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Civilian casualty of the Great War, Agnes was killed in the village of Canewdon by an incendiary bomb which landed on her house when dropped from a Zeppelin. She was the first woman to be killed in mainland Britain and received a "heroine's" funeral. The event was widely reported in the papers of the time.
There were 20 raids in 1915, in which 37 tons of bombs were dropped, killing 181 people and injuring 455.
With two Navy raids failing due to bad weather on 14 and 15 April, it was decided to hold off further action until the more capable P-class Zeppelins were in service. The Army received its P-class Zeppelins first and undertook the first raids. Erich Linnarz commanded LZ.38 on a raid over Ipswich on 29–30 April and again on 9–10 May, attacking Southend; LZ.38 also attacked Dover and Ramsgate on 16–17 May, before returning to bomb Southend on 26–27 May. These four raids killed six people and injured six
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Created by: geoffrey gillon
Record added: Apr 10, 2013
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