Coventry Blitz Victims

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

Thomas John Galsworthy

Born 21/02/1876 at Radford, Coventry. Son of William Galsworthy of 66 Foleshill Road, Coventry and Martha Ann Tustin. Brother of Frank and Mary Ann Galsworthy. Husband of Leonora Lizzie Reed. Resided at 4 West Avenue, Stoke Park, Coventry. Employed by Clarke and Sons. Killed in an August Raid 30/08/1940 Aged 64 at Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital. Buried Stoke St Michaels Cemetery, Coventry.

Eliza Garside nee Golby

Born 25/12/1899. Daughter of the late William and Mary Ann Golby, of Lentons Lane, Hawkesbury. Wife of Edward Garside. Resided at 62 Somerset Road, Radford, Coventry. Housewife. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 41 at the Motor Hotel. Dorset Road. Buried London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Gwendoline May Gascoigne

Daughter of Horace and Sarah Ann Gascoigne, of 3 Church Street, Greasborough, Yorkshire Born 05/06/1908 at Greasborough. Resided 3 Church Street, Greasborough. Nursing Sister Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital. Killed in the April Raids 08/04/1941 whilst on duty at Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital Aged 32. Buried London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Harry Gaskine

Firewatcher. Resided 15 Chapel Street, Coventry. Killed at home, aged 45, in the November raids 14/11/1940. Buried in the communal grave, London Road Cemetery.

Frederick (Fred) C T Gatford

Born 22/02/1901 at Brighton. Son of Fred Gatford an Engine Fitter and Adeline. Brother of Gertrude. Husband of Ethel Davis. Resided at 19 May Road. Employed Armstrong Siddeley Motors Limited. Member of the St Johns Ambulance Brigade. Killed in the October Raids 19/10/1940 at the Armstrong Siddeley First Aid Surgery. Cremated and ashes buried in London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Florence Elizabeth S Gibbons nee Gibbs

Housewife, born 12/1/1874 in Culham, Oxfordshire. Wife of Eli Albert Gibbons (spelt Gibbens on some records). Granddaughter of William and Emma Gibbs. Mother of Florence and Edith Gibbons. Resided 13 Fowler Road, Coventry. Killed in the April raids 9/4/1941 aged 67. Buried in the communal grave, London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Daniel Gillespie

Former inmate of an industrial school of farming. Husband of Alice Gillagan. Resided at 1, Knight Avenue, Stoke, Coventry. Killed at home 20/10/1940 aged 39. Buried in the communal grave, London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Arthur Ernest Inkson Glennie

Born 1901 West Derby, Lancashire. Husband of Louisa Windsor. Resided at 100 Stepping Stone Road, Coventry. Killed in a November Raid 21/11/1940 Aged 40 at 5 Abbey End, Kenilworth.

Louisa Glennie nee Windsor

Born 1900 Broad Street, Coventry. Daughter of David Windsor a Jewel Hole Maker (Watch Industry) and Louisa Cashmore. Wife of Arthur Ernest Inkson Glennie. Resided at 100 Stepping Stone Road, Coventry. Listed as killed in the British Thomson-Houston Company Limited (BTH) works newspaper. Worked at the British Thomson-Houston Company Limited (BTH) at their Read Street Factory. Killed in a November Raid 21/11/1940 Aged 40 at 5 Abbey End, Kenilworth.

Frederic Goldby

Born 16/08/1890. Resided at 264 Middlemarch Road, Radford. Son of William and Mary Ann Goldby of Lentons Lane, Hawkesbury. Employed Morris Motors Limited. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 49 at Motor Hotel, Dorset Road. Buried Communal Grave London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Leonard Goldby

Born 25/02/1912 at Coventry. Resided 115 Bell Green Road. Employed Standard Motor Company Limited. Injured in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 at 115 Bell Green Road died later the same day at Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital Aged 28. Buried Bedworth Cemetery.

Alfred John Golder

Born in Coventry 1903. Son of William Golder and Elizabeth Coles. Brother of William Henry and Polly Golder. Husband of Ethel M Turner. Resided at 29, The Chantries. Killed at home in the April Raids 8/4/1941, aged 38. Buried in the communal grave, London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

J Goldring

Resided 55 St. Patrick’s Road. Killed in the April Raids 08/04/1941 Aged 53 at St. Patrick's Road. Buried Communal Grave London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Cecil Goode

Born 1899 at Coventry. Son of Harry Goode a Watch Engraver and Amy Olorenshaw of 430 Allesley Old Road. Brother of Ethel, Mabel and Reginald Goode. Resided at 430 Allesley Old Road. Killed in the April Raids 09/04/1941 at the Alvis Works Shelter Aged 40. Buried London Road Cemetery Coventry.

George Ernest Goode

Son of Mr and Mrs G Goode Born 25/12/1910 at Rugby. Resided at 47 Burnham Road. Husband of Phyllis K Goode. Employed at Humber Limited. A.R.P. stretcher bearer. Killed in the April Raids 08/04/1941 whilst on duty at Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital Aged 30. Buried in the Communal Grave at London Road Cemetery.

John Patrick Valentine Gore-Grimes MB BA

Born 14/02/1916 in Dublin. Son of Christopher M Gore-Grimes and Mary H of Lissadell, Shrewsbury Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Irish Republic. House Surgeon, Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital. Attended St. Gerard’s School, Bray then Dublin University Medical School, Graduated in 1939 with honours. Refused to leave the wards at Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital when injured during an Air Raid he then received further injuries from which he died 09/04/1941 aged 25. Buried in the Communal Grave, London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Lance Corporal Arthur (Terry) James Terence Gorman

Born 21/07/1919 at Coventry. Son of Thomas Gorman and Mary Lillian Fitzpatrick. Brother of Thomas and Catherine Lillian Gorman. Resided 14 Welgarth Avenue. Employed Singer Motor Company. Member of the 11th Warwickshire Battalion (Singer) Home Guard. Killed in the April Raids in Corporation Street 09/04/1941 Aged 21. Buried London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Walter Gough

Born 1868 at Coventry. Son of William Gough and Mary Ann Cooper. Husband of Mary Jane Clarke. Resided 11 Canterbury Street. Killed in the November Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 72 at Prince of Wales Road. Buried in the Communal Grave at London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

James (Jim) Henry Grady

Born 10/01/1892. Son of James Henry Grady a Cycle Fitter and Margaret of 45 Bramble Street. Husband of Victoria May. Father of Reg and Connie. Brother of Effie and Phyllis. Late of Charter House Road. Licensee of the “Trafalgar Arms” Trafalgar Street. Killed in the April Raids 10th or 11/04/1941 at 51 Trafalgar Street Aged 49. Buried Communal Grave London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Mary Ann Graham nee McCann

Born 1912 Cookstown, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Wife of Thomas Graham. Resided 37 Radford Road, Coventry. Occupation Nurse. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 when the Armstong-Siddeley Works Shelter at Parkside received a direct hit.

Ethel Victoria Green

Resided at Top Flat, Union Street. Wife of William Green. Killed in the April Raids 14/04/1941 at Warwick Row Shelter Aged 41. Buried London Road Cemetery.

Violet Greensill or Grensell nee Howard

Born 02/11/1918 at Exhall. Daughter of John Howard, of 294 Goodyers End, Exhall. Wife of J Greensill/Grensell. Resided 294 Goodyers End Lane, Exhall. Employed Armstrong Siddeley Motors Limited. Killed in the November Raids 05/11/1940 at Foleshill Road Aged 22. Buried St Giles Cemetery, Exhall.

Dolly Grinham nee Gilkes/Jilks

Wife of John Henry Grinham. Resided 4 Charles Street. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 53 at Ford Street Shelter. Buried in the Communal Grave at London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Air Raid: A Diary and Stories from the Essex Blitz by W. A. Hoodless

This revealing book sets out to provide a first-hand account of the impact of the Blitz upon an ordinary and very recently married couple in Upminster, Essex. The Blitz diary, written by the authors mother, began less than a year after she had married, which itself was just three days before the Declaration of War in 1939. It may be quite representative of the experiences of millions. The diary entries throw light on the minutiae of trying to continue everyday life with a sense of normality against the backdrop of fear and uncertainty. As well as the diary itself, an absorbing background history is provided together with connected stories, whilst the place of the Blitz in the wider war is contemplated by including information about the impact in Essex.