Person Male Born 1918 Died 13/12/1940
Royal Engineer killed by an exploding bomb while assisting in the attempt to disarm it.
Andrew Behan has kindly carried out some research on this man: Sapper Edward McLaren was born about 1918 in Angus, Scotland, the son of Edward McLaren and Helen McLaren née West and was married to Eileen Macinally McLaren. He joined the Royal Engineers, Service Number 2198847, and was attached to 5 Bomb Disposal Company and killed, aged 22 years, on 13 December 1940, when as part of team they were attempting to defuse a bomb that had fallen onto 590 Romford Road, Manor Park on 5 December 1940. He is buried in Sec G.G. Grave 233 at Balgay Cemetery, Dundee, Scotland. His grave.