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CIVILIAN CASUALTIES OF THE BOMBING OF TORQUAY

 

A - C

 

L. W. AYLES
Civilian. Lizzie Williams Ayles of 121 St. Marychurch Road, Torquay. Died 3 August 1942 at 121 St. Marychurch Road aged 85.
G. BABBAGE*
Child. Gerald Babbage of 16 Park Road, St. Marychurch. Son of Cyril and A. Babbage of 16 Park Road, St. Marychurch. Died 30 May 1943 at St. Marychurch Church aged 9.
E. A. BAKER
Civilian. Edith Amy Baker of 33 Derby Buildings, Britannia Street, King's Cross, London. Daughter of Mrs and the late Mr. E. Baker. Died 4 May 1941 at 11 Third Avenue, Daison Heights, St. Marychurch aged 25.
H. P. BARBER*
Child. Harold Peter Barber of 200 Teignmouth Road, Torquay. Son of Sergeant Harold barber and Elizabeth Grace Barber, of 200 Teignmouth Road. Died on 30 May 1943 at St. Marychurch Parish Church, aged 9.
J. W. BARTRAM
Civilian. James William Bartram MA, of 35 Coventry Road, Ilford, Essex. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. Bartram. Injured 28 May 1944, at Bay Court Hotel. Born in the September Quarter of 1862 at New Cross, Kent. Died at Torbay Hospital 29 May 1944 aged 81.
A. M. BAXTER
Civilian. Adelaide Mabel Baxter (née Parmenter) of Dornaford, Old Mill Road, Chelston. Daughter of Jacob and Naomi Parmenter and widow of Alexander L. Baxter. Born in the September Quarter of 1880 at Swaffham Prior Cambridgeshire. Died 4 September 1942 at Dornaford, Old Mill Road aged 63.
G. H. BEALE*
Child. Gladys Hilda Beale of 10 The Downs, Babbacombe.  Daughter of the late Seaman Beale. Died 30 May 1943 at St. Marychurch Parish Church aged 12.
B. M. BICKFORD
Civilian. Beatrice Mabel Bickford (née Burnard) of 26 Rosery Road, Chelston. Daughter of Elizabeth Burnard and widow of Stanley Bickford. Born in the March Quarter of 1893 at St. Teath. Died  4 September 1942 at 26 Rosery Road aged 49.
S. BLADES
Civilian. Sheriff Blades of 7 Roseford Gardens, Shepherd's Bush, London. Born in the June Quarter of 1874 at Spalding, Lincs. Died 3 August 1942 at 117 St. Marychurch Road aged 69.
M. BOOTH
Civilian. Midgley Booth of 28 Rosery Road, Chelston. Son of George and Rebecca Booth, of Upper Brear, Northowram, Yorkshire; husband of Edith Augusta Booth (née Anning). Born in the September Quarter of 1883 in Halifax. Died 4 September 1942  at 28 Rosery Road aged 59.
J. M. BROTHERTON
Child. Joan Marion Brotherton of 121 Abbey Road, Torquay. Daughter of John William and Isabella Joan Brotherton. Died 4 September 1942 at Tor Hill Road aged 15. 
A. H. BROWN*
Child. Aubrey Harold Brown of 18 Haytor Road, Westhill, St. Marychurch. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Arthur Bown. Died 30 May 1943 at St. Marychurch Parish Church aged 13.
E. C. W. BURN*
Child. Edward Charles William Burn 33 East Pafford Avenue, Watcombe. Son of William Henry and Dorothy Eva Burn. Died 30 May 1943 at St. Marychurch Parish Church aged 10.
E. K. BURTON
Civilian. Evelyn Kate Burton (née Mardon) of 5 Park Crescent, Torquay. Daughter of  Thomas and Louisa Mardon and wife of Major Hugh Astley Burton.  Born in the September Quarter of 1889 in Newton Abbot. Died 29 May 1944 at 5 Park Crescent aged 55.
N. M. CANDY
Civilian. Nellie Maria Candy. Died 7 June 1942 at Cragside, St. Luke's Park, Torquay aged 50.
E. D. CANN
Civilian. Ethel Davey Cann of 2 Lindridge Road, St. Mary Church. Wife of Harry Cann.  Injured 25 October 1942, at 2 Lindridge Road; died at Torbay Hospital 26 October 1942 aged 44.
B. CANON
Child. Betty Canon of Spanish Ladies Cafe, Saltdean, Brighton. Daughter of Cpl. Edward Lionel Canon, and of Martha Canon and sister of George (see below). Died 29 May 1944 at Bay Court Hotel, Park Place aged 9.
E. L. CANON
Corporal Edward Lionel Canon of the Intelligence Corps. Son of David and Rose Canon; husband of Martha Canon and father of George David and Betty Canon, of Saltdean, Brighton, Sussex, all of whom were killed in the same incident. Born in the March Quarter of 1903 in Holborn. Died 29 May 1944 at Bay Court Hotel aged 42.
G. D. CANON
Child. George David Canon of Spanish Ladies Cafe, Saltdean, Brighton. Son of Cpl. Edward Lionel Canon, and of Martha Canon and brother of Betty (see above). Died  29 May 1944 at Bay Court Hotel, Park Place aged 6.
M. CANON
Civilian. Martha Canon of Spanish Ladies Cafe, Saltdean, Brighton. Wife of Cpl. Edward Lionel Canon (killed in same incident) and mother of Betty and George (see above). Died  29 May 1944 at Bay Court Hotel, Park Place aged 29.
N. M. CARSON
Child. Norah Margaret Carson of Old Court Hotel, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire.  Daughter of Richard and Hilda Maud Carson. Died  29 May 1944 at Bay Court Hotel, Park Place aged 16.
E. CHAPMAN
Civilian. Eliza Chapman (née Mills) of 2 Hills Cottages, Higher Terrace, Torquay. Widow of George James Chapman. Born in the September Quarter of 1869 at Torquay. Died 17 February 1943 at 2 Hills Cottages aged 78.
A. E. CLARKSON
Civilian firewatcher. Albert Edward Chapman of 18 Kingshurst Drive, Paignton. Son of the late Thomas and Martha Clarkson and husband of Kate Frances Pamela Clarkson. Injured 22 March 1941, at Plymouth; died  17 April 1942 at Torbay Hospital aged 50.
R. M. CLEMENTS
Civilian. Ruth Maud Clements (née Anthony) of 10 Alexandra Road, Ellacombe. Daughter of James and Annie Anthony and wife of Frederick John Clements. Born in the September Quarter of 1886 in Torquay. Died 3 August 1942 at 10 Alexandra Road aged 56.
D. B. A COAD
Civilian. Doris Beatrice Annie Coad of 7 Victoria Park Road, Torquay.  Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Endacott, of 4 Coburg Place, Rock Road and wife of Gunner William Percy Coad, of the Royal Artillery. Born in  1906. Injured  4 September 1942 at Torquay; died same day at Torbay Hospital aged 36.
C. H. COLLINGS*
Civilian. Charles Henry Collings of 18 Princess Street, Babbacombe. Son of John and Ann Collings, of Boston Fields and husband of Emma Louisa Collings (née Cribbett) (see also William Henry Cribbett below). Born in the December Quarter of 1868 in Torquay. Died 30 May 1943 at 18 Princess Street aged 75.
P. L. COOK*
Child. Phoebe Louise Cook of 10 The Downs, Babbacombe. Daughter of Ralph Cook, of 120 Leesland Road, Gosport, Hampshire. Died 30 May 1943 at St. Marychurch Parish Church aged 12.
M. COOKE*
Child. Margaret Cooke  of 10 The Downs, Babbacombe. Died 30 May 1943 at St. Marychurch Parish Church aged 11.
C. R. COOKSLEY*
Civilian ARP messenger. Clifford Reginald Cooksley  of 11 Princess Street, Babbacombe. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Cooksley. Born in the March Quarter of 1927 in Torquay. Died 30 May 1943 at 22 Princess Street aged 16.
E. J. COX
Civilian. Elizabeth Julia Cox (née Clarke) of Bay Court Hotel, Park Place, Torquay.  Widow of Jehu Christopher Cox. Born in the March Quarter of 1885 in Camberwell. Died 29 May 1944 at Bay Court Hotel, Park Place, Torquay aged 59.
W. H. CRIBBETT*
Child. William Henry Cribbett of 8 Silver Street, Ipplepen, Newton Abbot. Son of Cpl. William Henry Cribbett, R.A.F., and Olive Mary Cribbett. Born in the December Quarter of 1928. Died 30 May 1943 at 18 Princess Street, Babbacombe aged 14. (See entry for Charles Henry Collings above).
C. R. CROCKER
Civilian Home Guard. Charles Raymond Crocker of 98 Salisbury Avenue, Hele. Son of Ernest A. and Emily A. Crocker, of Torre and husband of Muriel Crocker (née Pritchard). Born in the September Quarter of 1906 at Torquay. Died 25 April 1942 at 98 Salisbury Avenue aged 36.
M. CROCKER
Civilian. Muriel Crocker of 98 Salisbury Avenue, Hele. Daughter of  Germain and E. Ryde, of 24 Morcombe Road and wife of Charles Raymont Crocker. Born in the March Quarter of 1909 in Mansfield. Died 25 April 1942 at 98 Salisbury Avenue aged 33.
N. CROCKER
Child. Norma Crocker of 98 Salisbury Avenue, Hele. Daughter of Charles Raymond Crocker and Muriel Crocker.  Injured 25 April 1942 at 98 Salisbury Avenue; died same day at Torbay Hospital aged 6.
N. CUMMING
Civilian. Ellen Cumming ("Nellie") (née Pinnell) of 23 Adamson Road, Hampstead, London. Wife of Ralph Cumming.  Injured 22 April 1941, at Walton Lodge; died 28 April 1941 at Torbay Hospital aged 68. 
R. CUMMING
Civilian. Ralph Cumming  of 23 Adamson Road, Hampstead, London.  Son of the late Dr. Arthur Cumming and Mrs. Jane Cumming, of Exeter and husband of Nellie Cumming. Born 1857 in Exeter. Injured 22 April 1941, at Walton Lodge; died 23 April 1941 at Torbay Hospital. aged 84.
K. M. CUMMINGS
Civilian. Kathleen May Cummings of 39 Wonford Street, Exeter.  Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Pritchard of 39 Wonford Street, Exeter and wife of Ralph George Cummings of the same address. Injured 7 June 1942, at Torquay; died at Torbay Hospital 12 June 1942 aged 21.

 

* See Casualties of the bombing of St. Marychurch.

 

 
 
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