Charles Roberts
Sapper Stanley Victor White
Henry Ernest James Lane Metropolitan Police Inspector [civilian]
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