Coventry Blitz Victims

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

Alfred Eaton

Born 03/12/1885 at Weston-under-Weatherby, Leamington Spa. Son of Andrew Eaton and Susannah Constant. Husband of Elizabeth (Lizzie) Eaton. Resided back of 640 Foleshill Road, Coventry. Employed Coventry Corporation Gas Works. Injured in the Coventry Blitz and died 16/11/1940 Aged 54 at St Cross Hospital, Rugby. Buried Lockhurst Lane Cemetery, Coventry

John (Jack) Eaves

Born 1902 son of John and Mabel Eaves. Husband of Edith Eaves and father of John and Patricia. Resided at Queen Mary’s Road. Employed at British Thomson-Houston Company Limited (BTH). Member of Coventry Auxiliary Fire Service. Injured while on duty during the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 died 15/11/1940 at Gulson Road Hospital. Buried London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Marjorie Joan Eaves

Daughter of Edward James Eaves and Gertrude Margaret Morris was Born 01/01/1933 in Coventry, she died in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 at the City Isolation Hospital London Road Aged 7. Buried London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Samuel Leslie Edmonds

Born 07/10/1903 at Coventry. Son of James Edmonds and Sarah. Husband of Beatrice Doris Wilson. Resided 70 Coronation Road. Employed Morris Motors Limited. Killed in the April Raids 09/04/1941 Aged 37 at Coronation Road. Buried in the Communal Grave at London Road, Cemetery, Coventry.

Wesley Allen Edmunds

Born 1925 at Birmingham. Son of Mr and Mrs M B Edmunds. Resided at 949 Foleshill Road, Coventry. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 15 at 949 Foleshill Road, Coventry.

Cecilia Mary Edwards nee Bourke

Born 01/08/1898 at Coventry. Daughter of Walter Bourke and Jane Moran of 29 Vauxhall Street, Coventry. Wife of Horace Edwards of 51 East Street. Reside 2 Read Street. Housewife. Killed in the April Raids 09/04/1941 at 49 East Street. Buried in the Communal Grave at London Road, Cemetery, Coventry.

Corbett Egginton

Born 10/11/1894 at Wolverhampton. Son of Elisha Egginton and Bertha Griffiths. Husband of Ann M Baggott. Electrician. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 46 at 4 Sommerville Road, Wyken, Coventry. Buried in the Communal Grave at London Road, Cemetery, Coventry.

Geoffrey James Elden

Son of W. J. Elden, and of Jessie Louise Knight. Resided 28 Leyland Road. Killed in the November Raids 01/11/1940 at Cluley and Company Limited, Gas Street Aged 9 Months. Buried London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Jessie Louise Elden nee Knight

Wife of W. J. Elden. Resided 28 Leyland Road. Killed in the November Raids 01/11/1940 at Cluley and Company Limited, Gas Street Aged 25. Buried London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Annie Elliott nee Rotheray

Born 07/02/1902 at Bradford, Yorkshire. Wife of Herbert Elliott. Resided at 86 Nicholls Street. Housewife. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 at 86 Nicholls Street Aged 38. Buried in the Communal Grave London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Greta Edwina Elliott

Born 16/10/1926 at Hoyland, Barnsley, Yorkshire. Daughter of Herbert Elliott and Annie Rotheray. Resided at 86 Nicholls Street. Employed at Smarts Drapers of Stoney Stanton Road. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 at 86 Nicholls Street Aged 14. Buried in the Communal Grave London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Margaret Rose Elliott

Born 01/04/1931 Thurnscoe, Yorkshire. Daughter of Herbert Elliott and Annie Rotheray. Resided at 86 Nicholls Street. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 at 86 Nicholls Street Aged 9. Buried in the Communal Grave London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Ronald (Ron) Elliott

Born 09/10/1925 at Hoyland, Yorkshire. Son of Herbert Elliott and Annie Rotheray. Resided at 86 Nicholls Street. Employed at Wyleys Limited Manufacturing Chemists. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 at 86 Nicholls Street Aged 15. Buried in the Communal Grave London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Thomas Richard Elson

Born 24/09/1885 at Whitley. The son of Thomas Elson and Eliza Hortin. Resided at Swift Corner Cottages. Employed City Engineers Department, Coventry Corporation at the Pumping Station Whitley. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 55 at Swift Corner Cottages Was sheltering in an Air Raid Shelter with George, Eliza, May and Daisy Hobday. Buried in the Communal Grave at London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Frederick (Fred) William Emerson

Son of Arthur (Wine Merchants Clerk) and Frances Born 23/12/1892 Stoke Newington London. Husband of Olive May. Father of Ron, Alan and Gordon. Resided at 256 Hewitt Avenue and was employed by Daimler Co. Ltd. Killed in the April Raids 08/04/1941 at 256 Hewitt Avenue. Buried in the communal grave at London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Stanley David Endersby

Born 06/04/1910 at Fen Ditton, Cambridge. Husband of Hilda A Endersby. Resided at 19 Everlode Crescent. Employed at British Pressed Panels Limited. Member of the Auxiliary Fire Service. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 at Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital Aged 30. Buried London Road Cemetery.

Albert Edward George Evans

Born 10/02/1897 at Garndiffaith South Wales. Son of Elias Evans and Clara Ethel Watkins of 30 Jubilee Road, Weston-Super-Mare. Husband of Doris (Doll) Lapping. Father of Elsie. Resided 30 Eagle Street. Employed C.H. Elson and Sons Limited. Member of Civil Defence Service. Killed in the April Raids 08/04/1941 at the Auxilary Fire Station Post, London Laundry, Stockton Road Aged 42. Buried Communal Grave London Road Cemetery Coventry.

George Sidney James Evans

Born 1912 Banbury. Son of Arthur Evans and Mary Patience Bowerman. Brother of Margaret Evans. Resided at 69 Stratford Street. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 15/11/1940 at 69 Stratford Street Aged 29. Buried Communal Grave London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Ivor Wilfred Evans

Son of Elias Evans and Clara Ethel Watkins, of 30 Jubilee Road, Weston-Super-Mare Born 15/07/1901 at Garndiffaith South Wales. Husband of Gladys. Father of Gwennie and Lorraine. Resided 231 Stoney Stanton Road. Employed C.H. Elson and Sons Limited. Member of the Auxiliary Fire Service. Killed in the April Raids 08/04/1941 whilst on duty at London Laundry Auxiliary Fire Station Post, Stockton Road Aged 39. Buried Communal Grave London Road Coventry.

The Night they Blitzed the Ritz: Memoirs of a bomb-alley kid

John Bull writes his memoirs of being part of a small-town family, and how they were blasted into the front line of the Second World War.

If you lived through the Blitz, this will bring back so many memories of everyday life; if you were not born until after WWII there's no better way to discover what it was really like.

This is a revised edition published 2010.