In memory of the 27
7th November 1940
Sarah Huff Collett Aged 51, wife of Frank Collett. Sarah was injured at her home at 7 Arthur Street due to falling anti-aircraft fire, and died in an ambulance on the way to hospital. Sarah, nee Simpson, married Frank locally in 1913. Their son Frederick, known as Fred, on leave from the army, had both legs broken in the blast and spent several months in hospital. Another son Ivan, a Royal Marine, was killed in Sicily in January 1944. Sarah was in the W.V.S., mainly concerned with rest centre work, and appeared as Kenilworth’s only representative on the W.V.S. Roll of Honour. Sarah is buried in Kenilworth cemetery. (link to Arthur Street incident) (have Sarah’s Roll of honour entry)
14th November 1940
Gladys Florence Lawrence Aged 27, wife of Clifford Eric Lawrence, Gladys died in the front room of 14 Hyde Road due to falling bombs. This was the night of the Coventry Blitz. Gladys, nee Jenkins, married Clifford in Birmingham in the early weeks of the war. Gladys is buried in Quinton Cemetery, Birmingham. (link to Hyde Road incident)
21st November 1940
1 Abbey End
Winifred Mary Lancellotte Resident, aged 42, the daughter of Mr & Mrs CH Field, who married Oscar Lancellotte at Bath in 1917. Win died at her home and tea rooms next door to The Globe. Winifred is buried at Kenilworth Cemetery.
William Allen Visitor, aged 63, an aircraft sheet-metal worker from 15 Mansell Street, Foleshill, Coventry. William died with his wife Charlotte, daughter Frances Lucas and her husband Charles at the Lancellotte’s tea room. William, but not Charlotte, is on the London Road Coventry, civilian memorial.
Charlotte Allen Visitor, aged 61, from 15 Mansell Street, Foleshill, Coventry.Charlotte died with her husband William, daughter Frances Lucas and her husband Charles, at the Lancellotte’s tea room.
Charles Edward Lucas Visitor, aged 44, an accountant from Crossways, 42 Knoll Drive, Stivichall. Charles died at the Lancellotte’s tea room, with his wife Frances and her parents William and Charlotte Allen. Charles is buried with his wife at the London Road Cemetery, Coventry.
Frances Lucas Visitor, aged 35, from Crossways, 42 Knoll Drive, Stivichall. Frances died at the Lancellotte’s tea room with her husband Charles and her parents William and Charlotte Allen. Frances is buried with her husband at the London Road Cemetery, Coventry.
2 Abbey End:
Annie Mary Amy Lee Resident, aged 31. Annie, nee Tracey, married William J Lee, a warehouseman, in 1938.
Thomas Bristow Lodger, aged 38, a jig and tool designer for Standard Motor Co., his parents lived in Lincoln. He is buried at Kenilworth cemetery. A small mystery surrounds Thomas; the Commonwealth War Graves Commission records his death as being at 2 Abbey End, and his probate also has his address as 2 Abbey End; however the Kenilworth Cemetery records states his death as being at The Globe.
3 Abbey End:
Isabella Gillis Smith Resident, aged 60, co-proprietor of the drapery, Smith & Millar. Isabella died of her injuries on 27th November in Warneford Hospital, Leamington.
5 Abbey End:
George Webb Resident, aged 62, George died with his wife Nellie at their home, 5 Abbey End. George came from an extensive Kenilworth family that were involved in a number of Kenilworth businesses in the late 19th century. In 1901 George was a brickmaker. For reasons uncertain, George is one of two civilians included on the town’s war memorial for fallen servicemen.
Nellie Webb Resident, aged 58, Nellie died with her husband George at their home, 5 Abbey End.
Arthur Ernest Glennie Visitor, aged 40 of 100 Steppingstones Road, Coventry. Arthur died with his wife Louise at 5 Abbey End. They are buried together at Kenilworth Cemetery.
Louisa Glennie Visitor, aged 40 of 100 Steppingstones Road, Coventry.Louisa died with her husband Arthur at 5 Abbey End. They are buried together at Kenilworth Cemetery.
Ann Eliza Snape Visitor, aged 56, from 93 Stanley Road, Earlsdon, Coventry. Ann died with her husband William and nephew the already orphaned Kenneth Snape, at 5 Abbey End. Ann is buried at London Road Cemetery, Coventry.
Kenneth George Snape Visitor, aged 17, from 93 Stanley Road, Earlsdon, Coventry. Kenneth, who had already lost his parents, died with his aunt and uncle, William and Ann Snape at 5 Abbey End. Kenneth is buried at London Road Cemetery, Coventry.
William Job Snape Visitor, aged 56, from 93 Stanley Road, Earlsdon, Coventry. William died with his wife Ann and nephew the already orphaned Kenneth Snape, at 5 Abbey End. William is buried at London Road Cemetery, Coventry.
An unknown soul. A 65-year-old man, an unidentified victim, was most likely an evacuee from Coventry who had found himself somewhere to sleep, perhaps in an outbuilding, with the property owners unaware. He is probably listed as a missing victim of the Coventry raids.
6 Abbey End:
Lavinia Elizabeth Redwood Resident, aged 52, died at her home, 6 Abbey End. Lavinia, nee Parsons, married Avereld EJ Redwood, born 1883 in Ilminster, in Wimbourne 1911. Lavinia was a hospital depot assistant, and a member of the WVS but post-war was omitted from its Roll of Honour. Lavinia is buried at Kenilworth Cemetery.
7 Abbey End, Salumin:
Mary Ann Saunderson Visitor, aged 57 from Standard Avenue, Coventry. Mary died with her husband Samuel at the home of Jonathon Morris; their home in Coventry was undamaged. Mary and Samuel are buried together at Kenilworth Cemetery.
Samuel Bryce Saunderson Visitor, aged 65 from Standard Avenue, Coventry. Samuel died with his wife Mary at the home of Jonathon Morris; their home in Coventry was undamaged. Mary and Samuel are buried together at Kenilworth Cemetery.
9 Abbey End, The Roseary:
Grace Elizabeth Halls Visitor, aged 40, wife of William Halls an Air Ministry supervisor, of 120 Daventry Road, Coventry. Grace is buried at Kenilworth Cemetery.
1 The Square:
Beatrice Louie Astle Resident, ladies hairdresser aged 30, Beatrice died with her mother Louie.
Louie Astle Resident, widow of Frances S Astle, aged 64, Louie died with her daughter Beatrice.
3 The Square, The Globe Hotel:
Bertie Lamb Visitor, aged 55, a turner, lathe operator, from 13 Gulson Road, Coventry. Bertie is one of two civilians included on the town’s war memorial for fallen servicemen, and is buried at the London Road Cemetery.
Rose Ellen Lane Visitor, aged 65, widow, from 146 Bolingbroke Road, Coventry. Rose is buried at the London Road Cemetery, Coventry.
Ralph Craven Stanley Visitor, aged 27, from Cheylesmore, Coventry. Ralph was the son of licensee James Stanley and was home on leave for the birth of his first child.