From the list of civilian war dead, York, 29 April 1942
This information is based on a list on the Genuki website, extracted from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission records.
As the CWGC records are now available online, I’ve linked the names to the relevant entries.
Further notes, links, and a map are at the bottom of the page.
This list shows the impact – part of it – on the civilian population, of one bombing raid, on one city, in one war.
The addresses shown are where individuals died, not necessarily their home address. Please see the CWGC records linked from the names for more information. If you have further information or notice any inaccuracies, please email me via the contact link.
|Adams, Thomas Cyril||37||16 Bootham Cres, York|
|Akers, Betty Audrey||12||49 Nunthorpe Rd, York|
|Atkin, Ernest||45||26 Bootham Cres, York||Firewatcher|
|Blenkin, Christine Elizabeth||11||39 Bootham Cres, York|
|Blenkin, Pauline Mary||14||39 Bootham Cres, York|
|Borley, Florence Evelyn||55||112 Spalding Ave, York|
|Boyes, Ethel||44||45 Nunthorpe Rd, York|
|Boyes, Noel||9||45 Nunthorpe Rd, York|
|Broadhead, Arthur (more …)||31||Bootham Cres, York (memorial)||National Fire Service|
|Butler, Elsie||40||46 Nunthorpe Rd, York|
|Button, Audrey||12||35 Amberley St, York|
|Button, Elsie||35||35 Amberley St, York||see note 1, below|
|Button, Gillian Patricia||22 months||35 Amberley St, York|
|Button, James William||39||35 Amberley St, York|
|Button, Kenneth Ingham||15||35 Amberley St, York|
|Cammidge, Lilian||51||55 Chatsworth Terr, York|
|Campbell, Janet||2||16 Burton Stone Lne, York|
|Campbell, Patricia Ida||28||16 Burton Stone Lne, York|
|Chambers, John Edward||36||20 Queen Anne’s Rd, York|
|Cherry, Emily||77||18 Westminster Rd, York|
|Cherry, Frances Annie||79||18 Westminster Rd, York|
|Clayton, Madeline||50||The Bar Convent, York||Mother Mary Agnes|
|Colman, George Harold||56||Bootham Cres, York||Deputy Head Warden|
|Cooper, Katherine||47||6 Pickering Terr, York|
|Copping, Marjorie||33||8 Fairway, Clifton, York|
|Dale, Jane||64||13 Mansfield St, York|
|Davies, Arthur Leonard Simpson||6||Phoenix Cott, York|
|Dickens, Emma||65||39 Amberley St, York|
|Dickens, Gertrude||40||39 Amberley St, York|
|Dickens, William Thomas||69||39 Amberley St, York|
|Dickinson, Edith Melita||47||103 Spalding Ave, Clifton|
|Duncan, James||2||110 Spalding Ave, Clifton|
|Duncan, Noelle||22||110 Spalding Ave, Clifton|
|Emmerson, Albert||29||Chatsworth Terr, York||Air-Raid Warden|
|Ezard, Ellen Elizabeth||44||53 Chatsworth Terr, York|
|Ezard, James||50||53 Chatsworth Terr, York|
|Ezard, Muriel||9||53 Chatsworth Terr, York|
|Farrington, Ada||73||14 Chatsworth Terr, York|
|Farrington, Sylvan||50||14 Chatsworth Terr, York|
|Farrow, Mary Jane||66||55 Chatsworth Terr, York|
|Fowler, John Herbert||34||Chatsworth Terr, York||Air-Raid Warden|
|Hall, Rita Amy||26||16 Burton Stone Lne, York|
|Halliday, Charles Milford||30||62 Price St, York||see note 2, below|
|Harrison, John William||77||68 Garfield Terr, York|
|Helstrip, Florence||38||110 Spalding Ave, Clifton, York|
|Helstrip, Florence Mary||14||110 Spalding Ave, Clifton|
|Helstrip, Mildred||10 months||110 Spalding Ave, Clifton|
|Holliday, Tom||62||26 Nunthorpe Cres, York|
|Hooker, Ada Fanny||55||30 Bootham Cres, York|
|Howe, Martha||61||80 Rowntree Ave, York|
|Hyde, Maxwell||6||110 Spalding Ave, Clifton|
|Hyde, Ruby||30||110 Spalding Ave, Clifton|
|Hyde, Yvonne||6||110 Spalding Ave, Clifton|
|Jackson, Annie||45||35 Amberley St, York||see note 3, below|
|Jackson, Ella||21||35 Amberley St, York|
|Jameson, Francis Noel||36||12 Livingstone St, York|
|Jordan, Eva||53||The Bar Convent, York||Mother Mary Vincent|
|Kent, Clifford||47||Collingwood Ave, York||Air-Raid Warden|
|Leeming, Doris Elsie||38||6 Pickering Terr, York|
|Leeming, June Doris||7||6 Pickering Terr, York|
|Little, Florence||59||39 Bootham Cres, York|
|Littlewood, Ellen||71||14 Bootham Sq, York|
|Long, William||31||12 Sycamore Terr, York|
|Loveley, Emma||66||37 Amberley St, York|
|Loveley, William Edward||68||37 Amberley St, York|
|Macmillan, Mary Isabel||21||16 Bootham Cres, York|
|Maddison, Florence Ada||49||39 Lavender Grove, York|
|McClorry, Jane||65||The Bar Convent, York||Firewatcher|
|Mercer, Henry||75||Welwyn Hse Flats, York|
|Mercer, Louisa Emily||69||Welwyn Hse Flats, York|
|Milner, William (more …)||42||LNER Station, York (memorial)||St John Ambulance Brigade|
|Mort, Francis Royston||17||20 Queen Anne’s Rd, York|
|Mort, Helen||56||20 Queen Anne’s Rd, York|
|Munn, Leslie||24||20 Queen Anne’s Rd, York|
|Murphy, Margaret||50||The Bar Convent, York||Firewatcher|
|Nutter, Kenneth Ellis||2||35 Amberley St, York|
|Nutter, Lola||21||35 Amberley St, York|
|O’Connor, Mary Ann||39||The Bar Convent, York||Firewatcher|
|Oakley, Gordon||37||6 Fairway, Clifton, York|
|Ord, Halbert||66||Bootham Crescent, York||Firewatcher
see note 5, below
|Pearson, Amy||51||16 Burton Stone Lane, York|
|Pope, Betty||6||Queen Anne’s School Shelter, York|
|Powell, Herbert Henry||62||6 North Parade, York|
|Ruskin, John Henry||30||York||see note 4, below|
|Skelton, Stella Evelyn||35||1 Phoenix Cotts, Leeman Rd, York|
|Smith, Michael||2||Grant Ave, Fulford Rd, York|
|Smith, Robert William||64||LNER Police Office, York|
|Thompson, Dorothy||52||2 Malton Way, Clifton|
|Trotter, William Alfred||60||16 Westminster Rd, York|
|Wilkinson, John Stanley||35||6 Fairway, Clifton, York|
|Worthington, Ernestine Jane||65||18 Queen Anne’s Rd, York|
|Worthington, Gwendoline Stockton||60||18 Queen Anne’s Rd, York|
|Wragg, Benjamin||45||45 Plantation Drive, York|
|Wray, Hilda||36||Burton Stone Lane, York|
1) Elsie Button. Injured 29 April 1942, at 35 Amberley St. Died at York County Hospital, 7 May
2) Charles Milford Halliday. CWGC record. Mr Halliday died over a year after the raid, on 15 May 1943 in Pinderfields Hospital from spinal injuries received.
3) Annie Jackson. CWGC record incomplete. Of 31 Amberley Street.
4) John Henry Ruskin. Of 44 Bootham Crescent. Died at Military Hospital, 11 May.
5) Halbert Ord apparently received a direct hit – his body was never recovered & his death was not registered until 10th July.
Thanks to David Poole for additional information included in these notes.
Poppleton Road Memorial Hall
A plaque at the Poppleton Road Memorial Hall (external link) remembers those who died at the Amberley Street and Chatsworth Terrace addresses. Nine people died at 35 Amberley Street alone.
View York, 29 April 1942 – civilian deaths in a larger map
Links & further information
See also the York Air Raids pages, which present the Civil Defence reports of bombing raids on York, with locations of incidents marked on Google maps.
The searchable Commonwealth War Graves Commission database includes the casualties listed here, as well as those killed in the other bombing raids on York.
Telegraph – Britain at War: Warming up with a Baedeker raid on York – the memories of C Fawcett, ten years old at the time.
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Page compiled in 2011.
The original list from the Genuki website is © Brian Pears and Carl Nutbrown 1995-2000, reproduced with permission. Notes on the original Genuki list. Please link back to this page if using information from this list.
Changes/additions in 2012: Removed references to the East/North Riding, and to ‘Flaxton’ district (which refer to properties now in the Clifton/Rawcliffe (Clifton Without) area); linked to the original CWGC records; added further notes in right-hand column, clarified dates where date of death was not 29 April 1942. Added information regarding queries in notes – thanks to David Poole.
Last updated: 15 March 2018 (updated broken link. Thanks Paul Hepworth in the comments).
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