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Offline HERB COLLECTOR

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Re: V1 Incident Maidstone, 3 August 1944
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2015, 21:45:08 »

Hi Herb Collector
Where did you find the above report

The date, place and the fact that it was a V1 are well known. The horse drawn cart detail comes from 'A Shed Full of Mills Bombs: A Boy's Memories of WW2 in Maidstone' by egertontelecottage @ http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/15/a2940815.shtml
The details of the men killed come from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. It includes where the men were killed.
Hometown Blues Syd Arthur

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V1 Incident Maidstone, 3 August 1944
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2015, 21:54:17 »
On 3 August 1944, a V1 dropped onto Maidstone West Goods Station, killing five men, some of whom were loading coal onto a horse drawn cart.

Those killed, all buried at Maidstone Municipal Borough Cemetery.

Ebenezer Hammond. Age 57.
     Of Triangle Cottage, Yeoman Lane, Bearstead. Husband of Alice A Hammond.
Henry Albert Highams. Age 53.
     Of 60 Beaumont Road.
Frederick Charles Selves. Age 61.
     Of 3 Lushington Road. Husband of Ruth F Selves.
Henry Alfred George Smith. Age 27.
     Injured, died same day at West Kent General Hospital.
Bert Tomlin. Age 34.
     ARP Decontamination Squad.
     Of 8 Carey Street. Husband of Violet Tomlin.

Hometown Blues Syd Arthur

 

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