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Re: Bomb Damage Snodland 1944
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2015, 21:47:29 »
Right, I think I have got it sorted.
Go to http://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/4004193/MALLING,%20RURAL%20DISTRICT
 Then click on casualty records. You can filter results by date on the left.
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2015, 23:38:51 »
Link to the Dover war Memorial project mentioned by Longpockets. http://www.doverwarmemorialproject.org.uk/Casualties/Civilians/awayfromhome.htm, includes more photos of the damage, the area as it is now and the plaque. Scroll down to Collard F J.

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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2015, 22:12:51 »
Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Malling Rual District @ http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead.aspx?cpage=1
This gives dates and places of death and a few other details.
(Strange, if I clink on the link on a second computer it goes to a search page of CWGW. In which case put 'Malling, Rural District' into cemetery search)

I suspect you already have this one, Snodland Casualties of World War ll @ http://www.snodlandhistory.org.uk/people/WWIICasualties.pdf
Gives a few more details of eight of the victims.

Correction to my post, the correct age of Anne Orpin should be 14.
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2015, 17:51:08 »

There is commemorative plaque to ten of the dead at the Snodland Medical practice, Catts Alley, off Malling Road, Snodland.

There are more photographs on The Dover War Memorial Web site with reference  to Fredrick James Collard as he was the son of Dover residents, to which I have contributed.

Herb Collector could I ask for your source please as Snodland Town Council and Snodland Historical Society may be interested.

Many thanks for the extra name.

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Re: Bomb Damage Snodland 1944
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2015, 22:51:43 »
The correct date is 5th August 1944.

Those killed.

At 2 Elmfield Villas, Malling Road, Snodland.

    William George Braddick. Age 37.
          Sgt Kent County Constabulary.
    Alice Olive Braddick. 37.
          Wife of William.
    Anne Orpin. 4.
    Bernice Etheline Stokes. 14.

Maida Vale, Malling Road.

    Leonard Henry Brooker. 55.
    Mary Brooker. 56.
          Wife of Leonard.
    Alice Maude Mary Brooker. 28.
          Daughter of above.

    Frederick James Collard. 46.
          Husband of Majorie Collard. Of Alpha, Malling Road.

    Narcissa Gladdish. 9.
          Daughter of Walter A and Phyllis L J Gladdish.
          Injured when leaving the Malling Road Surgery. Died same day at Preston Hall Emergency Hospital Aylesford.

    Rayden Saunders. 79.
          Of Upton Villa, Malling Road.
          Injured. Died 7 August at Preston Hall Emergency Hospital Aylesford.

    Horace Wells. 70.
          Retired Chief Stoker.
          Of 1 Elmfield Villas, Malling Road.

There is one name missing. Can anybody help?
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012, 15:45:42 »
August 7th a flying bomb shot down by a fighter plane crashed in Malling Rd. Two doctors, who were both injured continued to treat others who had been hurt. Twelve people were killed including a police sergeant and his wife, a nine year old girl and two girls who were staying at the doctors.

 

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