Captain PS Wadsworth - Royal Engineers

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  1. alanatabz

    alanatabz Well-Known Member

    Hi all

    Trying to establish name of Captain P.S. Wadsworth of the Royal Engineers

    He worked in Bomb Disposal probably in WW2, and was still in service in 1949.

    Any Ideas if it is Peter Wadsworth?


  2. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member


    Could it be this chap? Peter Samuel WADSWORTH (368971).

    He was in the RE but wasn't commissioned until 1946.

    Previous Service Number pre-comissioning 14096359

    Hope this helps

  3. alanatabz

    alanatabz Well-Known Member

    Hi Gus

    Thanks for that

    It is possible he was just after the war, as I have a 1949 photo of him disposing of a Bomb in Fraserburgh. He is mentioned in a 1953 book also.


  4. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    From the Liverpool Echo 09 Apr 1952.


  5. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    Lincolnshire Echo 02 October 1948

  6. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    The Sphere 28 January 1950

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  8. alanatabz

    alanatabz Well-Known Member

    Many thanks gmyles. great info there.
  9. ChrisR

    ChrisR Senior Member

    'Peter Wadsworth' is mentioned in a couple of books - 'A Photographic Story of War Time Bomb Disposal by Eric Wakeling -
    And Highly Explosive by John Frayn Turner -
  10. Sally Vanson

    Sally Vanson New Member

    Lt Col Peter Samuel Wadsworth was my father. He died 9 Sept 2001. He served in India, Aden, Germany, Gibraltar and did atomic bomb testing in Chistmas Island in the early ‘50s. I have many pictures of his achievements with bombs which will evdntually go to the RE museum
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  11. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Welcome to the forum, you must be very proud of your father.
    The Herts & Essex Observer, Friday, May 4, 1951
    Wadsworth 1.jpg Wadsworth 2.jpg
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