Coventry Blitz Victims

Coventry Blitz victims' details organised alphabetically: Surnames beginning with 'D'

Ada Daines

Born 07/12/1898 at Manchester. Daughter of Walter Daines and Mary Ann Cox. Resided 89 King George’s Avenue, Foleshill. Employed Dunlop Rim and Wheel Company Limited. Member of the Civil Defence Wardens Service. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 41 at Foleshill Union Shelter whilst on duty at Lythalls Lane First Aid Post. Buried in the Communal Grave London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Walter Edward Daines

Born 28/01/1872 at Leicester. Husband of Mary Ann Cox. Father of Ada Daines. Resided 89 King George’s Avenue, Foleshill. Tailor. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 68 at Foleshill Union Shelter. Buried in the Communal Grave London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Fanny Dalton

Born 29/10/1889 at Coventry. Daughter of Albert Stringer and Fanny Weston. Wife of Sidney Charles Dalton of 34 Harlepool Road. Housewife. Killed in the April Raids 09/04/1941 at Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital Aged 51. Buried in the Communal Grave London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Jane Marie Lapworth Daly

Born 1873 Coventry daughter of the late Charles Daly and Maria Jane Lapworth, sister of Louis James Daly. Resided at 52 Grosvenor Road. Died in the April Raids 11/04/1941 at 52 Grosvenor Road Aged 66. Buried London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Louis James Daly

Born 1866 Coventry son of the late Charles Daly and Maria Jane Lapworth, widower of Florence Honora E Reynolds and husband of Sabra Elizabeth Reynolds (Known as Lilly Daly of Little Park Street) Census 1891 Book Keeper for Coal Merchant and Census 1901 Coal Merchants Clerk. Resided 52 Grosvenor Road. Died in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 killed by enemy action at the Highlands Nursing Home Aged 72. Buried London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Gordon David Danes

Born 06/12/1938 at Coventry. Resided at 73 Stratford Street, Stoke Heath, Coventry. Son of Horace and Winifred E Parr. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 23 months at Stratford Street, together with grandmother Edith Annie Parr, Aunt Nancy May Parr and brother Robert. Buried Wolston Cemetery.

Robert (Bobby) John Danes

Born 18/08/1940 at Coventry. Resided at 73 Stratford Street, Stoke Heath, Coventry. Son of Horace and Winifred E Parr. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 2 Months at Stratford Street, together with Grandmother Edith Annie Parr, Aunt Nancy May Parr and Brother Gordon.

Mary Ann Davis nee Hirons

Daughter of Mr and Mrs Hirons of Pershore, Worcester. Wife of Wallace Davis. Resided at No.3 Back of 13 Jordon Well. Died in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 39 at Jordon Well. Buried London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Henry Martin Davy

Born 1907 Cornwall. Son of Archibald Davy and Mrs Olver (formerly Davy). Husband of Olive Davy. Resided 65 Glendower Avenue, Coventry. Injured 09/04/1941 at Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital, Coventry. Died 08/08/1941 at the Royal Midland Counties Home for Incurables, Tachbrook Road, Leamington Aged 33.

Ida Henrietta Deacon

Born 28/06/1887 at Rochdale, Lancashire. Daughter of Walter Alfred Deacon an Engineers Draftsman and Elizabeth A Scott. Resided 35 Burlington Road. Housekeeper. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 at 35 Burlington Road Aged 53. Buried London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Walter Alfred Deacon

Born 21/04/1859 Lambeth, London. Husband of Elizabeth A Scott. Resided 35 Burlington Road. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 at 35 Burlington Road Aged 81. Buried London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

William James Albert Dennis

Born 20/10/1896 at Coventry. Son of Joseph Ambrose Dennis and Annie Letitia Lee. Husband of Hilda May Cuttiford of 12 Chapel Square, Foleshill Road. Employed Rootes Securities Limited. Sergeant Home Guard. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 44 at Foleshill Union Shelter. Buried in the Communal Grave London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Colin Arthur Dingley

Son of Arthur Henry Dingley and Winifred Jane Dingley of 62 Queen Margaret’s Road, Canley, Coventry. Air Raid Patrol Messenger. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 15/11/1940 Aged 18 at 14 Mount Street. Buried in the Communal Grave London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Emily Dodd

Daughter of John W Clark and Sarah A of 2 Midway, South Crosland, Huddersfield, Yorkshire. Wife of George Dodd. Resided 1 Widdrington Road, Radford, Coventry. Killed in the April Raids 08/04/1941 Aged 31 at 1 Widdrington Road, Radford, Coventry. Buried in the Communal Grave at London Road, Cemetery, Coventry.

George Dodd

Born 04/05/1891 at Kirtling, Newmarket. Husband of Emily Clark. Resided 1 Widdrington Road, Radford, Coventry. Killed in the April Raids 08/04/1941 Aged 50 at 1 Widdrington Road, Radford, Coventry. Buried in the Communal Grave at London Road, Cemetery, Coventry.

Kathleen H Dodd

Born 1930. Daughter of George Dodd and Emily Clark. Resided 1 Widdrington Road, Radford, Coventry. Killed in the April Raids 08/04/1941 Aged 11 at 1 Widdrington Road, Radford, Coventry. Buried in the Communal Grave at London Road, Cemetery, Coventry.

James Matthew Dony

Son of James Henry Dony and K. Walsh. Resided at 34 Birchfield Road. Killed in the October Raids at 34 Birchfield Road 21/10/1940 Aged 2. Buried London Road Cemetery Coventry.

John George Downing

Resided 107 Smith Street, off Red Lane Coventry. Died 17/04/1941 Aged 81 at the no. 1 Canadian General Hospital, Marston Green, Coleshill. Buried Meriden.

Edna May Doyle nee Joines

Born 23/10/1919 at 3 Vauxhall Street. Wife of John Doyle. Resided at 446 Stoney Stanton Road. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 at the Scala Cinema, Far Gosford Street Aged 21.

Kevin Anthony Doyle

Born 08/05/1939 at Coventry. Son of John Doyle and Joines. Resided at 446 Stoney Stanton Road. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 18 months at the Scala Cinema, Far Gosford Street.

The Longest Night: Voices from the London Blitz (hardcover) By Gavin Mortimer

This book is about the London Blitz is based on interviews with the survivors, it tells the stories of ordinary Londoners during the night of 10-11 May 1941 the last big raid on London.