Coventry Blitz Victims

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

Arthur Edward Hadingham

Born 25/07/1940 at Coventry. Son of Reginald Walter C Hadingham and Winifred Blanche Jones. Resided at 133 Wyken Avenue. Housewife. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 at 133 Wyken Avenue Aged 16 Months. Buried in the Communal Grave London Road Cemetery Coventry

Winifred Blanche Hadingham nee Jones

Born 30/05/1919 at Coventry. Wife of Reginald Walter C Hadingham. Resided at 133 Wyken Avenue. Housewife. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 at 133 Wyken Avenue Aged 21. Buried in the Communal Grave London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Grace Elizabeth Halls

Wife of William J Halls of Coventry. Resided at 120 Daventry Road, Coventry. Killed in a November Raid 21/11/1940 Aged 40 at 9 Abbey End, Kenilworth.

Dennis George Handley

Born 11/05/1918 at Coventry. Son of George Handley and Edith Griffiths or Griffis. Resided at 47 St Patrick’s Road. Employed at Daimler Limited. Member of the Home Guard (Firewatcher). Killed in the April Raids 08/04/1941 at St Patrick’s Road Aged 22. Buried London Road Cemetery.

Anthony Peter Hands

Born 25/07/1940 at Coventry. Son of John Herbert Hands and Gladys Mabel Parker. Resided at 94 Alfall Road. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 at 94 Alfall Road Aged 4 Months. Buried London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Elizabeth Harband

Resided 47 Wyley Road. Killed in the April Raids 08/04/1941 Aged 80 at 47 Wyley Road. Buried in the Communal Grave, London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Bernard Harbourne

Born 15/11/1924 Coventry. Son of Charles Harbourne and Charlotte Hirst. Brother of Desmond Harbourne. Resided 124 Moseley Avenue. Employed Coventry and District Co-operative Society. Server of the Alter at St Nicholas Church Radford. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 at St Nicholas Church Radford Aged 15 together with Alan Hiscocks, Alexander Mc Arthur and Douglas Hill. Buried Communal Grave London Road Cemetery Coventry.

The Harris Family

William (Bill) Harris (Father), Beatrice (Beat) Harris, Edith Harris, Emily Harris, George Harris and James (Jim) Harris. (Further details on this family would be appreciated)

Harold Frederick Harrison

Born 18/09/1883 London. Resided at “Sandridge” 8 Kenilworth Road. Manufacturers Agent and Rep. Member of the Civil Defence Wardens Service and Royal Observer Corps/Senior Air Raid Warden. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 at 8 Kenilworth Road Aged 56. Buried Communal Grave, London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Herbert George Harrison

Born 1897 at Longford. Son of John Richard Harrison and Lucy Jane Ashley of 352 Grange Road, Longford. Husband of Lydia Ann Checklin. Resided 49 Canal Road. Employed Alfred Herbert Limited. Killed in the April Raids 08/04/1941 Aged 44 Alfred Herbert Works Shelter, Foleshill Road, Coventry. Buried in the Communal Grave, London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Lydia Ann Harrison nee Checklin

Born 1899 at Walsgrave. Wife of Herbert George Harrison. Resided 49 Canal Road. Housewife. Killed in the April Raids 08/04/1941 Aged 43 Alfred Herbert Works Shelter, Foleshill Road, Foleshill, Coventry. Buried in the Communal Grave, London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Emily Harritt nee Meakin

Born 1859 Coventry. Resided 25 Moat Street, Coventry. Widow of Charles Thomas Harritt. Killed in the April Raids 11/04/1941 Aged 82 at 25 Moat Street, Coventry. Buried in the Communal Grave, London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Joseph Henry Harrow

Born 29/01/1888 at Coventry. Son of Joseph Harrow and Elizabeth. Husband of Edith H Coleman. Resided 45 Batsford Road. Employed Alvis Limited. Firewatcher. Killed in the April Raids 09/04/1941 Aged 53 at Batsford Road. Buried in the Communal Grave, London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Thomas Arthur Harroway

Resided 1 Clinton Avenue, Kenilworth. Constable - Police War Reserve. Killed in the April Raids 09/04/1940 at Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital. Buried London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Sydney Hartopp

Born 1922 Coventry. Son of Thomas W Hartopp and Frances Barnacle. Brother of Thomas, Gladys, Teddy, Betty and Arthur Hartopp. Resided 2 Court 2 House Freeth Street. Volunteer with the 11th Warwickshire Battalion (Singer) Home Guard. Killed in the Coventry Blitz at the Gaumont Cinema 14/11/1940 Aged 18. Buried London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Cyril Herbert Glenister Hartup

Born 16/12/1930 at Coventry. Son of Claude Edwin G Hartup and Edith Pemberton. Resided at 39 Ribble Road. Attended Folly Lane School. Killed in the April Raids 10/04/1941 Aged 11 at Smiths Stamping Works Shelter, Ribble Road. Buried in the Communal Grave, London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Daniel Harvey

Resided 75 Harnall Lane West. Killed in the August raids 28/08/1940 Aged 25 at Swanswell Street. Buried in the Communal Grave, London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

George Leonard Harvey

Born 05/02/1894 at Coventry. Son of Samuel Roger Harvey and Sarah Ann Wilson of 3 Bowling Green, Ashburton, Devon. Husband of Ethel Izetta Aldridge. Resided at 91 Lavender Avenue. Fire Watcher. Employed Coventry Corporation Housing Maintenance Department. Buried in the Communal Grave, London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Frank Havard

Born 1893 Birmingham. Son of Amelia. Resided at the Hare and Hounds Hotel, Bramble Street, Coventry. Husband of Gertrude Marie Gilbert. Brother of Rose. Killed in the April Raids 11/04/1940 Aged 48 at the Hare and Hounds Hotel, Bramble Street, Coventry. Buried London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Charles Thomas Hawkins

Husband of Ada Hawkins. Resided 35 Graywood Avenue, Coventry. Injured as a result of enemy action at Coventry. Died 16/04/1941 at Warneford Hospital Aged 27.

James William Hazlewood

Born 22/02/1920 at Coventry. Resided Westminster Road. Son of James William Hazlewood and Edith Fenbow of Coventry. Employed by Coventry Machine Tools Limited. Civil Defence Ambulance Driver and member of the 11th Warwickshire Battalion Home Guard. Killed in the April Raids 10/04/1941 at Grosvenor Road Aged 21. Buried Kenilworth Cemetery.

Margaret Dulcie Hayes (Listed as Hayes D. M. on the war memorial)

Born 03/10/1932 at Coventry. Daughter of Albert S Hayes and Mary Ellen Williams. Resided at 24 Moat Street. Attended Spon Street School. Killed in the April Raids 10/04/1941 Aged 8. Buried in the Communal Grave London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Raymond Sydney Hayes

Born 1939 at Coventry. Son of Albert S Hayes and Mary Ellen Williams. Resided at 24 Moat Street. Killed in the April Raids 10/04/1941 Aged 16 Months. Buried in the Communal Grave London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Selina Hayes

Widow of S. Hayes. Resided 46 Oldfield Road, Coventry. Injured in the April Raids 08/04/1941 at Coventry. Died at Warwick Hospital 09/04/1941 Aged 66.

Letitia Heys nee McLaughlan

Born 14/02/1902 at Kingussie, Scotland. Wife of Harry Heys mother of Letitia. Resided at 42 Lavender Avenue. Housewife. Killed in the April Raids 11/04/1941 Aged 41 at 42 Lavender Avenue. Buried in the Communal Grave, London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Letitia Heys

Born 09/07/1921 Middleton Lancashire. Daughter of Harry Heys and Letitia McLaughlan. Resided 42 Lavender Avenue. Killed in the April Raids 11/04/1941 Aged 19 at 42 Lavender Avenue. Employed at Sainsbury Limited. Buried in the Communal Grave, London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Violet Hickling nee Ludlam, Blitz Victim

Violet Hickling nee Ludlam

Born 25/06/1905 at Coventry. Daughter of Edward John Ludlam and Florence Moore. Sister of Alfred Edward, Leonard J, Florence and Harold Ludlam. Wife of Robert Hickling. Resided 90 The Mount. District Nurse. Killed in the April Raids 09/04/1941 Aged 35 at 90 The Mount. Violet was dug out of the rubble by her brother Harold Ludlam who was in the AFS (Auxiliary Fire Service). She is buried in the communal grave at London Road Cemetery, Coventry and you can see her copper beech memorial tree which was planted immediately by the left hand gate of the London Road Memorial.


Alfred Higgins

Resided 7 Brookville Terrace, Linden Road, Coventry. Injured in Coventry. Died at Warwick Hospital 23/11/1940 Aged 78.

Douglas Hill

Son of James William Hill and May Born 04/05/1924 at Marrangaroo New South Wales, Australia. Resided 70 Telfer Road. Attended Barkers Butts School and the Technical College. Scout. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 at St Nicholas Church, Radford Aged 13 together with Bernard Harbourne, Alan Hiscocks and Alexander Mc Arthur. Buried Communal Grave London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Alan Hiscocks, Blitz Victim

Alan Hiscocks

Born 29/01/1921 at Coventry. Son of Francis Hiscocks and Lillian F Hulbert. Brother of Albert Hiscocks. Resided 60 Dugdale Road, Radford. Employed at E.T. Peirson and Sons Accountants. Server of the Alter at St Nicholas Church Radford. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 St Nicholas Church Radford Aged 19 together with Bernard Harbourne, Douglas Hill and Alexander Mc Arthur. Buried St Nicholas Church Yard Coventry.

Hilda May Hoare nee Stokes

Wife of Walter James Denham Hoare. Resided 13 Court 3 House Jordon Well. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 at Jordon Well Aged 43. Buried London Road Cemetery Coventry.

John Denham Hoare

Son of Walter James Denham Hoare and Hilda May Stokes. Resided 13 Court 3 House Jordon Well. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 at Jordon Well Aged 7. Buried London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Margaret H Hoare

Daughter of Walter James Denham Hoare and Hilda May Stokes. Resided 13 Court 3 House Jordon Well. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 at Jordon Well Aged 5 Months. Buried London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Walter James Denham Hoare

Son of Mrs E. Hoare and husband of Hilda May Stokes. Resided 13 Court 3 House Jordon Well. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 at Jordon Well Aged 35. Buried London Road Cemetery Coventry.

Albert Hobbs

Born 16/06/1869 at Neithrop, Banbury. Son of Sarah Morby nee Hobbs. Employed Charlesworth Bodies Limited. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 70 at Old Church Road, Bell Green, Coventry. Buried in the Communal Grave London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Daisy Hobday

Born 27/01/1919 at Pinley, Coventry. Daughter of George William Hobday and Eliza Duckett. Resided Swift Corner Cottages, Whitley, Coventry. Employed Thomas Bushills and Sons Limited. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 21 at Swift Corner Cottages, Whitley, Coventry. Buried in the Communal Grave London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Eliza Hobday nee Duckett

Born 14/01/1877 at Radford Semele, Warwickshire. Daughter of John Duckett and Mary Jane Bench. Wife of George William Hobday. Resided Swift Corner Cottages, Whitley, Coventry. Housewife. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 64 at Swift Corner Cottages, Whitley, Coventry. Buried in the Communal Grave London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

George William Hobday

Born 14/11/1876 at Ryton on Dunsmore. Husband of Eliza Hobday. Resided Swift Corner Cottages, Whitley, Coventry. Employed City Engineers, Coventry Corporation, Sewage Pumping Station, Whitley, Coventry. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 64 at Swift Corner Cottages, Whitley, Coventry. Buried in the Communal Grave London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

May Hobday

(Known as Maydie)

Born 30/05/1908 at Pinley, Coventry. Daughter of George William Hobday and Eliza Duckett. Resided Swift Corner Cottages, Whitley, Coventry. Employed Auto Machinery Company Limited. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 32 at Swift Corner Cottages, Whitley, Coventry. Buried in the Communal Grave London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

William Henry Hockton

Son of William Henry Hockton and Rebecca Ann Jones. Husband of Florence. Resided 59 Broadway. Killed in April raids 10/04/1941 at Warwick Row shelter aged 48. Buried in the communal grave at London Road Cemetery.

Charles Holliday

Born 18/11/1913 at Birmingham. Son of Mr and Mrs Charles Holliday. Resided at 62 Gospel Farm Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham. Employed at Birmingham Small Arms Limited. Killed in the October raids 22/10/1940 Aged 26 at the Queen’s Hotel Vaults, Grey Friars Lane, Coventry. Buried Yardley Cemetery Birmingham.

Henry Holliday

Born 1870 Coventry. Husband of Caroline Thompson. Resided 24 Roundhouse Road. Employed at H Burbidge and Son Timber Merchants. Injured in the October Raids 22/10/1940 at H Burbidge and Son, Vecqueray Street died at Gulson Road Hospital 23/10/1940 Aged 72.

Ernest Leslie Hollingsworth

Born 1913 at Coventry. Son of Mr William C Hollingsworth and Annie M Pratt. Twin of John Hollingsworth and brother of Gwendoline. Husband of Lillian (Lily) Downes. Resided 30 St Christians Road. Member of the British Red Cross Society. Killed in the November raids 19/11/1940 at 30 Christians Road Aged 27. Buried at London Road Cemetery.

Lillian Hollingsworth nee Downes

Daughter of Mrs Davies formerly Downes of 31 Pool Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, and of the late Mr. Downes. Wife of Ernest Leslie Downes resided at 30 St Christians Road. Killed in the November raids 19/11/1940 at 30 St Christians Road Aged 20. Buried at London Road Cemetery.

John Holroyd

Born 26/08/1926 at Coventry. Son of Hervyn Holroyd and Ivy Emily Eades. Resided at 4 Percy Street. Attended King Henry the VIII School. Killed in the October Raids 21/10/1940 Aged 14 at 4 Percy Street. Buried London Road Cemetery.

Frederick Holt

Husband of Murial Wilkinson. Father of Douglas, Alan, Eric and Patricia Holt. Resided 26 Houldworth Avenue, Exhall, Coventry. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 35 in an Anderson shelter at 26 Houldsworth Avenue, Exhall, Coventry. Frederick died protecting his family from a bomb blast. Buried Bedworth, Urban District Cemetery.

Ernest Horace Horton

Born 16/04/1910 at Walthamstow, London. Husband of Eileen Horton. Resided 208 Brownshill Green Road. Employed Webster and Bennett Limited. Killed in the October Raids 21/10/1940 at 208 Brownshill Green Road. Buried St Pauls Cemetery.

Derrek Suvla Horton

Born 06/11/1915 at Coventry. Resided 375 Swan Lane. Son of Charles Horton and Ida May Weston of 375 Swan Lane. Employed Humber Limited. Killed in the October Raids 17/10/1940 Aged 24 at 49 Castle Street. Buried London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

John Richard Howell

Husband of Elsie Dodwell. Resided 109 Clifford Bridge Road, Binley, Coventry. Killed in the April Raids 10/04/1941 Aged 52 at Smiths Stamping Works, Ribble Road. Buried in the Communal Grave, London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Keith Desmond Howells

Son of Griffith W Howells and Winifred May Hart. Brother of Gwyniera L Howells. Resided 26 Houldsworth Avenue, Exhall. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 2 in the Anderson Shelter at 26 Houldsworth Avenue. Buried Bedworth.

Royston Charles Howells

Son of Griffith W Howells and Winifred May Hart. Brother of Gwyniera L Howells. Resided 26 Houldsworth Avenue, Exhall. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 9 in the Anderson Shelter at 26 Houldsworth Avenue. Buried Bedworth.

Winifred May Howells nee Hart

Wife of Griffith W Howells. Mother of Keith, Royston and Gwyniera L Howells. Resided 26 Houldsworth Avenue, Exhall. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 37 in the Anderson Shelter at 26 Houldsworth Avenue. Buried Bedworth.

Leonard Hudson

Husband of Gertrude (Gert) Eveline Hudson. Father of Leon and Graham. Resided 13 Grantham Street. Killed in the April Raids 10/04/1940 at 13 Grantham Street or Walsgrave Road Aged 36. Buried London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Ann Hughes

Daughter of Wilson Hughes Publican of Sutton Coldfield and his wife Ann (Hannah) Smith. Resided 18 Cambridge Street. Killed in the October Raids 20/10/1940 Aged 75 at 18 Cambridge Street. Buried in the Communal Grave, London Road Cemetery, Coventry, Warwickshire.

David Hughes

Born 1937 in Coventry. Son of William Henry Hughes and Jenny Knowles. Resided 96 Lavender Avenue. Killed in the April Raids 09/04/1941 Aged 3 at 96 Lavender Avenue. Buried in the Communal Grave, London Road Cemetery, Coventry, Warwickshire.

Edward Hughes

Born 1933 in Liverpool. Son of William Henry Hughes and Jenny Knowles. Resided 96 Lavender Avenue. Killed in the April Raids 09/04/1941 Aged 8 at 96 Lavender Avenue. Buried in the Communal Grave, London Road Cemetery, Coventry, Warwickshire.

Harold Benjamin Hughes

Born 01/09/1889 at Aston, Birmingham. Resided 154 Foleshill Road. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 51 at 154 Foleshill Road. Buried in the Communal Grave, London Road Cemetery, Coventry, Warwickshire.

Jenny Hughes nee Knowles

Born 17/09/1904 Toxteth Park, Liverpool. Daughter of Thomas Knowles and Mary Alice Whatmore of 214 Mill Lane, Liverpool. Wife of William Henry Hughes. Resided 96 Lavender Avenue. Killed in the April Raids 09/04/1941 Aged 36 at 96 Lavender Avenue. Her body was recovered on the 12/04/1941 and she was buried in the Communal Grave, London Road Cemetery, Coventry, Warwickshire.

William Henry Hughes

Son of Emma Hughes of 2 Bryanston Road, Liverpool. Husband of Jenny Knowles. Resided 96 Lavender Avenue. First Aid Post Member. Killed in the April Raids 09/04/1941 Aged 38 at 96 Lavender Avenue. His body was recovered on the 14/04/1941 and he was buried in the Communal Grave, London Road Cemetery, Coventry, Warwickshire.

Edith Madeline Humphrey

Born 03/01/1879 at Dufus, Morayshire. Wife of Alfred Charles Humphrey. Resided 43 Cornwall Road. Housewife. Injured in the April Raids 08/04/1941 at 43 Cornwall Road. Died 10/04/1941 Aged 62 at Gulson Road Hospital. Buried in the Communal Grave, London Road Cemetery, Coventry, Warwickshire.

Susetta Humphreys

Born 1888. Resided 34 Henry Street. Widow of W Humphries. Shopkeeper. Killed in the October Raids 12/10/1940 at 34 Henry Street Aged 52. Buried Windmill Road Cemetery.

Violet May Humphreys

Born 15/07/1924. Daughter of Mrs. G. Humphreys nee Cooper. Resided 151 North Street, Stoke. Employed General Electric Company Limited. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 at 151 North Street Aged 16. Buried in the Communal Grave London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Hilda Emily Humphries

Born 1906 at Coventry. Wife of John Humphreys. Resided 31 New Buildings. Housewife. Killed in the April Raids 09/04/1941 at 31 New Buildings Aged 35. Buried London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Frederick (Fred) Arthur Hunt

Born 1908 Warwick. Son of Harry Joseph Hunt and Martha of 52 Brighton Street, Stoke. Husband of Louisa (Lou) Jane Hunt married for only 4 years. Resided at 27 Cornwall Road. Died in the April Raids 09/04/1941 Aged 32. Buried at London Road Cemetery Coventry.

James Arthur Hunt

Born 26/09/1891 Shipston on Stour. Son of Thomas Hunt and Francis (Fanny) Walker of 51 Coronation Road. Resided at 51 Coronation Road. Employed at the Coal Depot, Coventry and District Co-op Society Limited. Died in the April Raids 08/04/1941 at Coronation Road Baths Aged 49. Buried in the communal grave at London Road Cemetery.

William Hutchinson

Born 08/1906 Dubin, Ireland. Son of Francis W Hutchinson and Eileen of 21 Ranelagh Road, Dublin, Ireland. Brother of Frank, Lelah and Lucy. Employed J.K. Monsell (Contractors) Limited, Builders. Killed in the April Raids 10/04/1941 aged 36 at 12 Charterhouse Road, Coventry, Warwickshire. Buried in the Communal Grave at London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

Ernest William Hydon

Born 28/05/1914 at Coventry. Son of Thomas William Hydon and Leah Elizabeth Drakeford of 85 Hugh Road. Husband of Elsie Ann Morris. Resided 100 Glencoe Road. Employed Rootes Securities Limited. Killed in the Coventry Blitz 14/11/1940 Aged 27 at Brympton Road, Coventry. Buried in the Communal Grave, London Road Cemetery, Coventry.

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