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U.K., WWII Civilian Deaths

Discussion in 'More British Isles Resources' started by canadianbeth, Nov 23, 2019.

  1. canadianbeth

    canadianbeth LostCousins Member

    While following a leaf for a brother of my grandmother I found a daughter of his who died in 1944. It stated "killed by enemy action" in the facts list so I checked the source and found the list mentioned above. She was 22, the wife of an L/Sjt and died 28 June 1944 at Acre Lane. Just looking at the two pages available, someone else was also killed at Acre Lane on that date; that was not the actual address of either person. This was of course later in the month after D-Day; was the enemy still bombing London at that time? I did not know there was a comprehensive list of every civilian who died during that war. It appears to have been broken down into districts; my cousin (Freda Mary Margaret Stilwell, nee Joyce) is listed under London (Kensington) - London (Stoke-Newington) but not dates, as the deaths on those pages span from 1940 to 1945.

    Also on one of those pages was the name of someone else in my tree; not the actual given name but the surname is unusual enough (Sreeves) that he has to be connected somehow, so I shall be poking about further to see where he fits.
     
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  2. Heather

    Heather LostCousins Member

    Thanks for this canadianbeth, very interesting reading, there seems to be about 7 volumes (156 pages) of UK WW2 Civilian deaths 1939 -1945 on Ancestry. Browsing I found 8 pages under the heading "Other deaths - some deaths other than in air raid incidents" One tragic entry notes that 45 people died including 38 young children when an aircraft crashed on a school in a thunderstorm"
     

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