New CWGC Commemorations 26th September 2020

Discussion in 'Non-Commemorated War Dead' started by chrisharley9, Sep 27, 2020.

  1. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    CWGC added the following casualties to the WW2 Civilian War Dead Roll today.

    KINGSLAND, Allan Harold
    Died 29.09.40 Age 16
    Reporting Authority: S.S. Arizona

    RODDEN, Albert
    Died 17.04.42 Age 28
    Reporting Authority: Ballyclare, Urban District, Northern Ireland

    One of the above Civilian War Dead was an In From the Cold Project case (Volunteer: Terry Denham)
    - Albert Rodden was killed when a machine gun on a US Army vehicle was discharged accidentally during a traffic incident.

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  2. jonheyworth

    jonheyworth Senior Member

    Poor Rodden ! What are the chances of that ! Did it say what vehicle ? I’ve mailed you a few more possibilities
  3. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Nothing received on my e mail Jon
  4. travers1940

    travers1940 Well-Known Member

    There are several of newspaper articles about the shooting, inquest, collection taken up among the US troops, US Army Court Martial & some sort of legal action taken by Albert's widow in 1945. An American Army sergeant, William ?Clipahara was found not guilty of manslaughter at a US Courts Martial.
    Results for 'albert rodden' | British Newspaper Archive
    I can see index only for these and best that says is "armoured Car" or "Scout Car".
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  5. jonheyworth

    jonheyworth Senior Member

    Ah a white scout car then . Chris , I’ll send again

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