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 Agnes Curran “Madge” Macdonald

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Agnes Curran “Madge” Macdonald

Birth
Canada
Death 2 Jun 1917 (aged 21–22)
Folkestone, Shepway District, Kent, England
Burial Folkestone, Shepway District, Kent, England
Plot Section 20 Plot C1853
Memorial ID 194769403 View Source
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1917 June Quarter death registration-
Name: Macdonald, Agnes C.
Age: 22
District: Elham
Volume & Page: 2a & 1521

Agnes C. MacDonald was one of 97 victims, some servicemen, most civilians, of enemy action on Folkestone in Kent, England, at 6pm on Friday, 25 May 1917, during the First World War. A squadron of 23 German Gotha bombers turned on Kent after their planned raid on London failed when they found heavy cloud cover over the capital. Civilians, of all ages, were killed in Shorncliffe Road, Manor Road and Foord Road; the final bomb fell on Tontine Street, with fatal consequences.

Agnes, probably a civilian at the time of her death, would not therefore be accorded war grave status. But she was a stenographer by profession and, upon enlisting, was waiting to embark to France for Ambulance duties; most likely she would have been attached to a nursing corps or Army Medical Corps. In this case, she possibly might qualify.

Agnes, lodging at 12 Connaught Road, was injured at Tontine Street on 25 May 1917. She died, in hospital, from the injuries she'd sustained, on 1 June 1917.


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Agnes C. Macdonald (Madge)
Died June 2nd 1917
From wounds received in the Folkestone air raid
Aged 22 years
Safe with the Lord

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