EOD Biddle, Francis George

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  • SURNAME
Biddle
  • FORENAME
Francis George
  • UNIT
43 Bomb Disposal Section,Royal Engineers
  • RANK
Sapper
  • NUMBER
2014060
  • DATE OF DEATH
8th January 1944
  • AGE
28
  • GRAVESITE
Salerno War Cemetery,Italy III.D.45
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 20.05.1915, Holborn, London
father Joseph Richard Biddle (1872-1935)
mother Amelia Lucy Amy Acton (1870-1925)
wife Kate Spurrey (married 01.1941) (1920-2003)
pre-war occupation Chef
killed Italy
Sapper F.G. Biddle died whilst dealing with a 500lb British bomb fitted with a type 37 pistol. Sapper, P. Carney, Sergeant H. Evans BEM, Corporal J.A. Johnston, Sapper’s W. Pearn, G.W. Rice and Lieutenant B.M.M. Sinclair also died at this incident.
 
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