War Memorial-Civilians

War Memorial-Civilians

Birth
Death 12 Nov 1944
Nazeing, Epping Forest District, Essex, England
Burial Nazeing, Epping Forest District, Essex, England
Memorial ID 47665934 · View Source
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The memorial stands over the mass grave of 10 WWII Civilian Casualties who perished as a result of V2 rocket, which it is thought was intended to strike the nearby Royal Gunpowder Mills at Waltham Abbey.
The Burial Register records:"Includes burials (numbers 252-260) on 16 November 1944 of 10 persons 'killed by enemy action on Sunday, Nov. 12', when 'A rocket fell on St. Leonard's Rd."
Inquests held at Epping.
Victims were:

Amelia Helen Florence Green,aged 35-killed at her home,
3 Tatsfield Cottages, St. Leonard's Road, Nazeing. Daughter of Mr. Green, of 22 Swanfield Road, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire.

David Edward George King,aged 7-killed at Nazeing. Resident of 88 Saxone Road, Bow, London. Son of William George Francis King. His brother, William George King also perished.

William George King,aged 12-killed at Nazeing.
Resident of 88 Saxone Road, Bow, London. Son of William George Francis King. His brother, David Edward George King also perished.

George William Lucas,aged 20, killed at his home,2 Tatsfield Cottages, St. Leonard's Road, Nazeing. Son of Kate Lilian Lucas, and his sister, Ruby Gladys Lucas also perished in this incident. His father was Thomas George Lucas.

Kate Lilian Lucas aged 44, killed at her home,2 Tatsfield Cottages, St. Leonard's Road, Nazeing. Wife of Thomas George Lucas.Her son George William Lucas, and daughter,Ruby Gladys Lucas were also killed in this incident.

Ruby Gladys Lucas,aged 12, killed at her home 2 Tatsfield Cottages, St. Leonard's Road, Nazeing along with her brother and mother.Her father was Thomas George Lucas.

Ada Rachel Merrifield,aged 71.Member of the Women's Voluntary Service (W.V.S.);killed at her home, 1 Tatsfield Cottages, St. Leonard's Road, Nazeing. Widow of Henry Merrifield.

Charles James Newton,aged 42 Air Raid Warden; of Hill-View, St. Leonard's Road, Nazeing. Son of the late James and Amelia Newton, of 85 Swanfield Road, Waltham Cross; husband of Doris Mary Newton. Died at St. Leonard's Road.

Basil Leslie Rumsey,aged 10, killed at his home "Lynton", St. Leonard's Road, Nazeing. Son of Leslie and Kathleen Cardew Rumsey.

John Henry Weare,aged 9.Son of Frederick George and Helen Annie Weare, of The Crooked Billet, Nazeing. Died at The Crooked Billet.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: geoffrey gillon
  • Added: 6 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 47665934
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for War Memorial-Civilians (unknown–12 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 47665934, citing All Saints Churchyard, Nazeing, Epping Forest District, Essex, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .