138 Air Supply Platoon RASC

Bob's headstoneInformation supplied by Reg Kelly & photos by Colin Hall.

18th June 1958
Driver Robert ‘Bob’ Body, age 23.

Bob was on escort duties and was in the back of a open sided three-tonner travelling from Nicosia to Famagusta. The vehicle stopped at the ‘Halfway House’ which had a large verandah from where the vehicle could be seen. This was the one place where permission had been granted enabling the escort to leave the vehicle as long as it was kept in sight.

The Driver and JNCO were walking to the Cafe and Bob was told, “Come on Bob, you're allowed to dismount here”. Bob carrying his loaded Sten Gun leapt over the side and on landing his weapon discharged putting two rounds into his midriff. He died three days later in BMH.

Bob is buried in Nicosia (Wayne’s Keep) Military Cemetery, Cyprus. Plot 25 Row A Grave 5.

Wayne’s Keep
Wayne‘s Keep Military Cemetery

Wayne‘s Keep on Google Earth

Cemetery Information Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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