Coventry Blitz Victims

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

Clifford Farndon

Resided at 30 Cloister Street, Old Lenton, Nottingham. Member of the Auxiliary Fire Service. Injured 11/11/1940 at Coventry died 15/11/1940 Aged 31 at St Cross Hospital, Rugby.

Joan Margaret Millward Farr

Born 07/09/1923 at Coventry. Daughter of George Farr of 44 Benthall Road, Foleshill. Resided 44 Benthall Road, Foleshill. Employed Courtaulds Limited. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 17 at Clinton Road Shelter. Buried in the Communal Grave London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Hubert William Farren, Blitz Victim

Hubert William Farren

Born 05/11/1906 at Coventry. Son of Hugh Richard Farren OBE., J.P. and Minnie Louise Peacock of 37 Walsgrave Road , Coventry. Brother of Maurice Leslie Farren and Doris Elizabeth. Employed by Coventry Corporation, Foleshill Gasworks. Killed in the April Raids 11/04/1941 Aged 34 at 47 Walsgrave Road, Coventry. Buried in the Communal Grave London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Arthur Farthing

Born 13/08/1888 at Newcastle on Tyne. Son of William J Farthing a Carpenter and Isabella. Husband of Sarah Elizabeth Bolam. Resided 67 Smith Street, Coventry. Employed Coventry Ordnance Works. Member of the Home Guard. Killed in the April raids 09/04/1941 Aged 53 at Smith Street. Buried in the Communal Grave at London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Elizabeth Faulkner

Wife of William Joseph Faulkner. Resided 243 Cross Road. Housewife. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 65 at 243 Cross Road. Buried in the Communal Grave London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

William Joseph Faulkner

Husband of Elizabeth. Resided 243 Cross Road. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 67 at 243 Cross Road. Buried in the Communal Grave London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Reginald Francis Fear

Born 13/02/1916 at Bristol. Son of Frank Alfred Fear and Ella Louisa Sprague. Resided 142 Terry Road, Coventry. Employed Rootes Securities Limited. Killed in the April Raids 08/04/1941Aged 25 at 272 London Road, Coventry. Buried in the Communal Grave London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Reginald Hudson Felgate

Born 02/02/1891 at Acton, Middlesex. Son of John Felgate and Rachael. Husband of Florence (Florrie) G. M. Lucas. Resided 61 Broad Street, Coventry. Employed Sir W. G. Armstrong Witworth Aircraft Limited. Firewatcher. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 49 at 61 Broad Street. Buried London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Sarah Edith Feltham nee Venables

Wife of Albert H Feltham. Resided 63 Eagle Street. Killed in the April Raids 09/04/1941 Aged 53 at Gulson Road Hospital. Buried in the Communal Grave London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Wilfred Harold Fern

Born 07/11/1921 Bell Green, Coventry. Son of Frederick S Fern and Ellen E Cryer. Resided at 18 Severn Road. Employed by Armstrong Siddeley Motors Limited. Member of the Home Guard. Killed in the November raids 14/11/1940 Aged 18 outside the Gaumont Cinema, Jordon Well, Coventry. Buried London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Albert Fielding

Born 28/09/1878 at Saltley, Birmingham. Husband of Ada Jones of 106 Green Lane, Nuneaton. Employed Empire Cinema. Killed in the April Raids 10/04/1941Aged 60 at Warwick Row Shelter. Buried in the Communal Grave London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

David Stanley Fish

Born 02/02/1887 at Norton nr Malton Yorkshire. Son of James Fish and Lavinia. Husband of Louisa Stockdale. Resided at 52 Hollis Road. Employed at Morris Motors Limited. Killed in the April Raids 10/04/1940 at Hollis Road. Buried Coventry Cemetery.

Martin Florence

Born 02/05/1859 in America. Husband of Sarah Reynolds. Resided 4 Court 5 House, Cox Street, Coventry. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 82 at Cox Street, Shelter. Buried in the Communal Grave London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

James Arthur Fox

Son of John William Fox a Coal Miner and Julia Sophia Stinson of Outwoods, Coleorton, Leicestershire, Born 04/04/1902 Coleorton, Leicestershire. Brother of Isaac, Samuel, Janey and Livi. Husband of Gladys Mabel. Resided 22 Lammas Road. Police Sergeant Coventry City Police. Killed by a bomb blast 12/10/1940 whilst on duty by the Cranes Hotel at the top of Bishop Street Aged 37 together with PC Leedham. The Police Memorial website indicated he was killed whilst evacuating the area around a delayed action bomb. Buried Worthington Parish Cemetery, Worthington, Leicestershire.

Archidale John Franks

Born 1897 Handsworth, Staffordshire. Son of George Franks and Ann Elizabeth Tasker of 272 Calshott Road, Great Barr, Birmingham. Killed in the April Raids 10/04/1941 at 46 Croft Road, Coventry. Buried in the Communal Grave London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Ian Alister Fraser, Blitz Victim

Ian Alister Fraser

Born 03/03/1911 at Coventry. Son of Donald Fraser and Anne of 30 Moseley Avenue. Husband of Gwyneth Mary Gough. Resided 99 Siddeley Avenue. Employed City Treasurers Department. Auxiliary Fire Service killed in the April Raids whilst on duty 11/04/1941 Aged 30 at Much Park Street. Buried in the Communal Grave London Road Cemetery, Coventry

Arthur Edward Frost

Born 1917 Coventry. Son of Arthur Frost and Ethel Edmonds. Frost, of 45 Dane Road, Stoke, Coventry. Husband of T. E. Frost. Resided 7 Clovelly Road, Wyken, Coventry. Injured in the April Raids 09/04/1941 at 2 Wycliffe Road, West Wyken. Died later the same day at Warwick Hospital Aged 23.

Ethel Frost nee Morris (Photo and Extra Info)

Born c1892 at Coventry. Resided 62 Cross Road. Housewife. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14-15/11/1940 Aged 48 at 62 Cross Road (Near to a munitions factory), Coventry. Buried in the Communal Grave London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Leonard Frost (Photo and Extra Info)

Born 28/08/1928 at Coventry. Resided 62 Cross Road. Scholar at Broad Street Boys School. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14-15/11/1940 Aged 13 at 62 Cross Road (Near to a munitions factory), Coventry. Buried in the Communal Grave, London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Albert George Frowen

Resided at 59 Milton Street, Coventry. Son of Mr and Mrs Ernest Frowen of 59 Milton Street. Died 02/02/1941 Aged 22 at Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital Birmingham from Injuries received in the October raids 21/10/1940 at 94 Clay Lane, Coventry. Buried Birmingham Cemetery.

Ernest Henry Frowen

Resided at 59 Milton Street, Coventry. Son of Mr and Mrs Ernest Frowen, husband of Audrey Edna Frowen. Died in the October raids 21/10/1940 at 94 Clay Lane Aged 33. Buried London Road Cemetery.

London Was Ours: Diaries and Memoirs of the London Blitz by Amy Helen Bell

This hardcover book by the International Library of Twentieth Century History is highly recommended. The German bombing raids on London from September 1940 to May 1941 - the London Blitz - supply us with some of the most dramatic and mythologised stories from the Home Front of the Second World War. But often overlooked in historical studies of the Blitz are the narratives supplied by Londoners themselves. In shelters, in kitchens and in offices, they wrote about their daily lives under duress, scribbling into diaries, notebooks and on the backs of envelopes. "London was Ours" analyses over two hundred letters, diaries and memoirs written by those citizens who endured the Blitz, restoring the forgotten voices of ordinary individuals to the collective memory of the Blitz and World War II. Their writings reveal widely varying points of view, often at odds with official wartime narratives and subsequent histories, making this a vital contribution to the social history of wartime Britain.