THE CIVILIAN WAR DEAD OF PITSMOOR

SHEFFIELD 1939-1945

Many years ago I was given a A4 sized booklet called “Welcome To Pitsmoor – Glimpses of Pitsmoor Past and  Present” . It was a fascinating book that contained some marvellous photos I had never seen before. In addition to the photos it tried to cover all the many different areas that go to form a community. Quite naturally it referred to quite staggering number of Pitsmoor, men who died in the 1914 – 1918 Great War – 279 who are incidentally individually named on the memorial in Christ Church, Pitsmoor. The article then went on to mention that 

“as far as can be ascertained no complete list of Pitsmoor air-raid victims, including eight killed in the Ellesmere area in October 1941 has been published. We believe the list opposite, compiled from records in the city library is complete, and readers may visualise the human suffering and tragedy represented here”

Under the title ROLL OF HONOUR OF CIVILIAN WAR DEAD OF PITSMOOR AREA  it then goes on to list the name of each person who died and where known, the location of their death. Where children are killed it gives their ages.

A few years ago I wrote an article on the events surrounding the loss of life that occurred in the Marples Public House on 12th-13th December 1940 during the Blitz. It was the largest single loss of life in Sheffield since the Great Sheffield Flood of 1864. The exact number of fatalities at Marples will never be known but it struck me that the list in the booklet contained NINETY names of  Pitsmoor civilians killed in the air raids.

The accepted figure for civilians killed in the two raids of 12th – 15th December 1940 is 668 – if this is the case then over 8% of the fatalities occurred in this one area.

In the light of this I thought that it would be useful if I could piece a bit more to together about those Pitsmoor people who lost their lives in the air raids. The original list did contain a number of errors which is only natural given the limitations that they worked under – the compilers did not have access to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Register which has been an enormous help in finding the additional details

THE TRAGEDY OF WAR

ROLL OF HONOUR OF CIVILIAN WAR DEAD OF PITSMOOR AREA – SHEFFIELD 

NAME

AGE

DIED

DATE

DETAILS OF THE DECEASED

Annie Bailey

37

70 Grove Street

13 Dec1940

Wife of Arthur Bailey. Died at 70 Grove Street.

Arthur Bailey

41

70 Grove Street

13 Dec1940

Husband of Annie Bailey. Died at 70 Grove Street

John William Battersby

53

29 Stockton Street

12 Dec1940

A.R.P.; of 29 Stockton Street, Pitsmoor. Husband of A. E. Battersby. Died at 29 Stockton Street.

Alice Beatson

 

Marshall Street

13 Dec1940

Daughter of Elizabeth Elshaw, of 3 Hessle Street; wife of William Beatson, of 2 Court, 5 House, Marshall Street. Died at 3 Court, 4 House, Marshall Street.

Elsie Winifred  Berrisford

33

Nursery Street

13 Dec1940

of 83 Southgrove Road, Ecclesall. Daughter of Mrs. Neil, of 6 Findon Street; wife of John Redfern Berrisford. Died at Laurel Works, Nursery Street.

John Redfern Berrisford

33

Nursery Street

13 Dec1940

of 83 Southgrove Road, Ecclesall. Son of Mrs. C. Berrisford, of 38 Bradfield Road; husband of Elsie Winifred Berrisford. Died at Laurel Works, Nursery Street.

Annie Brean

22

107 Pitsmoor Road

12 Dec1940

Wife of F. Brean. Died at 107 Pitsmoor Road

Cyril Breedon

35

9 Parkwood Road

13 Dec1940

Son of Louisa Bingham (formerly Breedon), of 42 Lister Road; husband of Eva Mildred Breedon. Died at 9 Parkwood Road.

Anita Breedon

3

9 Parkwood Road

13 Dec1940

Daughter of Cyril and Eva Mildred Breedon. Died at 9 Parkwood Road.

Eva Mildred Breedon

32

9 Parkwood Road

13 Dec1940

Daughter of Louisa Walker, of 10 Fowler Terrace; wife of Cyril Breedon. Died at 9 Parkwood Road.

George Breedon

11

9 Parkwood Road

13 Dec1940

Son of Cyril and Eva Mildred Breedon. Died at 9 Parkwood Road.

Terence Breedon

5mth

9 Parkwood Road

13 Dec1940

Son of Cyril and Eva Mildred Breedon. Died at 9 Parkwood Road.

Hilda Brown

30

21 Bressingham Rd

13 Dec1940

Wife of George Brown. Died at 21 Bressingham Road.

Charles William Butler

69

The Wicker

13 Dec1940

of 91 Bressingham Road. Died at Wicker.

John James Burley Clarke

45

9 Parkwood Road,

13 Dec1940

Son of Lettice Agnes, and of the late Samuel Clarke. Died at 9 Parkwood Road.

Lettice Agnes Clarke

69

9 Parkwood Road.

13 Dec1940

of 22 Parkwood Road, Neepsend. Widow of Samuel Clarke. Died at 9 Parkwood Road.

Sarah Coggan

84

111 Pitsmoor Road

12 Dec1940

Widow of Alfred Coggon. Died at 111 Pitsmoor Road.

Andrew Cooper

8

Fox Street

12 Dec1940

of 119 Rock Street, Pitsmoor. Son of W. Cooper (H.M. Forces), and of Linda May Cooper. Died at Fox Street shelter.

Arthur Cooper

7

Fox Street

12 Dec1940

Of 119 Rock Street, Pitsmoor. Son of W. Cooper (H.M. Forces), and of Linda May Cooper. Died at Fox Street shelter

Henry Cooper

5

Fox Street

12 Dec1940

of 119 Rock Street, Pitsmoor. Son of W. Cooper (H.M. Forces), and of Linda May Cooper. Died at Fox Street shelter.

George Cooper

4

Fox Street

12 Dec1940

of 119 Rock Street, Pitsmoor. Son of W. Cooper (H.M. Forces), and of Linda May Cooper. Died at Fox Street shelter.

Linda Cooper

26

Fox Street

12 Dec1940

of 119 Rock Street, Pitsmoor. Daughter of John Henry, and of the late Grace Thurtle; wife of W. Cooper (H.M. Forces). Died at Fox Street shelter.

Mary Ann Cowley

59

289 Ellesmere Road

12 Oct1941

Wife of William Cowley. Died at 289 Ellesmere Road.

William Cowley

58

289 Ellesmere Road

12 Oct1941

Husband of Mary Ann Cowley. Died at 289 Ellesmere Road

Lucy Cox

15

159 Rock Street

12Dec1940

Daughter of Mr. C. H. W. Cox, of 364 Windmill Lane. Died at 159 Rock Street.

Henry George Dixon

50

Brunswick Road

12 Dec1942

of 12 Court, 3 House, Brunswick Road. Husband of Edith Dixon. Died at Nether Edge Hospital.

Lois Dunn

30

159 Rock Street

13 Dec1940

Died at 159 Rock Street

Peter Dunn

6

159 Rock Street

13 Dec1940

Son of Lois Dunn. Died at 159 Rock Street

George Dutton

30

70 Grove Street

 

of 70 Grove Street. Died at 70 Grove Street.

Joseph Fagan

51

15 Buckenham Rd

29 Dec1940

of 5 Sorby Street. Husband of M. Fagan. Died at 15 Buckenham Road

Dorothy Muriel Fleming

18

Grove Street

12 Dec1940

Daughter of J. W. and A. E. Fleming, of 76 Macro Street, Pitsmoor. Died at Grove Street.

Emily Forster

50

Ellesmere Road

13 Dec1940

Of 37 Ellesmere Road,wife of Thomas Frederick Forster Injured at 60 Shepherd Street. Died Royal Infirmary

Percy Greave CHECK

18

Watery Street

12 Dec1940

of 72 Watery Street. Son of Mrs. E. Greaves. Died at Clyde Works shelter, Wicker.

Madge Green

24

Nursery Street

13 Dec1940

Daughter of Joseph Henry and Ellen Elizabeth Green, of 10 Grimesthorpe Road. Died at Laurel Works, Nursery Street.

Beatrice Hawksorth 26 65 Ellesmere Road 12 Dec 1940 Daughter of Thomas William and Lily Hawksworth, of 88 Page Hall Road. .

Doris Healey

32

 23 Bressingham Road

13 Dec1940

Wife of Percy Heeley. Died at 23 Bressingham Road.

Barbara Healey 10 23 Bressingham Road 13 Dec 1940 Daughter of Percy and Doris Heeley. Died at 23 Bressingham Road.

Percy Healey

38

 23 Bressingham Road

15 Dec1940

Husband of Doris Heeley. Injured 13 December 1940, at 23 Bressingham Road; died at City General Hospital.

Edith Hessey

38

Nursery Street

13 Dec1940

of Laurel Works, Nursery Street. Wife of Arthur Hessey. Died at Laurel Works, Nursery Street.

Arthur Hessey

39

Nursery Street

13 Dec1940

of Laurel Works, Nursery Street. Son of Arthur Ellis Hessey, and Fanny Hessey, of 25 Horner Road, Abbeydale; husband of Edith Hessey. Died at Laurel Works, Nursery Street.

Jesse Hill

15

65 Ellesmere Road

12 Dec1940

Daughter of Robert and Millicent Hill, of 18 Guilthwaite Crescent, Whiston. Died at 65 Ellesmere Road.

Nellie Hill

49

Kilton Street

13 Dec1940

Of 2 Court, 5 Kilton Street. Wife of Frank Hill. At 2 Court. 5 Kilton Street

Samuel Holmes

48

160 Fox Street

12 Dec1940

of 160 Fox Street. Husband of Emma Holmes. Died at 160 Fox Street.

Barrie Hutchinson

5m

25 Bressingham Road

13 Dec1940

Son of Samuel Douglas and Mary Ellen Hutchinson. At 25 Bressingham Road.

Patricia Hutchinson

8

25 Bressingham Road

13 Dec1940

Daughter of Samuel Douglas and Mary Ellen Hutchinson. Injured at 25 Bressingham Rd; died same day at City General Hospital.

Ellen Jackson

58

70 Grove Street

13 Dec1940

of 72 Grove Street. Wife of Robert William Jackson. Died at 70 Grove Street

Robert William Jackson

59

70 Grove Street

13 Dec1940

of 72 Grove Street. Husband of Ellen Jackson. Died at 70 Grove Street.

Elias Jarvis 28 65 Ellesmere Road 12 Dec1940 Son of Mr. W. Jarvis, of 77 Yew Lane, 
Ecclesfield. Died at .

Elsie Jepson

29

157 Rock Street.

12 Dec1940

of 157 Rock Street. Daughter of Mrs. M. E. Churchill, of 22/4 Marcus Street, Pitsmoor; wife of J. S. Jepson. Died at 157 Rock Street.

George Lawrence (1)

52

Nursery Street

13 Dec1940

Belmont Hathersage. Died at Laurel Works, Nursery Street

Patricia Lee

3

70 Grove Street

13 Dec1940

of 73 Fowler Street, Pitsmoor. Daughter of Bernard and Kathleen Lee. Died at 70 Grove Street.

James McLardy

60

65 Ellesmere Road

12 Dec1940

of 20 Sedan Street, Pitsmoor. Husband of A. L. McLardy. Died at 65 Ellesmere Road.

Annie Middleton

37

 

285 Ellesmere Road

14 Oct1941

Daughter of Daniel and Harriet A. Hooper, of 291 Ellesmere Road; wife of Horace Middleton. Injured 12 October 1941, at 285 Ellesmere Road; died at Royal Infirmary.

Horace Middleton

40

285 Ellesmere Road

19 Oct1941

Husband of Annie Middleton. Injured 12 October 1941, at 285 Ellesmere Road; died at Royal Infirmary.

Joan Middleton

8

285 Ellesmere Road

12 Oct1941

of 285 Ellesmere Road. Daughter of Horace and Annie Middleton. Died at 285 Ellesmere Road.

John Middleton

53

Woodside Lane

12 Dec1940

of 13 Court, 5 House, Woodside Lane. Son of Mary Middleton. Died at 11 Court 3 House, Woodside Lane.

Mary Middleton

86

Woodside Lane

12 Dec1940

of 11 Court 3 House, Woodside Lane. Died at 11 Court, 3 House, Woodside Lane.

Margaret Milner

50

66 Grove Street

13 Dec1940

of 41 Grove Street. Wife of E. Milner. Died at 66 Grove Street

Teresa Milner

12

66 Grove Street

13 Dec1940

of 41 Grove Street. Daughter of E. Milner, and of Margaret Milner. Died at 66 Grove Street

Agnes Mitchell

54

107 Pitsmoor Road

12 Dec1940

of 107 Pitsmoor Road. Wife of A. Mitchell. Died at 107 Pitsmoor Road.

Archie Mitchell

14

107 Pitsmoor Road

12 Dec1940

of 107 Pitsmoor Road. Son of A. Mitchell, and of Agnes Mitchell. Died at 107 Pitsmoor Road.

Gordon Mitchell

12

107 Pitsmoor Road

12 Dec1940

of 107 Pitsmoor Road. Son of A. Mitchell, and of Agnes Mitchell, at 107 Pitsmoor Road.

Violet Mitchell

18

107 Pitsmoor Road

12 Dec1940

of 107 Pitsmoor Road. Daughter of A. Mitchell, and of Agnes Mitchell. Died at 107 Pitsmoor Road.

Roland Moxon

57

Grove Street

13 Dec1940

of 68 Grove Street, Pitsmoor. Husband of Mary Jane Moxon. Died at Grove Street.

Arnold Arthur Murphy

19

66 Grove Street

13 Dec1940

of 66 Grove Street, Pitsmoor. Son of Kate, and of the late William Hart Murphy. Died at 66 Grove Street.

Kate Murphy

61

66Grove Street

13 Dec1940

of 66 Grove Street, Pitsmoor. Daughter of the late John and Alice Redfern, of 12 Attwood Street, Kidsgrove; widow of William Hart Murphy. Died at 66 Grove Street.

Anthony Neale 

16m

119 Rock Street

13 Dec1940

of 119 Rock Street, Pitsmoor. Son of Ernest Corbett Neale and Edna Neale. At 119 Rock Street.

Edna Neale

23

119 Rock Street

13 Dec1940

of 119 Rock Street, Pitsmoor. Wife of Ernest Corbett Neale. Died at 119 Rock Street.

Ernest Corbett Neale

26

119 Rock Street

13 Dec1940

of 119 Rock Street, Pitsmoor. Son of Dorothy Agnes Davy (formerly Neale), of 9 Kilton Lane; husband of Edna Neale. Died at 119 Rock Street.

Jessie Newton

32

109 Pitsmoor Road

12 Dec1940

of 109 Pitsmoor Road. Daughter of Maud, and of the late James Newton. Died at 109 Pitsmoor Road.

Lily Newton

44

109 Pitsmoor Road

12 Dec1940

of 109 Pitsmoor Road. Daughter of Maud, and of the late James Newton. Died at 109 Pitsmoor Road.

Mary Newton

25

109 Pitsmoor Road

12 Dec1940

of 109 Pitsmoor Road. Daughter of Maud, and of the late James Newton. Died at 109 Pitsmoor Road.

Maud Newton

64

 

109 Pitsmoor Road

12 Dec1940

of 109 Pitsmoor Road. Widow of James Newton. Died at 109 Pitsmoor Road

Jessie Oldfield

41

Nottingham Cliff

12 Dec1940

of 41 Cookswood Road. Daughter of Sam and Jane Oldfield, of 86 Molton Street. Died at Nottingham Cliff.

Ada Poynter

 

50

103 Pitsmoor Road

12 Dec1940

of 103 Pitsmoor Road. Wife of Wallace Poynter

William Sands

30

Wallace Road

13 Dec1940

of 26 Wallace Road. Husband of L. Sands. Died at Royal Infirmary.

Elizabeth Simpson

76

80 Burngreave Road

18 Dec1940

Widow of F. Simpson. Died at 80 Burngreave Road.

Margaret Simpson

23

25 Bressingham Road

13 Dec1940

of 27 Bressingham Road. Daughter of Mary Ellen, and of the late Samuel Simpson. Died at 25 Bressingham Road.

Mary Ellen Simpson

58

25 Bressingham Road

13 Dec1940

of 27 Bressingham Road. Widow of Samuel Simpson. Died at 25 Bressingham Road.

Percival Henry Goodacre Smith

25

65 Ellesmere Road

12 Dec1940

Son of Percy R. and Lily Smith, of 86 Danville Street, Pitsmoor. Died at 65 Ellesmere Road.

James Taylor

77

9 Ellesmere Road

13 Dec1940

of 9 Ellesmere Road. Husband of Mabel Taylor. Injured 12 December 1940, at 9 Ellesmere Road; died at City General Hospital.

James Hilton Tempest

41

287 Ellesmere Road

12 Oct1941

Son of Jane Tempest, of 179 Highfield Cottages, Fartown, Pudsey, and of the late Arthur Tempest; husband of Gladys Eveline Tempest. Died at 287 Ellesmere Road.

Gladys Eveline Tempest

43

287 Ellesmere Road

12 Oct1941

Daughter of Hebdon Flower Lancaster, of 8 Woodlands Grove, Stanningley, Leeds, and of the late Rose Ann Lancaster; wife of James Hilton Tempest. Died at 287 Ellesmere Road.

Edna Tempest

17

287 Ellesmere Road

13 Oct1941

Daughter of James Hilton Tempest and Gladys Eveline Tempest. Injured 12 October 1941, at 287 Ellesmere Road; died at City General Hospital.

Derek Tempest

4

287 Ellesmere Road

12 Oct1941

Son of James Hilton Tempest, and Gladys Eveline Tempest. Died at 287 Ellesmere Road.

John Henry Thurtle

60

119 Rock Street

13 Dec1940

Son of the late March Thurtle; husband of the late Grace Thurtle. Died at 119 Rock Street.

Horace Tuckwood

31

Wicker

12 Dec1940

of 112 Wulfic Road. Died at Samuel Osborne Clyde Works shelter, Wicker

Minnie Vernon

50

111 Pitsmoor Road

12 Dec1940

Daughter of the late David Vernon. Died at 111 Pitsmoor Road.

Edna West

34

95 Rock Street

13 Dec1940

Wife of Herbert West. Died at 95 Rock Street.

Elizabeth West

63

95 Rock Street

13 Dec1940

Wife of Harry West. Died at 95 Rock Street

Geoffrey West

4

95 Rock Street

13 Dec1940

Son of Herbert West, and of Edna West. Died at 95 Rock Street.

Harry West

67

95 Rock Street

13 Dec1940

Husband of Elizabeth West. Died at 95 Rock Street

 

Ellesmere Road - Clun Road, Sheffield 1940

(1) on the original list as George Berrisford

The addresses where the fatalities occurred are

12th -13th December 1940    

  103 Burngreave Road

  66 Grove Street (2)    70 Grove Street (2)(1)(2)(1)    Grove Street(1)

  29 Stockton Street (1)

  Marshall Street (1)

  Nursery Street (2)(1)(2)(1)

    9 Parkwood Road (5 – Breedon Family)(2-Clark)

    The Wicker (1)(1CW)(1CW)

    103 Pitsmoor Road(1)      107 Pitsmoor Road (1)      109 Pitsmoor Road (4-Newton)     111 Pitsmoor Road (1)(1)

  Fox Street (5) 160 Fox Street

  95 Rock Street (4)    119 Rock Street(3-Neale)(1) 157 Rock Street (1) 159 Rock Street (1)(2)

  Brunswick Road (1)

  15 Buckenham Rd

  60 Shepherd Street

  21 Bressingham Rd (1 Brown) 23 Bressingham Road(3 Healey) 25 Bressingham Road(2 Hutchinson)(2 – Simpson)

   9 Ellesmere Road

   65 Ellesmere Road(1)(1)(1)(1)(1) - see The Sheffield Star dated 7th July 1941

  Kilton Street

  Woodside Lane(2)

  Nottingham Cliff

  Wallace Road

   1941

   285 Ellesmere Road(3) 287 Ellesmere Road(4) 289 Ellesmere Road(2)

It is rather heart-wrenching to imagine the distress and misery that the German attack caused.  - the death of Mrs Cooper and her four young sons in the Fox Street Shelter is particularly harrowing. There is an indication of the consequences of the raid in a posting to a family history mailing group on Thurday, 22nd November 2001

I just thought I would add my family's experience of the Blitz, .......
My father was an auxiliary fireman and naturally on fire watch duty on the night of the 12/13th December 1940. He was married to EDNA ROWBOTHAM and they had a son GEOFFREY. They lived at 95 Rock St. Pitsmoor, with my paternal Grandparents HARRY and ELIZABETH WEST. On that fateful night Harry was suffering from a cold, so instead of going to the air raid shelter, when the sirens sounded, they sat on the cellar steps.  

The house took a direct hit and all four were killed. My father came home in the morning to find his family and home wiped away. The only salvageable item was a writing desk which my father still has in his possession today.

My father happily remarried-- to my mother, which is why you are hearing this story today!
My generation (born since the 50's) have so little understanding of what life must have been like in those days. The awful events of September 11th only come close to giving a feeling of the fear people must have been living with for the best part of SIX YEARS…….Would love to hear from any one who may have known this family at that time.

Best wishes Julie Nicholls (nee WEST) Great Yarmouth Norfolk

I wonder if there are other stories and reminisces of the people who were killed that night? If you can add to the above information please contact me and I will post it to the site.

In October 2008 I received the following mail from a person who had come across my site-

"My grandfather was John Henry Thurtle who died on the 13.12.40 his daughter my Auntie Linda was killed the day before as where her sons . They were I am told very beautiful children with a headful of blonde curls. I have a few stories that have been passed down to my by my dad Eric Thurtle who sadly passed away 13.12.90, yes 60yrs to the day his dad died"

Just over two years after that mail I received the following mail from a descendent of another family that was killed that night

"My name is Neil Noble and the Neales' were my grandparents. My mother Dorothy Edna Neale was born Aug 27 1937, she told me was sick and was not  allowed near her younger brother Tony ,and was at her Aunts on the night of Dec 12 1940. Eventually she was adopted by her aunt who she assumed was her mum until they told her differently when she was 16. Her dads family wanted her and her mothers sister adopted her.  Caused all kinds of problems !!. Anyway she lost her mum, dad, brother and her granma's family all in a short space of time. She decided to name me Neil to remember the family name , all be it slightly different."

Neil's family emigrated from Manchester to Ontario Canada in 1976

In January 2011 I received an e-mail from someone who had seen this article, and had located members of his family that had been killed that night

"My name is Alan Simpson, also born 1953,also went to Abbeydale Grammar School. Whilst browsing your site I found a link to the Pitsmoor Roll of Honour to those who perished in the Sheffield Blitz.
My father was Arthur Simpson, rear gunner in a Halifax bomber during the war. On the night of the 13th December 1940 he lost his mother, Mary Simpson, youngest sister Margaret Simpson, together with his niece Patricia Hutchinson (8),nephew Barrie Hutchinson (5months), eldest sister Doris Heeley, brother in law Percy Heeley and niece Barbera Heeley (10). His eldest sister Mary Hutchinson survived the blast on Bressingham Rd, even though her son Barrie was being nursed on her lap at the time.
Mary, or Nellie as she preferred had a daughter later in life which she named Barbera. Barbera had a successful life as a ballet dancer in the Saddlers Wells Ballet Company and to this day teaches worldwide. Nellie died last year (2010) at the ripe age of 101 having received a letter from H.R.H.
Some six months after loosing virtually his entire family, my father was shot down over France and parachuted out of a burning Halifax bomber to be captured and spent the next 3 years in a prisoner of war camp in various places, finally in Poland. On the forced march into Germany, the much reported "Death Marches", he and his Canadian friend escaped into the forest and finally after many days hiding and running, met up with an American patrol. He was awarded the "Caterpillar Tie" and membership of the "Caterpillar Club", an exclusive club for airmen shot down and parachuting to earth.
Sadly like his father, Arthur died at an early age but not without leaving a wife, Gladys who is still with us at 89 years old. Happily they had four children. Myself Alan, my brother John and sisters Anita and Joanne. Many more grandchildren and great grandchildren have sadly missed the company of my Father whom I regard as a true hero.
Dad rarely spoke of the war. He did mention being in a camp in Poland, close to Auschwitz and being able to smell the funeral pyres as bodies were burned in the open as the Russian and American soldiers advanced.
He was a loyal family man, proud and with strict morals, loved and missed by all. His ashes lay in a Crematorium in Carleton near Blackpool where we lived after leaving Totley in 1966. I hope this story is of interest to you and others."

I don't think I can add anything to Alan's story. Of course any additional information, as always, would be welcome. please contact me 

In July 2015 I was researching the death of Herbert Fretwell who died in a works accident in Sheffield. In doing so I came across this report from The Sheffield Star dated 7th July 1941

I checked with the details I had and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database - 

Rank:CivilianDate of Death:12/12/1940Age:15Regiment/Service:Civilian War Dead Reporting 
Authority:SHEFFIELD, COUNTY BOROUGH Additional Information:Daughter of Robert and Millicent Hill, 
of 18 Guilthwaite Crescent, Whiston. Died at 65 Ellesmere Road.

Rank:CivilianDate of Death:12/12/1940Age:26Regiment/Service:Civilian War Dead Reporting 
Authority:SHEFFIELD, COUNTY BOROUGH Additional Information: Daughter of Thomas William and Lily 
Hawksworth, of 88 Page Hall Road. Died at 65 Ellesmere Road.

Rank:CivilianDate of Death:12/12/1940Age:60Regiment/Service:Civilian War Dead Reporting 
Authority:SHEFFIELD, COUNTY BOROUGH Additional Information: of 20 Sedan Street, Pitsmoor. Husband 
of A. L. McLardy. Died at 65 Ellesmere Road

Rank:CivilianDate of Death:12/12/1940Age:25Regiment/Service:Civilian War Dead Reporting 
Authority:SHEFFIELD, COUNTY BOROUGH Additional Information:Son of Percy R. and Lily Smith, of 86 
Danville Street, Pitsmoor. Died at 65 Ellesmere Road 

Beatrice Hawksworth was not on the original list (see above)

The four people killed in the raid lay undiscovered for over six months. 

And in the course of this research I found another person who died at 65 Ellesmere Road - Elias Jarvis age 28 who is also not on the original list 

Rank:CivilianDate of Death:12/12/1940Age:28Regiment/Service:Civilian War Dead Reporting 
Authority:SHEFFIELD, COUNTY BOROUGH Additional Information: Son of Mr. W. Jarvis, of 77 Yew Lane, 
Ecclesfield. Died at 65 Ellesmere Road.

There is no indication as to what became of the remains of the five people who died there.

Sources

Welcome To Pitsmoor – Glimpses of Pitsmoor Past and  Present

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Sheffield Star dated 7th July 1941

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