Coventry Blitz Victims

Coventry Blitz victims' details organised alphabetically: Surnames beginning with 'X', 'Y', or 'Z'

Ann Yardley

Resided at 25 Bristol Road. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 56. Buried London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

James (Harold) Yarrow

Born 09/08/1880 at Cambridge. Son of James Yarrow of Freeman Street. Husband of Julia Collins of 675 Stoney Stanton Road. Brother of Daisy. Employed Coventry Corporation Transport Department. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 60 at Broadgate.

Florence Yates

Daughter of the late William and Eliza Hall. Widow of Charles Yates. Resided at Fords Hospital, Grey Friars Lane. Matron of Fords Hospital. Crushed by falling masonry at Fords Hospital 15/10/1940 Aged 65. Buried London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Florence (Florrie) Yates nee Skidmore

Born 06/1883 at West Bromwich. Wife of Arthur Yates. Resided 64 Cromwell Street. Housewife. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 59 at 64 Cromwell Street.

George Henry Yates

Born13/08/1913 at Coventry. Son of Harry Yates and Alice Rose. Resided 84 Batsford Road. Employed as Stores Inspector, Reynold and Coventry Chain Company Limited. Killed in the April Raids 09/04/1941 Aged 27 at Batsford Road. Buried in the Communal Grave at London Road, Cemetery, Coventry.

Lizzie Yates

Born 1922 Coventry. Daughter of Arthur Yates and Florence Skidmore. Fiancée of George. Resided 64 Cromwell Street. Employed General Electric Company Limited. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 18 at 64 Cromwell Street. Recorded on the Memorial as E Yates.

Frederick Samuel Yeomans

Born 07/05/1870 at Coventry. Son of Samuel Yeomans a Watch Manufacturer and Hannah Welton. Resided 8 Palmerston Road. Freeman of the City of Coventry. Manufacturer at 48 Spon Street. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 70 at Palmerston Road. Buried in the Communal Grave, London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Alfred Young

Born 02/1900 at Redditch. Husband of Freida Beatrice Eades. Resided 6 Bond Street. Fish Carter with own business. Killed in the October Raids 21/10/1940 Aged 41 at 4 Percy Street. Buried London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Freida Beatrice Young nee Eades

Born 31/08/1900 at Redditch. Wife of Alfred Young. Resided 6 Bond Street. Housewife. Killed in the October Raids 21/10/1940 Aged 41 at 4 Percy Street. Buried London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

The Last Blitz: Operation Steinbock, the Luftwaffe's Last Blitz on Britain
- January to May 1944 (Hardcover) by Ron Mackay

To most people, the 'Blitz' lasted from September 1940 to May 1941. However, in December 1943, the Code-Breakers at Bletchley Park received intelligence that the Luftwaffe's bombers were gathering for a major new operation. The Luftwaffe named the campaign attacks Operation Steinbock and committed 524 bombers, including 46 He177 'Greif' four-engined heavy bombers making a debut over Britain. The RAF was now far better equipped to deal with the new attack with 127 Mosquitos and the anti-aircraft guns were also radar directed. In the evening of 21 January 227 bombers took off bound for London.