Alice <I>Langdon</I> Gribble


Alice Langdon Gribble

Great Torrington, Torridge District, Devon, England
Death 8 Jun 1941 (aged 52)
Penzance, Cornwall Unitary Authority, Cornwall, England
Burial Penzance, Cornwall Unitary Authority, Cornwall, England
Plot Section R Block 19 Grave 10
Memorial ID 58215500 View Source
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Alice Gribble (maiden name Langdon) was the daughter of John and Mary Langdon (maiden name Short), and the wife of Thomas Gribble. She was a civilian casualty of WW2 when her house was bombed during an air raid which also killed her husband Thomas with whom Alice was laid to rest in PENZANCE CEMETERY, CORNWALL aged 52

The burial register records: Alice Gribble 53 Years Wife of Thomas 4 Alma Terrace, Penzance Con 10-R-19 12/06/21 Rev. A G Coombes Officiating


On Sunday 8 June 1941 five bombs were dropped on the residential district of Penzance, Cornwall killing 9 people, injuring many others and causing widespread damage.

Four houses - 3, 4, 15 and 16 in Alma Terrace were completely demolished. There was further damage when a delayed bomb burst later in the evening.

In number 15 Frederick Charles Beare, a well known local butcher was killed. Also his sister Mrs Jessie Louise Paige and her son Roger Lidstone Paige. Frederick and Jessie's neice Miss Dorothy Louise Beare died upon admission to hospital.

Ellen Rosemary Patricia Tubby, a ten day old baby who lived at 44 Belgravia Street was killed at 17 Alma Terrace.

Thomas and Alice Gribble who lived at number 4 Alma Terrace were killed when their house was struck to the ground, as was their evacuee Edward Thomas William Trengrove who was playing outdoors in Belgravia Street.

The delayed bomb that exploded after darkness had fallen caused the death of Mr Jack Michell a member of the auxiliary fire service and jeweller in the town.

All nine casualties were laid to rest in Penzance Cemetery.

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