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Sergeant Kenneth Thomas Wylie

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Sergeant Kenneth Thomas Wylie

Birth
Death 29 Oct 1945
Burial Tilburg, Tilburg Municipality, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Plot Plot B. Row 1. Grave 31.
Memorial ID 18483636 View Source
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Sergeant Kenneth Thomas Wylie was amongst the three members of his unit who died as the result of an explosion, during the final clearance of munitions which was being carried out at the former Luftwaffe base at Welscap near Eindhoven, Netherlands on Monday 29 October 1945. The ordnance which was being cleared was a variety of different things that had included a number of 250 Kilogram high explosive bombs, butterfly bombs, hand grenades, Panzerfaust Anti-Tank launchers, and a variety of different calibre ammunition. Sergeant Wylie who drove the first lorry was killed by the explosion. Reginald H. Giles who had driven the second lorry was badly injured as the team had stood around an earlier crater, which was being put to use for the detonation of the recovered German ordnance. The injured, including Giles were initially taken to St. Joseph's Hospital at Eindhoven and were later transferred to the British Field Hospital at Tilburg. Giles died of his extensive injuries at Tilburg the following day, and fellow Sergeant Denis Henry Comer, lost his fight for life on 4 November 1945. The three Sergeants are at rest in adjacent graves at Tilburg (Gilzerbaan) General Cemetery, in graves 30, 31, and 32.


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Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Gravesite Details

1170082

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