23 Field Company, Royal Engineers

It is not sure how many men took part in the crossing, but the Company had 7 men killed, 1 of them still missing.

Name: ROHERTY, Leslie Joseph

Rank: Sapper

Age: 24

No. G/6257

Unit:

Missing since:26-09-1944

Next of Kin: Belledune River, Canada on of Bertie James Davey and Sarah Davey, of Crediton, Devon

Groesbeek Panel: 2

KIA Information: Sapper Roherty was in the first boat, which sett off from the Driel side of the river Rhine at a quarter to ten on the evening of 25-09-1944. On its way towards the north shore it was seen to receive a direct hit by a mortar bomb, and Sapper Roherty and three other crew members were killed instantly.

 

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