Private Donald Eli Wain, 4859809

  • Batt - 1
  • Unit - Leicestershire Regiment
  • Section -
  • Date of Birth -
  • Died - 10/05/1945
  • Age - 27

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Source: Leicestershire War Memorials Project.
Donald was the son of Eli and Mary Wain and the husband of Ena Kathleen Wain of Loughborough.
He was killed after the surrender of Germany (May 7, 1945). On the 10th of May 1945, the Leicestershire Regiment was in Hilversum, the Netherlands and they were involved in disarmament of SS-troops of the German Hermann Göring Division. Just south of Hilversum in Lage Vuursche. A German threw a mine (or something else) on a pile of land mines. The explosion killed him and some other Germans and 13 men of the Leicestershire Regiment.
Submitted by J. Parrott, 2018

Leicestershire Project Findings
  • Conflict - World War II
  • Burial Place - Plot 1e, Row 6, Grave 9, Hilversum Northern Cemetery
  • Other Memorials - Loughborough Carillon, War Memorial Bell Tower

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