People killed or injured in Acocks Green

Below is a list of people injured or killed in air raids in Acocks Green. It may be incomplete: any additions or corrections would be welcome.


15th/16th August 1940

Killed: Hilda Quinn, aged 47, Louisa Quinn, aged 61 - 46 Cottesbrook Road

24th/25th August 1940

Killed: Jack Prince, aged 43, Beatrice Prince, aged 40, Norman Prince, aged 12, Sylvia Prince, aged 13 - 14 Wildfell Road

Injured: Joan Prince, Selwyn Prince, 14 Wildfell Road

16th or 20th/21st October 1940

Killed: Wilfred Wyatt, aged 48 - 249 Severne Road, at 65 Holloway Head

24th October 1940

Killed: Henry Owen Watson, aged 50 - 43 Fenton Road

18th/19th November 1940

Killed: George Bourne, aged 44 - 14 Northanger Road; Arthur Howard Wootton, aged 26 - 34 Beeches Avenue (died 29th November)

Injured: Thomas Frost, 315 Gospel Lane; Alice Cole, 142 Oakhurst Road; Harry Finch, 64 Hollyhock Road; Ian Frost, 1144 Warwick Road; Frank Johnson, 73 Denham Road; Edward Mills, 47 Thornfield Road; Albert Mycock, 104 Douglas Road; Gertrude Smith, 65 Olton Boulevard East; Dedifor Suter, Mary Suter, John Suter, Mary Suter, 6 Lyall Grove; Bernard Page, 104 Fenton Road; Arthur Worrall, 19 Fox Green Crescent; Christopher Castle, 37 Stockfield Road; Edward Mason, 20 Dryden Grove

19th/20th November 1940

Killed: W. Dalgetty, aged 47 - 83 Hazelwood Road; Agnes Jukes, aged 53, John Albert Jukes, aged 19 - 8 Lyall Grove; Harry Hall, aged 26 - of 53 Cottesbrook Road at the B.S.A.; William John Hemms, aged 56 - of 9 Ferris Grove at the B.S.A.; Charles Ernest Hill, aged 46 - of 65 Gospel Farm Road at the B.S.A.; Harold Horne, aged 31 - of 244 Stockfield Road at the B.S.A.; David Thomas Savin, aged 7, Kenneth Joseph Savin, aged 2, Raymond Savin, aged 4 - 20 Broomhall Crescent

20th/21st November 1940

Injured: James Dennis, 199 Severne Road; Ernest Barby, 67 Alexander Road; Lily Beach, 97 Fenton Road; Alfred Clark, 67 Shirley Road; George Coombes, 37 Shirley Road; John Gordon, 28 Dolphin Lane; John Gough, 230 Pool Farm Road; George Hewett, 58 Oakhurst Road; Albert Hill, 130 Shirley Road; Albert Hopkins, 119 Alexander Road; Michael Frederick, 45 Sherbourne Road; Harold Nock, 136 Shirley Road; Walter Parson, 72 Pool Farm Road; Harry Richards, 256 Dolphin Lane; Georgina Simpson, 34 Olton Croft; Charles Stemp, 7 Henbury Road; Edith Tyler, 103 Bramley Road

22/23rd November 1940

Killed: Frank Latham Davis, aged 66, Maud Davis, aged 79 - 35 Alexander Road; Euphemia Mary Mark, aged 59, Phoebe Ann Mark, aged 90 - 33 Alexander Road

Injured: Elsie Abrahams, Harry Ashbourne, 238 Olton Boulevard East; G. Jackson, 135 Severne Road; Charles Jeavons, 127 Yardley Road

Also injured 19th-24th November 1940: Merle Grace, 33 Alexander Road

11th/12th December 1940

Killed: Edgar Yarnold, aged 46 - 11 Ninfield Road; Avril Cynthia Hale, aged 8 - 305 Lincoln Road North; Dennis Dwyer, aged 17 114 Woodcock Lane

Injured: Cyril Bush, 24 Ninfield Road; Ivy Cutts, 51 Olton Boulevard; John Griffiths, 51 Arden Road; Albert Hillstead, 148 Douglas Road; Harold Penver, 9 Hollyhock Road, Arthur Pipe, 131 Shirley Road; Fred Taylor, 100 Tibland Road

9th/10th April 1941

Injured: Raymond Davis, 70 Tavistock Road; Olive McCormick, 66 Olton Boulevard East; H. Allen, 116 Fenton Road

30th July 1942

Killed: Alfred Smith Stafford, aged 36 - 14 Malvern Road

Injured: Anthony Jennings, 12 Malvern Road; Sidney Bright, 11 Fanshawe Road

31st July 1942

Killed: Jane Greenway, aged 71, Winifred Greenway, aged 34 - 366 Stockfield Road

Injured: Lucy Brown, 33 Fanshawe Road


Acocks Green's vulnerability

Air Raid Precautions and civil defence

Air raid shelters 

Anti-aircraft and barrage balloons

Bombing maps


Gas attack

High explosive bombs

Incendiary bombs

Killed and injured

Rover shadow factory at the Vineries

Strafing incidents

Austerity and saving resources

Dig for Victory

Food in wartime


Prisoners of war

Women in wartime

Extracts from the wartime diary of Frank Taylor Lockwood

Memories of a child's life in Tyseley, by Alexander Hook

Memories of Acocks Green school, by Alexander Hook

Memories of Acocks Green, by Arthur Cundall


The end of the war



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