EOD Violet, Frank Albert

John Robertson

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  • SURNAME
Violet
  • FORENAME
Frank Albert
  • UNIT
4 Bomb Disposal Company, Royal Engineers
  • RANK
Corporal
  • NUMBER
14625456
  • DATE OF DEATH
26th February 1945
  • AGE
39
  • GRAVESITE
Highgate Cemetery, London Square 70 Grave 48753
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 16.05.1905 Highgate, London, UK
son of Frank and Dorothy (nee Makepeace) Violet, Highgate, Middlesex
1933 married Gwenfron Wynne (nee Evans) Violet, Highgate, Middlesex
son Richard Violet
award B.E.M.
KOAS Horsey, Norfolk, England
London Gazette 36861, 29th December 1944, Page 5935
 

DATE OF DEATH:

26-Feb-1945

AWARD:

https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/violet-frank-albert.38587/

CITATION:

British Empire Medal : Whilst engaged on rendering safe the latest type of enemy anti-tank mines at an Ordnance Depot at OLNEY, Bucks, on 20th December, 1944, an explosion occurred killing three N.C.Os and five Sappers, and injuring several other military personnel. Lance-Corporal Violet was blown over by blast and surrounded by dead bodies and injured men. On recovery from shock he realised the situation and took complete charge. He sent for doctors and ambulances which were soon on the spot, attended to the injured meanwhile and prepared a nominal roll. On arrival of an officer he reported his action and gave every assistance in identifying the dead. He then cleared the area of the remaining unexploded mines to enable the police to search the site. Two of the mines were later discovered to be in a dangerous condition, owing to the explosion and had to be destroyed.

WEB LINKS:

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36861/supplement/5935
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7378871 (BEM)
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C18491980 (Service Record)

FINDAGRAVE:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/24646692/frank-albert-violet
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