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The Folkestone Air Raid

This bombing raid saw the death of almost 100 people - including many children. 

Names (B)

Howard Hayward Banks, Eliza Mary Barker, Maggie Gray Bartleet, Annie Beer & Annie (Rosie) Beer (mother and daughter), Stephen Arthur Beer & William James Beer (brothers), Sydney Brockway, David John (John) Burke, Hilda Elizabeth Burvill, George Edward Butcher ~~~~~~~ Howard Hayward Banks - age 25, a chauffeur who was waiting for a friend outside a barbers shop when the bomb fell 10 yards from him. No gravestone, buried in section 20, grave 1872 Eliza Mary Barker - age 33, wife of Edward Horace Barker and mother of 10 year old son. Gravestone in place, buried in section 20, grave 1870 Maggie Gray Bartleet - age 24, known as Madge, wife of a Sergeant Major in the RAMC. Gravestone in place, buried in section 20, grave 1852 Annie Beer & Annie (Rosie) Beer (mother and daughter) - mother and daughter who was also known as Rosie (30 yo and 2 yo). Gravestone in place, buried in section 2, grave 6805 Stephen Arthur Beer & William James Beer (brothers) - 11 yo and 9 yo - sons of Harry Beer a coal porter and marine fireman, and nephews of Annie Beer. No gravestone although buried in section 2, grave 6805 with Annie and her daughter. Sydney Brockway - age 63, Sydney worked for Folkestone Corporation as a labourer. Gravestone in place, buried in section 20, grave 1855. David John (John) Burke - age 42, John was a boot and shoe repairer. Gravestone in place, buried in section section 7, grave 340 Hilda Elizabeth Burvill - age 20, Hildas father was a well known as a policeman who worked for the Radnor Estate, keeping ‘undesirables’ of the desirable Leas and West End of Folkestone. Gravestone in place, buried in section 20, grave 1856. George Edward Butcher - age 44, George was a coal carter working for Scriveners. Gravestone in place, buried in section 7, grave 68. These brief descriptions were taken from ‘A Glint In The Sky’, author Martin Easdown with Thomas Genth. The book which is well worth ordering contains much more detail about each person.
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The Folkestone Air Raid

This bombing raid saw the death of almost 100 people - including many children. 

Names (B)

Howard Hayward Banks, Eliza Mary Barker, Maggie Gray Bartleet, Annie Beer & Annie (Rosie) Beer (mother and daughter), Stephen Arthur Beer & William James Beer (brothers), Sydney Brockway, David John (John) Burke, Hilda Elizabeth Burvill, George Edward Butcher ~~~~~~~ Howard Hayward Banks - age 25, a chauffeur who was waiting for a friend outside a barbers shop when the bomb fell 10 yards from him. No gravestone, buried in section 20, grave 1872 Eliza Mary Barker - age 33, wife of Edward Horace Barker and mother of 10 year old son. Gravestone in place, buried in section 20, grave 1870 Maggie Gray Bartleet - age 24, known as Madge, wife of a Sergeant Major in the RAMC. Gravestone in place, buried in section 20, grave 1852 Annie Beer & Annie (Rosie) Beer (mother and daughter) - mother and daughter who was also known as Rosie (30 yo and 2 yo). Gravestone in place, buried in section 2, grave 6805 Stephen Arthur Beer & William James Beer (brothers) - 11 yo and 9 yo - sons of Harry Beer a coal porter and marine fireman, and nephews of Annie Beer. No gravestone although buried in section 2, grave 6805 with Annie and her daughter. Sydney Brockway - age 63, Sydney worked for Folkestone Corporation as a labourer. Gravestone in place, buried in section 20, grave 1855. David John (John) Burke - age 42, John was a boot and shoe repairer. Gravestone in place, buried in section section 7, grave 340 Hilda Elizabeth Burvill - age 20, Hildas father was a well known as a policeman who worked for the Radnor Estate, keeping ‘undesirables’ of the desirable Leas and West End of Folkestone. Gravestone in place, buried in section 20, grave 1856. George Edward Butcher - age 44, George was a coal carter working for Scriveners. Gravestone in place, buried in section 7, grave 68. These brief descriptions were taken from ‘A Glint In The Sky’, author Martin Easdown with Thomas Genth. The book which is well worth ordering contains much more detail about each person.
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