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116782   Driver Bertie Nimmons
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Dated added: 17/02/2019   Last updated: 11/03/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 17th Lines of Communication, Royal Corps of Signals (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 30/06/1911
Died: 23/02/1945 (Killed in Action)
Age: 33
Bertie Norman Nimmons was the son of Robert and Sarah Jane Nimmons. He was born on 30th June 1911. He was one of at least seven children, all born in the Benburb area. Bertie was the husband of Mrs Sadie Nimmons of Braeside, Drumahoe, County Londonderry. Driver Bertie Nimmons was serving with the 17 Line of Communication, Royal Corps of Signals when he was killed in action in a V1/V2 rocket attack in Antwerp on 23rd February 1945.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Schoonselhof Cemetery
  Antwerp, Antwerpan
Grave Ref: Grave IV-A-30
CWGC Casualty 2255750
Antwerp lies 57 Km north of Brussels on the E19 and 59 km north east of Gent on the E17 motorway. The cemetery itself is located in Wilrijk, a suburb of Antwerp. From the centre follow the Kleine Steenweg until you arrive at the ring road. Turn right and follow the ring road for 250 M to the first set of traffic lights and turn left. Go under the flyover and continue straight on over the dual carriageway into Jules Moretus Lei. Follow this street for 800 M and the entrance to the Municipal Cemetery is on your left.
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1 1911 Census lists Nimmons family Lists Bertie as a baby living with the family at house 3 in Tullygiven, Brantry, Tyrone)
2 Forum discussion (WW2 Talk) Details of Antwerp bombings
3 V2 Rockets - Antwerp City of Death Details of the huge rocket bombardments on Antwerp in early 1945.
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Driver Bertie Nimmons' headstone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023