Coventry Blitz Victims

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

Charles Sandford

Resided Bye Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire. Son of the late John and Elizabeth Sandford, of Ledbury. Brother of Adelaide Sandford. Injured in the April Raids 08/04/1941 at Coventry. Died 05/05/1941 at Warwick Hospital Aged 57.

Victor Alexander Satchell

Born 06/04/1902 at Rugby. Son of James Satchell of 100 Victoria Road, Bromley, Kent. Husband of Leah A Alsop. Resided at 83 Eastcotes. Employed Coventry Swaging Company Limited. Member of the Coventry Auxiliary Fire Service. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 at Owen Owen’s Store Broadgate Aged 38. Buried in the communal grave at London Road Cemetery.

Minnie Satchwell nee Marston

Born 19/08/1884 at Coventry. Daughter of Alfred Edward Marston and Amy Ann Read.Wife of Matthew James Satchwell. Resided 432 Binley Road. Housewife. Joined W.V.S. in 1940 died in the April Raids 12/04/1940 at Manor/St Patrick’s Road. Buried London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Mary Ann Saunderson nee Reid

Wife of Samuel Bryce Saunderson. Resided at 22 Standard Avenue, Coventry. Killed in a November Raid 21/11/1940 Aged 57 at 7 Abbey End, Kenilworth.

Samuel Bryce Saunderson

Husband of Mary Ann Reid. Resided at 22 Standard Avenue, Coventry. Killed in a November Raid 21/11/1940 Aged 65 at 7 Abbey End, Kenilworth.

John Scannell

Son of Andrew Scannell and Catherine Cary Scannell of Tulligmore, Killorglin, Co. Kerry, Irish Republic. Resided 11 Albert Street. Killed in the October Raids 14/10/1940 aged 22. Buried in the communal grave at London Road Cemetery.

Donald Albert Scarrott

Born 09/07/1932 at Coventry. Adopted son of Henry and Lucy Scarrott, of 13 Pine Tree Avenue, Tile Hill. Resided at 13 Pine Tree Avenue, Tile Hill, Coventry. Scholar at Whoberley School, Coventry. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 8 at the City Isolation Hospital, Whitley, Coventry. Buried London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Doris Scott

Born 1922 at Wolverhampton. Resided at 12 Addison Road. Daughter of Frank Scott and Laura Bates. Employed Rotherham and Company Limited. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 17 at Addison Road. Buried St Phillips Church Yard Wolverhampton.

Frank Scott

Born 1898 at Birmingham. Resided at 12 Addison Road. Husband of Laura Bates. Father of Doris Scott. Employed Armstrong Siddeley Motors Limited. Injured in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 died later at Warwick Hospital 17/11/1940 Aged 42. Buried St Phillips Church Yard Wolverhampton.

Lionel Scott

Born 10/08/1916 at Coventry Son of William Scott and Ruth Hutchinson, of 23 Vincent Street. Husband of Eileen Mary Scott. Resided 191b Albany Road. Employed as a Fitter at Singer Motor Company. Member of the Home Guard. Died 16/11/1940 at Gulson Road Hospital Coventry of wounds received in the Coventry Blitz whilst on duty with the Home Guard at Albany Road 14/11/1940 Aged 24. Buried in the Communal Grave London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Joseph Selzer

Resided at 133 Moseley Avenue. Died at Warneford Hospital 24/11/1940 as a result of injuries received at Coventry.

Henry Arthur Sharratt

Born 1906. Husband of Amy E Davis. Resided 48 St. Michael's Road, Stoke. Killed in the April raids 10/04/1941 in the Warwick Row shelter, aged 34. Buried in the communal grave at London Road Cemetery.

Eveline Sharrocks

Born in Bootle, Lancashire in 1910. Daughter of Harold Sharrocks and Ellen Almond. Resided 77 King George's Avenue, Foleshill, Coventry. Civilian air raid warden. Killed in the November raids 14/11/1940 at Foleshill Road air raid shelter, aged 29. Buried in the communal grave at London Road Cemetery.

Sidney Harry Shaw

Born 1893 in Desford, Leicestershire. Husband of Elizabeth Barratt. Resided 21 Flamville Road, Burbage, Leicestershire. Civilian working at Ansty Aerodrome. Killed in the April Raids 09/04/1941. Died in Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital aged 47. Buried in the communal grave at London Road Cemetery.

Gilbert Sherriff

Born 09/08/1924 at Coventry. Son of William J Sherriff and Emily M. Fulford. Resided 50 King Edward Road, Coventry. Civilian working as a glazier for T.E. Friswell, Raglan Street. Killed in the April Raids 09/04/1941 at Coronation Road, aged 16. Buried in the communal grave at London Road Cemetery.

Harriet May Shillcock nee Floyd

Born 22/04/1904 at Treorchy, South Wales. Daughter of William H. and Mary Floyd, of 5 Stuart Street, Treorchy, Rhondda, South Wales. Wife of Fred Shillcock. Resided 74 King Georges Avenue. Employed as a Miller for Morris Motors Limited. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 36 at the Union Shelter, Foleshill. Buried Treorchy Cemetery, South Wales.

William John Shoesmith

Born 02/12/1896. Husband of Rose Summers. Resided at 45 Churchill Avenue, Foleshill, Coventry. Furnaceman employed by the Standard Motor Company Limited. Injured in the raids died 28/10/1941Aged 44 of wounds received. Buried Leamington Spa.

Garnet Shore

Born 1909 Crosskeys, Monmouthshire. Son of Thomas Shore and Edith Ann Crew. Resided 144 Fir Tree Avenue. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 32 at Alvis Limited. Buried Risca Cemetery.

Joseph (Joe) Samuel Simpson

Resided 10 St. John Street. Son of Private Walter Francis Simpson, Pioneer Corps. Brother of Muriel, Eileen, David and Billy. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 3 at 10 St. John Street.

Muriel Gwendolyn Gladys Simpson

Resided 10 St. John Street. Daughter of Private Walter Francis Simpson, Pioneer Corps. Sister of Joe, Eileen, David and Billy.Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 11 at 10 St. John Street.

Owen Francis Sims

Born 12/03/1869 Highgate, London. Son of Charles Sims and Elizabeth Ann Buckingham. Husband of Alice Maria Thame. Father of Doris Lilian Sims. Brother of Harriett Mary Ann Sims, Elizabeth Sarah Sims, Charles James Sims, Reuben Sims and Ellen Eliza Sims, Rose Lavina Sims, Ernest Robert Sims, Alice Jessie A Sims. Retired Civil Service Postman. Killed in the November raids 14/11/1940 whilst at his home. Aged 71. Buried in the communal grave at London Road Cemetery.

Ada Sinclair nee Ingram

Resided at Foleshill Road. Wife of Willaim Malcolm George Sinclair. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 20 at 405 Foleshill Road. Buried Bubbenhall Cemetery.

William Malcolm George Sinclair

Resided at Foleshill Road. Husband of Ada Sinclair. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 21 at 405 Foleshill Road. Buried Bubbenhall Cemetery.

William Matson Sinclair

Son of William and Eliza Sinclair of 55 Kingsley Road, Birmingham. Husband of Sadie Christopher of 32 Dane Road Stoke. Special Constable. Killed in the October Raids 21/10/1940 Aged 33 at Clay Lane.

George Barnett Singer

Born 1886 (approx). Son of James Singer (a Railway Engine Examiner) and Mary Singer of 229 Great Northern Road, Woodside, Aberdeen, Scotland. Husband of Emily Ritchie Singer. Brother of James Singer and Francis W W Singer. Resided 91 Ulverscroft Road. Killed whilst at home during the April raids 10/04/1941 aged 55. Buried in the communal grave at London Road Cemetery.

Wilfred Charles Skinner

Born 13/05/1892 at Cheltenham son of Charles Skinner and Clara Emily Evans, of 85 Wheelwright Lane, Coventry. Husband of Gertie (Gertrude) Anne Shearman, of 87 Wheelwright Lane. Employed as Gear Cutter at Daimler Company Limited. Member of the Civil Defence First Aid Post Service. Injured in the April Raids 09/04/1941, at St. John's Ambulance Hall, Coventry whilst on duty, died at Warneford Hospital Leamington Spa Aged 49. Buried London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Wilfred Gilbert Skinner

Born 08/07/1918 at Coventry. Son of County Officer Wilfred Charles Skinner and Gertie (Gertrude) Anne Shearman. Brother of Leonard. Resided at 87 Wheelwright Lane. Employed as Transport Driver at Armstrong Siddeley Motor Company Limited. Member of Civil Defence First Aid Post Service. Killed in the April Raids 09/04/1941 whilst on duty as St Johns Ambulance Hall, Wheelwright Lane Aged 22. Buried Communal Grave London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Roland Smith

Son of Frank Smith, Regina House, Clarence Road, Stoney Stratford, Buckinghamshire. Husband of Florence Olive May Smith. Resided 2 Dalton Square, Hertford Place, Coventry. Member of the Home Guard. Killed in the April Raids 08/04/1941 Aged 27 39 Grey Friars Green, Shelter. Buried in the Communal Grave, London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Roger Edward Smith

Born 08/03/1940 Coventry. Son of Frank Edward Smith and Elsie Caroline Walton. Resided 18 Humber Avenue. Killed in the April Raids at Smiths Stamping Works Shelter 10th/11/04/1941 Aged 12 months. Buried London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Ronald Leonard Smith

Born 17/11/1934 Coventry. Son of Frank Edward Smith and Elsie Caroline Walton. Resided 18 Humber Avenue. Attended Folly Lane School. Killed in the April Raids at Smiths Stamping Works Shelter 10th/11/04/1941 Aged 6. Buried communal grave London Road Cemetery Coventry.

William Henry Smith

Resided 23 Craven Street, Coventry. Injured in Coventry. Died 24/04/1941 at Warwick Hospital Aged 69.

Ann Eliza Snape nee Goddard

Born 12/06/1884 Coventry. Wife of William Job Snape. Daughter of Joseph Goddard and Elizabeth Ann Locke. Resided at 93 Stanley Road, Earlsdon, Coventry. Housewife. Died at 5 Abbey End Kenilworth in a November raid 21/11/1940 Aged 56. Buried London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Kenneth G Snape

Born 1924 Coventry. Son of the late Richard (Dick) Snape and Gertrude E Goddard of Bond Street, Coventry. Resided at 93 Stanley Road. Employed Coventry Gauge and Tool Limited. Died at 5 Abbey End Kenilworth in a November raid 21/11/1940 Aged 16. Buried London Road Cemetery Coventry.

William Job Snape

Born 26/04/1884 Coventry. Son of Richard Snape a Tailor and Mary Ann Blandill. Brother of Annie and Richard (Dick). Husband of Ann Eliza Goddard. Resided at 93 Stanley Road. Employed Daimler Company Limited. Died at 5 Abbey End Kenilworth in a November raid 21/11/1940 Aged 56. Buried London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Edith Snow

Resided 31 Ribble Road. Wife of Cyril Ferdinand Snow. Killed in the April Raids 12/04/1941 at the Smiths Stamping Works Shelter Aged 27. Buried London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Patricia Snow

Resided 31 Ribble Road. Daughter of Cyril Ferdinand Snow, and of Edith Snow. Killed in the April Raids 12/04/1941 at Smiths Stamping Works Shelter Aged 12 Months. Buried London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Enoch Thomas Sparkes (Click here for photo)

Tom was born in 1914 at Coventry. Husband of Phyllis Watson. Resided 104 Arbury Avenue. Killed in the April Raids 08/04/1941 at the Alvis Works Shelter, Holyhead Road Aged 26. Buried in the Communal Grave at London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Cyril Spink

Son of the late James Hanton Spink and Elizabeth Ann Spink. Born 22/04/1909 at Erith, Kent. Resided at 52 Denbigh Road. Employed as an Engineer at Alvis Limited. Died in the April Raids 08/04/1941 at the Alvis Works shelter Holyhead Road, Coventry Aged 31. Buried in the Communal Grave at London Road Cemetery Coventry.

George Spratt

Born 16/04/1888 at Ealing Middlesex. Son of the late Thomas Spratt a Wheelwright and Alice Spratt of Hillfarrance Taunton, Somerset. Brother of Lucy, Maggie, Alice and Caroline. Husband of Florence Spratt. Resided at 32 Wycliffe Road, Wyken, Coventry. Employed at Humber Limited as a Body Maker. Died in the October Raids 29/10/1940 buried Wyken Parish Church Coventry.

Ralph Craven Stanley

Born 1913 Coventry. Son of James Stanley and Mary E Craven. Resided at 13 Earls Croft, Cheylesmore, Coventry. Killed in a November Raid 21/11/1940 Aged 27 at The Globe Hotel, Abbey End, Kenilworth.

Samuel Stewart

Resided 74 Adelaide Street. Killed in the April Raids 14/04/1941 at 74 Adelaide Street Aged 20. Munitions Worker. Buried London Road Cemetery, Coventry

Beryl Lillian Stokes

Born 14/03/1921 at Coventry. Daughter of Roland Alfred Leslie Stokes and Lily Carr. Resided 1 Alverstone Road, Stoke, Coventry. Employed as Clerk at Barclays Bank Limited. Killed in the April Raids 09/04/1941 Aged 20 at Barras Green Club. Buried in the Communal Grave at London Road, Cemetery, Coventry.

Clifford Roy Stokes

Born 1906 Oswestry, Shropshire. Son of Benjamin Stokes and Lilian Furber Taylor. Resided 138 Glencoe Road. Killed in the April Raids 11/04/1941 Aged 34 at Glencoe Road. Buried in the Communal Grave at London Road, Cemetery, Coventry.

Kenneth Clive Stokes

Born 1937 at Coventry. Son of Roland Alfred Leslie Stokes and Lily Carr. Resided 1 Alverstone Road, Stoke, Coventry. Killed in the April Raids 09/04/1941 Aged 4 at Barras Green Club. Buried in the Communal Grave at London Road, Cemetery, Coventry.

Lily Stokes nee Carr

Born 14/03/1895. Wife of Roland Alfred Leslie Stokes. Resided 1 Alverstone Road, Stoke, Coventry. Housewife. Killed in the April Raids 09 April 1941 Aged 46 at Barras Green Club. Buried in the Communal Grave at London Road, Cemetery, Coventry.

Minnie Stokes

Resided 3 Court, 13 Jordan Well. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 71 3 Court, 13 Jordan Well. Buried in the Communal Grave at London Road, Cemetery, Coventry.

Roland Alfred Leslie Stokes

Born 29/12/1897. Husband of Lily Carr. Resided 1 Alverstone Road, Stoke, Coventry. Employed as Toolmaker Humber Limited. Killed in the April Raids 09 April 1941 Aged 45 at Barras Green Club. Buried in the Communal Grave at London Road, Cemetery, Coventry.

Sheila Stokes

Born 25/04/1925 at Coventry. Daughter of Roland Alfred Leslie Stokes and Lily Carr. Resided 1 Alverstone Road, Stoke, Coventry. Employed as Typist. Killed in the April Raids 09/04/1941 Aged 17 at Barras Green Club. Buried in the Communal Grave at London Road, Cemetery, Coventry.

Thelma J Stokes

Born 11/04/1934 at Coventry. Daughter of Roland Alfred Leslie Stokes and Lily Carr. Resided 1 Alverstone Road, Stoke, Coventry. Attended Frederick Bird School. Killed in the April Raids 09/04/1941 Aged 8 at Barras Green Club. Buried in the Communal Grave at London Road, Cemetery, Coventry.

George Henry Stones

Born 06/12/1912 at Goldthorpe, Yorkshire. Husband of Marjorie Eveline Oxley. Resided St Christians Road, Cheylesmore, Coventry. Employed as Capstan Tool Setter, Armstong Siddeley Motors Limited. Injured in the October Raids 19/10/1940 at Armstong Siddeley Motors Limited whilst on duty with Red Cross. Died 20/10/1940 Aged 27 at Gulson Road Hospital. Buried in the Communal Grave at London Road, Cemetery, Coventry.

Alice Marjorie Storer

Born 22nd November 1904 at Coventry. Daughter of Walter Charles Storer and the late Alice Mary Owen. Educated Barr’s Hill School. Teacher at Coventry Preparatory School. Single. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 15/11/1940 at 34 Catherine Street, Coventry Aged 35. Buried London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Walter Charles Storer

Born 4th November 1871 at Coventry. Husband of the late Alice Mary Owen. Son of George Storer, Builder, and Ann Davies Edwards. House Agent. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 15/11/1940 at 34 Catherine Street, Coventry, Aged 69. Buried London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Norman Stringer

Born 16/05/1891 at Coventry. Son of the late Josiah Stringer a School Master and Lizzie Catherine Thorpe of 109 Allesley Old Road. Husband of Hilda May Stringer. Resided at 40 Oldfield Road. Firewood Merchant. Died in the April Raids 09/04/1941 at Oldfield Road Shelter Aged 49. Buried in the communal grave at London Road Cemetery.

Frederick Solomon Strong

Born 1906 Coventry. Son of Solomon Strong and Emma Charlotte Amos, of 30 Steppingstone Road, Coventry. Husband of Elsie Grice. Resided 43 Gorseway, Coventry. Police Constable (Police War Reserve). Injured in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940, at rear of 37 Gorseway. Died 17/11/1940 at Warwick Hospital Aged 34.

Herbert Hepworth Sturt

Son of Frank Sturt a Quartermaster and Ellen Josephine Born 1880 Devonport. Resided 70 Grosvenor Road. Died in the April Raids at Grosvenor Road 11/04/1941 Aged 60. Buried London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Irene Edith Suddens

Born 28/01/1914 at Coventry. Daughter of Alfred John Suddens and Alice Edith Hill. Sister of Hilda, May and Emily. Fiance of Reg Whitehead. Resided 7 Newland Road. Employed as a Tailoress at S. Hodkinson,136 Queen Victoria Road. Killed in the April Raids 08/04/1941 at 40 Ellys Road Aged 26. Buried London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Lily Emily Swinn nee Smith

Born 26/02/1914 at Birmingham. Wife of Arthur Lawrence Swinn. Resided at 92 The Mount. Killed in the April Raids 09/04/1941at 92 The Mount Aged 26. Buried London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Maureen Linda Swinn

Born 12/08/1937 at London. Daughter of Arthur Lawrence Swinn and Lily Emily Smith. Resided at 92 The Mount. Killed in the April Raids 09/04/1941 at 92 The Mount Aged 3. Buried London Road Cemetery Coventry.

British Civilians in the Front Line: Air Raids, Productivity and Wartime Culture, 1939-45 (Hardcover)

The first full-length study by Helen Jones, University of London, on civilians during the air raids on Britain in the second world war. Looks at changing government policy towards people under air raid attack. Uses a wide range of contemporary as well as memory material. A fascinating analysis of representations of civilians on the 'front line'.