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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Civilian War Dead - Sandown & Shanklin -


Shanklin WW II Memorial
 
WW II Memorial showing Fire Service personnel
 

Civilian War Deaths extracted from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission records for

Sandown & Shanklin, Urban District
 
Name Service Date of Death Age Where buried CWGC reference link
ATTRILL, ROBERT WILLIAMNFS Messenger03/01/194316CWGC record...
BAKER, LOUISA23/03/194149CWGC record...
BROWN, ALFRED BUCHANANNFS Leading Fireman03/01/194336CWGC record...
BUCKLEY, ELIZABETH JANETFire Guard Service17/02/194368CWGC record...
CHEETHAM, EVA03/01/194370Ventnor CemeteryCWGC record... Biographical information
CLARKE, EDITH MARION23/08/194056CWGC record...
COHEN, DAVIDNFS Fireman03/01/194335CWGC record...
DANIEL, HELEN MERCY07/07/194455CWGC record...
DAY, IVOR CHARLESNFS Fireman03/01/194339CWGC record...
DOVE, ALBERT WILLIAM23/03/194174CWGC record...
DOVE, HELENA23/03/194175?CWGC record...
DRUDGE, LESLIE FRANK04/01/194329CWGC record...
ELDRIDGE, LAWRENCE DESMONDNFS Messenger03/01/194317Brading St Mary's ChurchyardCWGC record...
GLANTZSPIGEL, HARRYNFS Fireman03/01/194332East Ham Jewish CemeteryCWGC record...
HARRIS, EDWARD FRANCISNFS Fireman03/01/194348CWGC record...
HEALEY, THOMAS JOHNNFS Fireman03/01/194338CWGC record...
HOLDEN, DOROTHY ISABELSRN17/03/194338CWGC record...
HOOKEY, FLORENCE MABEL03/01/194330CWGC record...
HOOKEY, STELLA FRANCES03/01/19434CWGC record...
HOWARD, RUBY MAYNFS Firewoman03/01/194349CWGC record...
IRONS, ALICE ISABELLA17/02/194358CWGC record...
IRONS, ROBERT BEATTIE17/02/194365CWGC record...
JACOBS, LESLIE ALFREDNFS Fireman03/01/194339CWGC record...
KINGSWELL, AUDREY FRANCES01/02/19433CWGC record...
KINGSWELL, DOROTHY17/02/194334CWGC record...
KINGSWELL, EDWARD JAMESNFS Fireman03/01/194334CWGC record...
KINGSWELL, MARY ANN17/02/194368CWGC record...
LIPSCOMBE, WILLIAM THOMASHome Guard, Serjeant03/07/194470CWGC record...
McLAUGHLIN, MARY CLARE JOSEPH03/01/194360CWGC record...
MOSS, ARTHUR HAROLD16/05/194461CWGC record...
MOSS, ELIZA21/05/194461CWGC record...
MOSS, PATRICIA MARY16/05/194430CWGC record...
NIBLETT, LILY VIOLET17/02/194330CWGC record...
PIKE, ETHEL FANNY17/02/194357CWGC record...
PIKE, MARJORIE FRANCES17/02/194327CWGC record...
PIPER, EMMA MARY20/09/194163No CWGC record (* see below)
POULTER, ROSEMARY FRANCES03/01/194316CWGC record...
REDDIE-FRASER, MARY AGNES03/01/194371CWGC record...
ROBERTSON, MARY ALICE18/02/194386CWGC record...
ROGERS, HARRY03/01/194364CWGC record...
ROGERS, HELENA KATE06/01/194366CWGC record...
SHEATH, PERCY JAMESNFS Fireman03/01/194338Mount Joy CemeteryCWGC record...
SHEPHERD, BERTHA ANNIE19/08/194264CWGC record...
SQUIBB, GEORGE WILLIAMNFS Fireman17/02/194361CWGC record...
WEST, EMILY MARY DALE03/01/194355CWGC record...
WRIGHT, NINA FRANCES03/01/194335CWGC record...

ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, September 26, 1941 Page 1

Injury to three pedestrians, and the damaging of eight houses, through the bursting of a stray shell in Arthur's Hill, Shanklin, on Friday last, has had a tragic sequel. Mrs. Emma Mary Piper (63), of Homelands, Shanklin, who was the more seriously injured, died at the Home of rest Emergency Hospital Saturday night.

Mrs Piper is not recorded as a casualty of enemy action by the CWGC.

ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, January 8, 1943 Page 1

The thoughts of local residents have been sympathetically directed to the inhabitants of another Island town who experienced a heavy air raid on Sunday, in which a number of fatal casualties resulted. All who know anything of these "tip and run" raids can sympathise to the full with those who have undergone this latest example of Nazi frightfulness.
The announcement made over the air by the B.B.C. on Sunday evening that a district on the Isle of Wight had been bombed came as a surprise to many people, as on previous occasions the expression "South Coast" had been employed to describe such happenings affecting the Island. Many enquiries by telephone and telegram, from anxious relatives living on the mainland, resulted. The fact that the incident occurred on the first Sunday following the lifting of the ban on visitors to the Island was a point which was not overlooked by some of the mainland papers.

ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, January 22, 1943 Page 1

Their Majesties the King and Queen, through Lord Mottistone, Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, have expressed their sympathy with the inhabitants of the place in the island which suffered in Sunday's air raid, and with the bereaved relatives and those who were removed to hospital or suffered personal loss. The message was personally conveyed by Lord Mottistone to the Chairman of the District Council concerned.
Sir Harry Haig (Regional Commissioner) and General Collins (Deputy Regional Commissioner), with Lord Mottistone, visited the stricken area on the day following the raid and met the heads of the local Civil Defence Services etc. Later they inspected the damage done.
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In view of the great anxiety caused to relatives of Islanders living on the mainland upon hearing the Isle of Wight mentioned in official communiques broadcast by the B.B.C., a difference of opinion has arisen as to the wisdom of the recent departure from custom on the part of the authorities. There are probably sound arguments, both for and against the innovation, but the fact remains that the latest wording of the announcements focuses public attention - and anxiety - upon a relatively small area. Possibly more will be heard on this point before long.
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Although the death-roll, alas, totalled seven, it is remarkable, in view of the nature of the attack, that the figure was not larger. Quite a number of people had most provident escapes. Despite their trying ordeal, inhabitants of the district were very brave and there was a fine spirit of comradeship in evidence. That the term "Good Samaritan" is not obsolete was proved over and over again.

Wartime censorship required newspapers to refrain from identifying the precise location of air-raids, but it is clear that these reports relate to the bombing of Shanklin on 3 January 1943
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Page last updated : 22 February 2015 (added reports of bombing)


 
 

 
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