Coventry Blitz Victims

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

Anne Ogilvie

Born 04/1850 at Dundee, Scotland. Resided 33 Hereford Place. Widow. Killed in the April Raids 09/04/1941 at Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital Aged 90. Buried in the communal grave at London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Edward J Oldfield

Son of Edward Oldfield and Harriet Smith. Husband of Louie (Louisa) Ensor. Resided 46 Castle Street. Employed Rootes Securities Limited. Killed in the October Raids 19/10/1940 Aged 52 at 49 Castle Street. Buried London Road Cemetery Coventry.

George Oldfield

Son of Edward Oldfield and Harriet Smith. Husband of Mabel. Resided 56 Hartlepool Road. Employed Rootes Securities Limited. Killed in the October Raids 19/10/1940 Aged 48 at 49 Castle Street. Buried London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Harriet Oldfield nee Smith

Husband of Edward Oldfield. Resided 46 Wright Street. Housewife. Killed in the October Raids 19/10/1940 Aged 75 at 49 Castle Street. Buried London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Louisa (Louie) Oldfield nee Ensor

Wife of Edward Oldfield. Housewife. Daughter of Mr and Mrs Ensor of Bishopsgate Green. Killed in the October Raids 19/10/1940 Aged 51 at 49 Castle Street. Buried London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Mabel Oldfield nee Haines

Wife of George Oldfield. Resided 56 Hartlepool Street. Daughter of Mr and Mrs Haines of Godiva Street. Killed in the October Raids 19/10/1940 Aged 44 at 49 Castle Street. Buried London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Colin A Orton

Born 1940 at Coventry. Son of Percy Lionel Orton and Olive Ida Holt. Resided at 3 Lythalls Lane. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 at Foleshill Union Offices Shelter Aged 9 Months. Buried London Road Cemetery.

Percy Lionel Orton

Born 01/06/1901 at Bedworth. Son of the late Isaac Orton and Leah Elizabeth Wale. Husband of Olive Ida Holt. Resided at 3 Lythalls Lane. Employed at Albion Drop Forgings Limited. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 at Foleshill Union Offices Shelter. Buried London Road Cemetery.

Olive Ida Orton nee Holt

Born 26/11/1904 at Nuneaton. Wife of Percy Lionel Orton. Mother of Thelma and Colin. Resided at 3 Lythalls Lane. Housewife. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 at Foleshill Union Offices Shelter Aged 36. Buried London Road Cemetery.

Thelma Orton

Born 1930 at Coventry. Daughter of Percy Lionel Orton and Olive Ida Holt. Resided at 3 Lythalls lane. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 at Foleshill Union Offices Shelter Aged 10. Buried London Road Cemetery.

John Wilcox Oswin

Born 05/07/1884 at Coventry. Husband of Margaret Geddes. Resided at 5 Crosbie Road. Employed at Reynold and Coventry Chain Company Limited. Killed in the April Raids 08/04/1941 at Crosbie Road Aged 54. Buried in the Communal Grave at London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Margaret Oswin nee Geddes

Maggie was the wife of John Wilcox Oswin. Resided at 5 Crosbie Road. Housewife. Killed in the April Raids 08/04/1941 at Crosbie Road Aged 50. Buried in the Communal Grave at London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Margaret Oswin

Peggy resided at 5 Crosbie Road. Daughter of John Wilcox Oswin and Margaret Geddes. Educated at Barr’s Hill School. Employed as Telephone Operator at the General Post Office. Killed in the April Raids 09/04/1941 at Crosbie Road Aged 22. Buried in the Communal Grave at London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Thomas George Over

Son of William Henry Over and Gertrude Ellen Proudfoot of 116 Jackers Road, Coventry. Husband of Millicent Annie Meyrick. Resided 144 Grange Road, Longford, Coventry. Injured 09/04/1941 at Grange Road, Longford, Coventry. Died the same day at Nuneaton Emergency Hospital.

Arthur Overbury

Born 04/1873 in Birmingham. Husband of Mary Bourke. Father of Phoebe and Nora Overbury. Resided 42 Croft Road. Employed in the City Engineers Department. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 at The West End Club, 127 Spon Street, Aged 69. Buried London Road Cemetery.

Lilian Louisa Overend

Born 12/06/1884 in London. Wife of Thomas Henry Overend. Resided 50 Dymond Road. Housewife. Injured in the October raids 20/10/1940 at 50 Dymond Road, died Gulson Road Hospital Coventry 26/10/1940 Aged 56. Buried Foleshill Cemetery.

Thomas Henry Overend

Born 08/02/1882 in London. Husband of Lilian Louisa Overend. Resided 50 Dymond Road. Employed as Master Plumber. Killed in the October Raids 20/10/1940 at 50 Dymond Road Aged 56. Buried Foleshill Cemetery.

Air Raid Precautions by Campbell McCutcheon

The realities of 'Total War' and of the 'Blitz' were almost upon Britain and "Air Raid Precautions" was sent out to almost every home in the land. Filled with useful advice, much of which was to become second nature to those in our industrial heartland and large cities, "Air Raid Precautions" became a classic of wartime reading, so much so that Britain's "Air Raid Precautions" was printed in its entirety, with no changes, for the American, New Zealand and Australian householder too.