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LYNTON & LYNMOUTH - CASUALTY LISTS OF THE 1952 LYNMOUTH FLOOD

 

The memorial inside the church of St. Mary the Virgin, Lynton to the victims of the Lynmouth Flood
This listing is at variance with that given by Eric R. Delderfield in his excellent book The Lynmouth Flood Disaster¹ which was published early in 1953. Reproduced below is the list taken from the book with those who also appear on the church memorial marked *

The memorial inside the church of St. Mary the Virgin, Lynton to the victims of the Lynmouth Flood

15 August 1952

 

NAME

AGE

ADDRESS

BARWICK*
Ada
60
Lynmouth
BOWEN*
Elsie D
32
Lynton
BOWEN*
Ronald
37
Lynton
BOWEN*
Kenneth R. F.
9
Lynton
BREDDY
Derrick
11
Manchester
CHERRY*
Elsie
56
Highgate, London
COULT*
Benjamin
56
Durham
COULT*
Emma
52
Durham
DIMMOCK*
Rodney
8
Lynton
FLOYDE*
Mary A.
64
Lynton
FLOYDE*
Frederick C.
27
Lynton
HISCOCK*
Joyce
21
Australia (on holiday)
JARVIS*
Hannah
77
Lynmouth
LEAWORTHY
William J.
60
Parracombe
LITSON*
Gabriel J.
78
Lynmouth
LITSON*
Charles H.
53
Lynmouth
OXLEY*
Gwenda
22
Australia (on holiday)
RICHARDS*
William N.
30
Lynmouth
RICHARDS*
Gwendoline A.
32
Lynmouth
RICHARDS*
Bernard G.
3
Lynmouth
RICHARDS*
Ernest W.
3m
Lynmouth
RIDD*
Emily
54
Lynton
ROBINSON
Geoffrey
11
Manchester
SHAW
Harold
14
Manchester
SMITH*
Edwin
50
Lynmouth
THORNE
Alys
46
Woking, Surrey
THORNE
Roger
14
Woking, Surrey
WATTS*
Maud E.
72
Lynmouth
WATTS*
William H.
80
Lynmouth

One lady unidentified

MISSING, BELIEVED DROWNED

BATES*
Stella
40
Lynmouth
BOWEN*
David T.
11
Lynton
CANNON*
Elizabeth
75
Lynmouth
WHITBREAD*
Jessie (Jane?)
48
Lynmouth
Lynmouth Flood Disaster

Lynmouth destroyed - August 1952

¹This book can still be obtained from R.J.Reeves, 13 Lee Road, Lynton, Devon  - (01598) 752275

 

 

 

 
 
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