BROCK, ERIC

Age
25
Parents
Son of William and Elizebeth Ann Brock
Service number
2008307
Date of death
1944-10-20
Died
Netherlands, Killed in action
Force
Regiment (Fallen buddies)
Awards
Royal Engineers
Cemetery reference
Plot 6 | Row B | Grave 12
Grave Adopted
Unknown

"SWEET REMEMBRANCE IS ALL WE HAVE LEFT OF ONE WE LOVED AND WILL NEVER FORGET"

Military grave
Additional info

British Royal Engineers were refuelling their ‘Congas’ (a modified Bren gun carrier with the engine removed and a storage tank to hold Liquid Nitro Glycerine in its place) - these were used in a system for clearing mines. The LNG would be pumped into a pipe or a hose and detonated to explode any mines either side of it.

At approximately 1300 hrs there was a massive explosion, which was devastating. The entire farm (Fam. Dedobbelaere) and Military equipement was destroyed by the blast. The farm located about 3 miles South of IJzendijke, Netherlands. A high casualty list of 41 British and Canadians killed in action and 51 wounded. Several reported 'missing in action'.  

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