• Christina Drummond

Staff Sergeant Alan Brammah, Royal Army Ordnance Corps


Remembering the Fallen: on this day in 1974, Staff Sergeant Alan Brammah, a bomb-disposal expert with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, was killed in Northern Ireland.

On the day of his death, he and two other soldiers were checking fields at Moybane, near Crossmaglen in Co. Armagh for explosive devices. They discovered a wire which led to a loose sward, the grass of which was discoloured; Staff Sergeant Brammah lifted a corner and underneath was a small white package. He returned to it without his companions, and when he lifted a different corner of the sward the package exploded, killing him instantly. He is buried in the Rosehill Cemetery in Doncaster.

Alan, from Hatfield in South Yorkshire, was 31 years old and married.

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