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  John Lovell Ager

 

 



Born in 1877 in Birmingham, The son of Jane Ager and brother of Alfred. The husband of Ann Marie they resided at 149 North Street. He was injured in the November Blitz 14/11/1940 at his home 149 North Street and died four days later at Gulson Road Hospital 19/11/1940 Aged 62. Buried in the communal grave at London Road Cemetery Coventry.
Ann Maria Ager nee Hancox

 

 

 

Born in 1880 at 67 Coventry Street. Daughter of William a Joiner and Jane a Dressmaker. Wife of John Lovell Ager they resided at 149 North Street. A Housewife she was killed in the November Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 59 at 149 North Street. Buried in the communal grave at London Road Cemetery Coventry.
Clara Allport   Born 16/09/1880 widow of Alfred. Resided at 43 King Georges Avenue Foleshill. Housewife. Killed in the November Blitz 14 or 15/11/1941 Aged 60 at the Foleshill Union Shelters. Buried in the communal grave at London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Phyllis Marguerite Allport   Born 03/08/1918 daughter of Alfred and Clara. Resided at 43 King Georges Avenue Foleshill. Clerk Typist for Alfred Herbert Limited. Killed in the November Blitz 14 or 15/11/1941 Aged 22 at the Foleshill Union Shelters. Buried in the communal grave at London Road Cemetery Coventry.
Emma Angliss   Born 25/12/1856 Allesley. Wife of Henry a Watch Finisher (married 1899). Mother of William, Gertrude, Minnie, Frederick & Elsie King. Resided 51 Castle Street, Hillfields. Housewife. Died from injuries received 08/11/1940 Aged 84. Buried London Road Cemetery.
Frank Mathew Archer

  Son of Mr & Mrs W.M. Archer of 17 Rutherglen Avenue, Whitley. Born County Durham. Husband of F Archer. Resided at 649 Sewall Highway, Courthouse Green. Employed at Armstong Whitworth Limited, Works Fireman. Killed in the April Raids 10/04/1941 Aged 27 at 649 Sewall Highway. Buried London Road Cemetery.

David Ashby

  Son of Mr & Mrs Robert Ashby of Thorpe Lane, Wysall, Nottinghamshire. Born 08/12/1912 at Banbury. Husband of Maud resided at Crosbie Road. Employed at Humber Limited. Member of the Coventry Auxiliary Fire Service. Killed in the November Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 28 whilst on duty in Broadgate. Buried London Road Cemetery.

Malvina Bell   Born 20/07/1934 Coventry, daughter of Alfred and Amy Bell of 98 Bulwar Road, Radford. Resided at 7 Geoffrey Close Coventry. Attended Stoke Heath School. Killed in the November Blitz 14/11/1940 at 7 Geoffrey Close Aged 6. Buried London Road Cemetery.
Christopher Bennett

 

Born 14/02/1893 at Quarry Bank Staffordshire the son of Isiah a Banks man at a Clay Mine and Mary Ann. Brother of Isiah, Alfred, Emily, Albert & Ellen. Husband of E. M. Bennett. Resided at 163 Stoney Stanton Road, Coventry. Miner. Killed in the November Blitz at 246 Ansty Road Coventry 14th or 15/11/1940 Aged 47. Buried in the communal grave at London Road Cemetery.

Jack Bennett   Son of Horace E. Bennett and Nellie Bennett, of Headless Cross, Redditch, Worcestershire. 70th Bn. South Staffordshire Reg. Service No: 5252648 Stationed at Whitby. Killed in the November Blitz 15/11/1940 Aged 18 near the Gaumont Cinema. Buried London Road Cemetery.
John Richard Blower

 





Born 07/10/1892 at Foleshill. Son of David a Cycle Finisher and Edna. Brother of Bertha Cordelia, George, Harriett Florence, John Richard, Bert & W Thomas. Husband of Florence. Resided 101 Yelverton Road. Employed Turner, Riley Coventry Limited. Killed whilst fire watching in the April Raids at Yelverton Road 09/04/1941 Aged 47. Buried Communal Grave London Road Cemetery.
Fred Brown   Born 18/08/1886 Husband of Helena Kate. Resided at 83 Crosbie Road. Baker and Confectioner employed by T.H.E. Wright of Albany Road. Died in Warwick Hospital from wounds received in the April Raids 10/04/1941 Aged 55. Buried in the communal grave at London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Helena Kate Brown   Born 01/10/1888 wife of Fred. Resided at 83 Crosbie Road. Killed in the April Raids 09/04/1941 Aged 52 at 83 Crosbie Road. Buried in the communal grave at London Road Cemetery Coventry.
John Bunston

 

 

 

Son of John Bunston, and of Laura Matilda of East Chinnock, Somerset. Resided at 18 Cleveland Road. Member of the 15th Warwickshire (Coventry) Bn. Home Guard. Killed in the April Raids at the Barras Green Social Club 08-09/04/1940 Aged 19. Buried Communal Grave London Road Cemetery.
James Carley   Resided 34 Starley Road. Killed in the April Raids at Warwick Row shelter 14/04/1941 Aged 45. Buried London Road Cemetery.

Helen (Nellie) Chambers

 

 

Resided at Fords Hospital. Widow of A.E. Chambers. Killed at Fords Hospital 15/10/1940 Aged 60 together with Florence Yates (Matron of Fords Hospital). Buried Coventry Cemetery.
Harry Cook

 

 

Son of Harry and Annie Cook, of Coventry Born 26/06/1906 at Coventry. Husband of Ivy Victoria Cook. Resided 19 Coventry Street. Employed by Coventry Motor Fittings Limited. Member of the 11th Warwickshire (Coventry) Bn Home Guard. Died in the April Raids 08-09/04/1941Aged 33 at the Barras Green Social Club.
George Cuthbertson   Born 08/1911 at Carlisle, husband of Mabel. Resided at 11 Hill Cross. Employed at the Triumph Cycle Company Limited. Died in the November Blitz 14/11/1940 at Bablake Shelter Aged 32. Buried in the communal grave at London Road Cemetery.
Charles Thomas Cutts   Born 26/03/1892 Coventry. Resided at 119 Poole Road. Died in the April Raids 08/04/1941 at Poole Road. Buried in the communal grave at London Road Cemetery Coventry.
Jane Marie Lapworth Daly   Born 1873 Coventry daughter of the late Charles and Maria Lapworth, sister of Louis James Daly. Resided at 52 Grosvenor Road. Died in the April Raids 11/04/1941 at 52 Grosvenor Road Aged 66. Buried London Road Cemetery Coventry

Louis James Daly   Born 1866 Coventry son of the late Charles and Maria Lapworth, widower of Florence Honora E Reynolds and husband of Sabra Elizabeth Reynolds (Known as Lilly Daly of Little Park Street) Census 1891 Book Keeper for Coal Merchant & Census 1901 Coal Merchants Clerk. Resided 52 Grosvenor Road. Died in the November Blitz 14/11/1940 killed by enemy action at the Highlands Nursing Home Aged 72. Buried London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Gordon David Danes   Born 06/12/1938 Coventry son of Mr & Mrs H Danes. Resided at 73 Stratford Street. Died in the November Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 23 Months. Buried Wolston Cemetery.
Mary Ann Davis

  Daughter of Mr & Mrs Hirons of Pershore, Worcester. Wife of Wallace Davis. Resided at No.3 Back of 13 Jordon Well. Died in the November Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 39 at Jordon Well.

Marjorie Joan Eaves   Daughter of Edward James and Gertrude Margaret was Born 01/01/1933 in Coventry, she died in the November Blitz 14/11/1940 at the City Isolation Hospital London Road Aged 7.
Frederick William Emerson

 

 

 

Son of Arthur (Wine Merchants Clerk) and Frances Born 23/12/1892 Stoke Newington London. Husband of Olive May resided at 256 Hewitt Avenue and was employed by Daimler Co. Ltd. He died in the April Raids 08/04/1941 at 256 Hewitt Avenue. Buried in the communal grave at London Road Cemetery Coventry.
Albert Edward George Evans   Son of Elias and Clara of 30 Jubilee Road, Weston-Super-Mare Born 10/02/1898 at Garndiffaith South Wales. Husband of Doris. Resided 30 Eagle Street. Employed C.H. Elson & Sons Limited. Member of Civil Defence Service. Died in the April Raids 08/04/1941 at the Auxilary Fire Station Post, London Laundry, Stockton Road Aged 42. Buried Communal Grave London Road Cemetery.

Ivor Wilfred Evans   Son of Elias and Clara Evans, of 30 Jubilee Road, Weston-Super-Mare Born 15/07/1903 at Garndiffaith South Wales. Husband of Gladys. Resided 231 Stoney Stanton Road. Employed C.H. Elson & Sons Limited. Member of the Auxiliary Fire Service. Died in the April Raids 08/04/1941 whilst on duty at London Laundry Auxiliary Fire Station Post, Stockton Road Aged 39. Buried Communal Grave London Road.

James Arthur Fox

  Son of John William a Coal Miner and Julia Sophia Fox of Outwoods, Coleorton, Leicestershire, Born 04/04/1902 Coleorton, Leicestershire. Brother of Isaac and Samuel. Husband of Gladys Mabel. Resided 22 Lammas Road. Police Sergeant Coventry City Police. Killed by a bomb blast 12/10/1940 whilst on duty by the Cranes Hotel at the top of Bishop Street Aged 37 together with PC Leedham. Buried Worthington Parish Cemetery, Worthington, Leicestershire.
Gwendoline May Gascoigne
  Daughter of Horace and Sarah Ann Gascoigne, of 3 Church Street, Greasborough, Yorkshire Born 05/06/1908 at Greasborough. Resided 3 Church Street, Greasborough. Nursing Sister Coventry & Warwickshire Hospital. Killed in the April Raids 08/04/1941 whilst on duty at Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital Aged 32. Buried London Road Cemetery.

Fred Gatford

 

 



Born 22/02/1901 at Brighton. Son of Fred Gatford an Engine Fitter and Adeline. Brother of Gertrude. Resided at 19 May Road. Employed Armstrong Siddeley Motors Limited. Member of the St Johns Ambulance Brigade. Died 19/10/1940 at the Armstrong Siddeley First Aid Surgery. Cremated and ashes buried Coventry Cemetery.
Lance Corporal Arthur James Terence Gorman

  Son of Thomas and Mary Lilian Born 21/07/1919 at Coventry. Resided 14 Welgarth Avenue. Employed Singer Motor Company. Member of the 11th Warwickshire Battalion Home Guard. Died in the April Raids in Corporation Street 09/04/1941 Aged 21. Buried London Road Cemetery.

James Henry Grady

 

 

 

Son of James Henry Grady a Cycle Fitter and Margaret of 45 Bramble Street Born 10/01/1892. Husband of Victoria May and Father of Reg & Con. Licensee of the “Trafalgar Arms” Trafalgar Street. Died at 51 Trafalgar Street in the April Raids 10th/11/04/1941 Aged 49. Buried Communal Grave London Road Cemetery.
Bernard Harbourne   Son of Charles Harbourne Born 15/11/1924 Coventry. Resided 124 Moseley Avenue. Employed Coventry & District Co-operative Society. Server of the Alter at St Nicholas Church Radford. Died in the November Blitz 14/11/1940 at St Nicholas Church Radford Aged 15 together with Alan Hiscocks, Alexander Mc Arthur and Douglas Hill. Buried Communal Grave London Road Cemetery.

Harold Frederick Harrison

 

 

 

Born 18/09/1883 London. Resided at “Sandridge” 8 Kenilworth Road. Manufacturers Agent and Rep. Member of the Civil Defence Wardens Service and Royal Observer Corps/Senior Air Raid Warden. Died in the November Blitz 14/11/1940 at 8 Kenilworth Road Aged 56. Buried Communal Grave, London Road.
Sydney Hartopp   Resided 2 Court 2 House Freeth Street. Volunteer with the Home Guard 11th Warwickshire Battalion. Died in the November Blitz at the Gaumont Cinema 14/11/1940 Aged 18. Buried London Road Cemetery.

Douglas Hill   Son of James William Hill and May Born 04/05/1924 at Marrangaroo New South Wales, Australia. Resided 70 Telfer Road. Attended Barkers Butts School and the Technical College. Scout. Died in the November Blitz 14/11/1940 at St Nicholas Church, Radford Aged 13 together with Bernard Harbourne, Alan Hiscocks and Alexander Mc Arthur. Buried Communal Grave London Road Cemetery.

Alan Hiscocks   Son of Lillian F Hiscocks Born 29/01/1921. Resided 60 Dugdale Road, Radford. Employed at E.T. Peirson & Sons Accountants. Server of the Alter at St Nicholas Church Radford. Died in the November Blitz 14/11/1940 St Nicholas Church Radford Aged 19 together with Bernard Harbourne, Douglas Hill and Alexander Mc Arthur. Buried St Nicholas Church Yard.

 

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