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Re: Air raid
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2016, 16:58:54 »
Yes, many thanks. It seems a great pity that these people were simply wiped out and there is hardly a record of their existence.

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Re: Air raid
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2016, 16:33:54 »
Inholms, I have found the following which you may care to follow up:-

George Thomas Smith and wife Janet ? had the following children:-
Peter George James Herbert Smith bapt. St. Pauls Chatham 20 Nov 1892.
Grace May Smith bapt. 12 Nov. 1911 Christchurch Luton Chatham.

Both baptisms should be viewable using Medway City Ark web site

I hope this helps.


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Re: Air raid
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2016, 13:47:35 »
If anyone has more info, I would be grateful as I cannot find any genealogy for Grace King or her husband. I suspect she is my grandfathers sister (Peter George Herbert Smith, father of George Victor Smith (my father)) , but there is nothing in the family tree.

Thanks again 

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Re: Air raid
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2016, 21:25:07 »
You probably already have this ,but no never mind.☺

The raid occurred on the 16th November,

Grace M King was killed on that date at 105 James Street.
Husband James L was injured and died later on 24 November.
Ellen and James Butcher(Husband and wife) were both killed at 103 James Street on the 16th November.
Nellie Goldswain (Wife of Arthur Goldswain) was also killed at 103 James Street

That would be the 5 you are referring to I think.

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Re: Air raid
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2016, 19:41:46 »
I can't help family wise but here's a view of the area from 1940 showing the bomb site complete with what looks a crater

To remain ignorant of what happened before you were born is to remain a child......Cicero


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Air raid
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2016, 11:44:47 »
5members of my family (the King family and others) were killed during a bomb raid in November 1940 on James Steet Gillingham (hole in street still there!) Appart from a picture in the Kent Messenger I can find no other reference anywhere. Can anybody help? Trying to finish my family tree.

Many thanks in advance.


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