Wednesday 23 September 2015

The Last of 631 Fatalities - Sheffield 20th October 1941

Just posted an article on the last two victims to be killed in Sheffield as a result of enemy action in World War 2. Enemy action is not quite correct inasmuch as there were no recorded Luftwaffe attacks in the Sheffield area that Monday evening. And they actually died from an anti-aircraft shell that fell in Clarkhouse Road Sheffield. The report in the Telegraph and Independent dated Wednesday 22nd October 1941 stated that it "fell" but a smaller report in The Lincolnshire Echo states that it "exploded" in the road.

.The young son that George was returning home to see was to become a noted poet and novelist.


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