EOD Blaney, Michael Floud

John Robertson

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  • SURNAME
Blaney
  • FORENAME
Michael Floud
  • UNIT
Royal Engineers (Bomb Disposal)
  • RANK
A/Captain
  • NUMBER
119978
  • DATE OF DEATH
13th December 1940
  • AGE
30
  • GRAVESITE
Newry Old Chapel Roman Catholic Cemetery,County Down,Northern Ireland Old ground
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 14.11.1910 Newry,County Down,Northern Ireland
son of Charles and Alyce C. Blaney,Newry,Co.Down,Northern Ireland
graduated National University of Ireland (B.E.)
engineer,Newry council
"Michael Flood" (Commonwealth War Graves)
killed Romford Road,Manor Park,Essex
London Gazette 35136, 15th April 1941, Page 2177
 

DATE OF DEATH:

13-Dec-1940

AWARD:

https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/blaney-michael-floud.38514/

CITATION:

George Cross : "The King has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the George Cross, for most conspicuous gallantry in carrying out hazardous work in a very brave manner." 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 Capt. Blaney attempted to remove the fuse, alone, the way he always insisted upon working. He crawled into the crater and tackled it whereupon the bomb exploded and Capt. Blaney lost his life.

WEB LINKS:

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35136/page/2177
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7378270

FINDAGRAVE:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/93223011/michael-flood-blaney
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