Tuesday, 15 July 2014

The Death of Annie Elliott - 17 Clun Street Pitsmoor Sheffield September 1915

When I was at the Local Studies Library researching our book "Long Shadows Over Sheffield" a few months ago, I came across this very small note at the bottom of one page. It was from the inquest that was held to inquire into the death of a young girl, Annie Elliott. The date of the inquest was 13th September 1915

 It suddenly struck me that death and despair was not the sole preserve of those who were dying in their droves in the Great War. It happened on people's doorsteps as well, as it always has done

Clun Street, Pitsmoor, Sheffield

Annie was laid to rest on 15th September 1915 in the nearby cemetery in Burngreave

ELLIOTT, Annie (daughter of H Elliott, age 2).
     Died at 17 Clun St; Buried on September 15, 1915 in General ground;
     Grave Number 90, Section K of Burngreave Cemetery, Sheffield.

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