Pagh-Hansen

First name(s)/Initials: Jørgen
Service number: 14194941
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps/Royal Artillery
Unit(s)/Ship: 87th Airborne Field Regiment
Additional info: Born 10.6.1926. Form Silkeborg. Originally Royal Army Service Corps.

Was killed in on the Cairo-Haifa train on 29th February 1948, along 27 other soldiers (30 injured). It was the worst rail attack on British forces in Palestine. The train was mined north of Rehovoth.

Burried at Ramleh War Cememtery, Plot 15, Row B, Grave 11.

Photo #1 - Jørgen Pagh-Hansen on the left. Standing with Eric Vedsegaard.
Photo #2 - Cairo-Haifa train, Rehovoth February 1948. Courtesy of Sydney Smart http://www.britishforcesinpalestine.org/events48/rehovothfebL.html
Decorations/Campaign medals: General Service Medal 1918-62 with Palestine 1945-48 clasp
Source(s): GSM 1918-62 Palestine 1945-48 medal roll + www.britishforcesinpalestine.org + www.roll-of-honour.com
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