TWENTY CIVILIANS KILLED

in the bombing raid


The photographs of the bomb damage here are from the collection of the
Newmarket Local History Society


BARKER, Ada Lily

BARNES, Allan Francis

CHAPMAN, Henry

COLE, Winifred May

DOIG, William Harvey

FULLER, Leslie Arthur

GALE, William Jefford

GROVES, George Jasper

HARDING, Laban Diver

HOLLOWAY, Peter James

HUMPHRIES, Margery

HUTCHINSON, Gertie

JENNINGS, Richard F

KERRY, Queenie

LAMBERT, Viola Alice

LITTLE, James

PECK, Nina Mary

STRINGER, Walter

WATERS, Louisa

WHELAN, William Alfred

It is likely that 7 Servicemen were also killed, so the next task is to identify them
This will be more difficult as none of their deaths were registered in Newmarket and it is not even known on which day they may have died. Being war time very little of such information would have been made public.To this day no-one knows what the Army meeting at the Memorial Hall was about. It would have certainly brought more soldiers to the town centre, the officers drivers were unlikely to have stayed with their vehicle. The Grosvenor Arms and the White Hart may well have been a most welcome sight.



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