Coventry & Warwickshire

Coventry service for men killed by unexploded WWII bomb

A memorial service has been held in Coventry in honour of seven soldiers who died 70 years ago as they tried to defuse a World War II bomb.

The families of the men were expected to be at the service at Whitley Common, the scene of the explosion.

The seven men, from the Royal Engineers 9th Disposal Company, died when the German bomb exploded while being unloaded.

A plaque dedicated to the soldiers was unveiled at the site two years ago.

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