LIST OF PROPERTIES DAMAGED AND LIVES LOST IN BISHOPSTON &
ST ANDREWS DURING THE BRISTOL BLITZ
25th September 1940 (see also Annex 2 below)
At Filton Airplane Factory
Ash, Ernest William (24) of 46 Berkeley Rd, Bishopston
Bailey, Arthur (35) of 35 Seymour Rd, St Andrews
Green, George Robert Fleury (37) of 11 Howard Road, Westbury Park (died 29/9/1940), son of Mr A Green of 15 Belmont Rd, St Andrews
Larry, Jack (29) of 49 Monmouth Rd, Bishopston.
Latham, Kathleen Joan (2) of 7 Cornwall Rd, Bishopston, daughter of Rev Joseph Arthur Victor and Margaret Francis Latham.
McPherson, Frederick William Edwin of 46 North Rd, St Andrews
Packer, Frederick William Edwin (33) of 152 Longmead Ave, Bishopston.
24/25 November 1940
At Stokes Croft
Austin, Francis Walter (23) AF/2620, Fireman (Auxiliary Fire Service) of 60 Upper Cheltenham Place, St Andrews (died 26/11/40 at the BRI).
Marshall, Cyril Rees Thomas (35) AF/540, Fireman (Auxiliary Fire Service) (died 25/11/40 at the BRI) of 7 Nicholas Rd, St Paul’s, husband of Molly Kathleen Marshall.
Wiltshire, Herbert Charles (29) AF/587, Fireman (Auxiliary Fire Service) of 21 Poulton Drive, Bishopston, husband of Eileen M Wiltshire.
[Note all three attended at St Michael & All Angels church in Bishopston and are recorded on its memorial to those of its members who died while serving with the auxiliary Fire Service.]
At 45 Falmouth Rd Bishopston
Bees, Nigel Philip (3) son of Theophilus & Violet Bees.
At 47 Falmouth Rd, Bishopston
Pople, Elizabeth Louisa (55), widow of Henry Thomas Pople and their son Walter Howard Pople (7).
At 49 Falmouth Rd, Bishopston
Bland, Eileen Joan (41)
Bodman, Bessie (51), widow of Charles Bodman.
Meade, Charlotte (88).
At 51 Falmouth Rd, Bishopston
Payne, Alfred Charles (64) husband of Ada Payne
At 23 Clifton Wood Rd
Kirchell, Marjorie Elsie (30) daughter of Benjamin John and Sarah Jane Woorre of 3 Wolferton Rd, St Andrews who was killed together with her husband Edwin (32) and her son David (2).
2/3 December 1940
At Bridewell Police Station, Nelson Street (Central Division)
Belfall, Derrick Cecil (14) – ARP Messenger of 109 Bishop Rd, Bishopston – the only son of engineer Cecil Ernest Belfall and his wife Mary (nee Miller), who was born in Colchester in about May 1926. He was injured after rescuing a baby from a burning building and died at the BRI on the 2nd of December. His dying words were “I have delivered my message”. His parents continued to live at 109 Bishop Road until Mary’s death in September 1964, after which Cecil moved to Kerrier in Cornwall where he later died in about March 1983 aged 85.
At 20 Claremont Ave, Bishopston
Burgess, Frederick Beaumont (48), member of the Home Guard and husband of Elsie Constance Burgess who died together with his widowed mother Eliza Ann Burgess (73) and daughter Kathleen Mary Burgess (15).
At 61 Cornwall Rd, Bishopston
Tangye, Grace Evelyn (56)
Trump, John (87) and his wife Beatrice Mary Trump (84)
At Gloucester Rd
Edward, Thomas James (34) Fireman of Pennybont, 2 Llynfi St, Glamorgan, husband of Beatrice Evelyn Edwards.
6/7 December 1940
At 16 Claremont Ave
Randlesome, Helena Mary (40)
AT 18 Claremont Ave
Hawker, William Henry (59) and his wife Doris Rita Hawker (43)
Hearle, Clara (70), widow of E Hearle of 1 Chandos Rd, Redland, Bristol.
16/17 March 1941
At 1 Morgan St, Central Division
May, Elsie May (43) of 50 Raglan Rd, Bishopston, wife of Walter John May.
At 32 Cromwell Rd, St Andrews
Hayes, Sarah Hannah (67), wife of CF Hayes.
At 61 Cromwell Rd, St Andrews
Gordon, Emily Alexander (71) wife of Joseph Gordon (died 29/3/41 at Bristol Homeopathic Hospital).
At 63 Cromwell Rd, St Andrews
Rogers, Betty (9) daughter of Mr & Mrs T P Rogers
At 77 Cromwell Rd, St Andrews
Moon, Arthur Henry (24) and his wife Gladys Moon (?)
At 111 Cromwell Rd, St Andrews
Bridges, Ernest Walter (30), husband of Olive Alice Bridges.
At 26 Belvoir Rd, St Andrews
Butler, Emma Jane (72), widow of Joseph Butler.
At 1 Fairfield Rd, St Andrews
Panes, Sydney Alfred (58) husband of Edith L Pane
At 13 Fairfield Rd, St Andrews
Larcombe, Walter Samuel (52) of the Home Guard and husband of Lilly Mabel Kate Larcombe
At 30 Lancashire Rd, Bishopston
Hague, Samuel Pool (67) Captain (Rtrd) MM, husband of May Hague.
At Cotham Brow, Redland
Hopkins, David Joshua (32) – Report & Control Liaison Officer – husband of Catherine Anne Robinson Hopkins of 80 Cotham Brow and son of Joshua Handel & Annie Hopkins of 19 Seymour /Drive, Bishopston.
3/4 April 1941
At 1 Cambridge Rd, Bishopston
Turner, Ellen (72), widow of Tom Pullen Turner and her daughters Audrey Ellen Mabel (35) and Kathleen Edith Maria Turner (33).
At Falmouth Rd, Bishopston
Watts, Laura Ann (47), wife of AG Watts of 58 Manor Rd, Bishopston and their daughter Brenda Monica Watts (7).
At 68 Falmouth Rd, Bishopston
Warren, Lilly (46) wife of William Edward Warren and their daughter Iris Lillian Alice Warren (13).
At 514 Portway
Berry, Frederick John (46), Lance Corporal 768550 of Field Security Section 113 of “Ladywood” Kingsway, Redcliffe Bay, Portishead. [Also listed on the church war memorial.]
11/12 April 1941
At Colston Ave
Bees, John Henry (34) Sergeant Bristol City Fire Brigade of 14 Tortworth Rd, Horfield, husband of Kathleen Bees and son of Mr G and Mrs E Bees of 25 Raglan Rd, Bishopston.
Pinsker, Simon Wolfe (29), Firewatcher and son of EL & R Pinsker of 55 North Rd, St Andrews.
At 3 Purton Rd, Bishopston
Field, Walter Lewis (57) husband of Elsie Mary Field.
At 5 Purton Rd, Bishopston
Kelly, Betty Mary Doreen (24) wife of Francis Patrick Kelly.
Loader, Frederick William (56) and his wife Violet Loader (42).
At 7 Purton Rd, Bishopston
Hinder, William Augustine (56) of 3 Exeter Rd, Weston Super Mare and husband of M Hinder.
Knight, William R (35), husband of Lillian Knight, together with his mother Sarah Anne Knight (61)
Lewis, Catherine (35)
Osley, Ida (49)
At 11 Purton Rd, Bishopston
Holmes, Edith Frances (56), widow of G Holmes.
7/8 May 1941
At 7 Melita Rd, Bishopston
Barnes, Albert Ernest (30), Police Fireman and son of Chief Supt E Barnes, Bristol Police and husband of Phyllis Eliza Barnes (36) and father of Hilda Audrey Barnes (9) who also died in the raid.
Byrt, Lottie (46) wife of Ernest William Byrt of 6 Melita Rd, Bishopston.
White, Daisy Agnes (40) of Hay Lane, Horsley, Nailsworth, Glos.
At 47 Cromwell Rd, St Andrews
Bryant, Ronald Edward (25) and his wife Henrietta May Bryant (26).
28th April 1942
At Broad Weir, St Mathias
Dowsing, Arthur (69) of 114 Belmont Rd. St Andrews.
At Narrow Weir, St Mathias
Skeates Annie (59) of 44 Elton Rd, Bishopston, widow of Robert Skeates.