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Church Organist and Bomb Disposal Expert

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posted on 2024-06-05, 19:27 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

Relates to Geoffrey Arthur Maurice Sargent. The youngest of 13 children, he worked as a surveyor before the war. At the outbreak of hostilities he trained as a bomb disposal operative, and was commissioned, eventually attaining the rank of Major. He received the MBE for his work, mainly, we think, in Asia. Having survived the war he returned home and became a church organist and choir master in churches local to The Lee. He was related to the organist, conductor, and composer Sir Malcolm Sargent.

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1. Photo of Geoffrey Sargent 2. Photo of "inhabitants of hut 23" BMJRD

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Geoffrey Arthur Maurice Sargent

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Mary Jane Geraldine Gould

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Shared at The Lee Parish Hall, Buckinghamshire on 19 February 2023.

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90680 | LEE008

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