The seventeen civilian casualties of the bombing of Sherborne on 30 September 1940.  Their names, together with that of a man who died in 1946 from wounds received in 1940, are remembered on a memorial plaque next to the Sherborne town war memorial in Half Moon Street, Sherborne.

  • John Butlin (21), son of John and Ethel Butlin of The Burrow, Seaton, Devon.  John was injured at Sherborne on 30 September 1940 and died at the Yeatman Hospital the same day.
  • Leonard John Dawe (17), son of Harold Thomas Dawe and Constance Dawe née Lugg), of 227, West End Lane, West Hampstead, London.  Leonard lived at 3, Clarence Villas.  He died at Newland on 30 September 1940.  His funeral was held in Sherborne on 5 October 1940.
  • Albertina Beatrice Gartell (73), daughter of Joseph Ridout Gartell and Matilda Gartell (née Brown). Albertina lived at Newland in a cottage with her sister, Louisa. She died at her cottage in Newland (next to Foster’s Infant School) on 30 September 1940 when the house received a direct hit.  Her sister Louisa was not injured in the bombing but died the same day from shock.  Her funeral was held in Sherborne on 5 October 1940.  She was buried away from Sherborne.
  • Percy Henry Daniel Goulter (43), a constable in the Admiralty Civil Police.  Percy lived at 25, Lenthay Close. with his wife Ethel Mary Goulter (née Palmer).  He died at 25, Lenthay Close on 30 September 1940.  His funeral was held in Sherborne on 4 October 1940.
  • Douglas Hunt (5), son of Walter and Edith Hunt, of 37a, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1. (listed in burial register as living at 6, Whitehorse Yard, Westminster Bridge, London).  Douglas was an evacuee from South London who had arrived in Sherborne only the day before.  He died at 26, Lenthay Close on 30 September 1940 when the house received a direct hit.  His funeral was held in Sherborne on 5 October 1940.
  • Henry (Harry) Ireland (44), son of Rhoda Ireland, of Hound Street, Sherborne, and of the late John Ireland.  Harry was a saddler and died at his saddler’s business on the south side of Half Moon Street (between the Half Moon Hotel and what is now the Pear Tree).  His shop sustained a direct hit on 30 September 1940 and he was later found dead in the wreckage, still sitting in his chair where he had been completing a saddle for collection that day.  His funeral was held in Sherborne on 11 October 1940.
  • William Charles Jeffery (85) lived at ‘Berrima’ in Hound Street.  He was injured in Hound Street on 30 September 1940 and died at the Yeatman Hospital on 1 October 1940.  His funeral was held in Sherborne on 4 October 1940. He was buried by the Methodist Minister.
  • Edward David Knobbs (4), son of Percy James Knobbs and Ethel Knobbs (née Smith) of 49 Lenthay Close.   Edward was injured on 30 September 1940 at Lenthay Close and died at the Yeatman Hospital on 1 October 1940.  His funeral was held in Sherborne on 5 October 1940.
  • Horace George Legg (42) farmed at Silverlake Farm. He was the son of Albert Henry Legg and Fanny Legg (née Collins), of Lower Manor Farm, Chickerell, near Weymouth.   Horace was fatally injured by shrapnel from a bomb on 30 September 1940 while working in a field at Silverlake Farm.
  • Albert George L’Estrage Le Gallais (60) Colonel, A.D.C., M.C., of La Moye House, St Brelades, Jersey.  Albert was married to Irene Lisa Le Gallais (née Crawshay), of Longburton, Sherborne.  He died at North Road on 30 September 1940.
  • Arthur James Lintern (62) and his wife Kate Elizabeth Lintern lived at 4, Bridewell, South Street.  Arthur died at Mr Clephan Palmer’s house at ‘South Hill’ in Richmond Road while trimming a hedge.  He had refused to go into the house when the siren sounded and was killed in the road on 30 September 1940.  His funeral was held in Sherborne on 4 October 1940.
  • Elizabeth Annie Marden (75) S.R.N., lived at Newland. Elizabeth was the widow of William Marden and the daughter of William and Elizabeth Davies, of Ardwick, Manchester.  She died at Newland on 30 September 1940.  Her funeral service was held in Sherborne on 4 October 1940.
  • William Samuel Morgan (57) was married to D.M. Morgan and lived at 73 Bristol Road, Sherborne.  William died at 26, Lenthay Close when the house received a direct hit on 30 September 1940.  His funeral was held in Sherborne on 4 October 1940.
  • Barry Alfred Trask (5) was the son of Cyril Frederick Trask and Palmyra/Myra Trask (née Stacey) of 1, South Avenue.  Barry died at South Avenue on 30 September 1940.  His funeral was held in Sherborne on 5 October 1940.
  • Patricia Ann Warren (2), daughter of Stoker George Warren, R.N., and Annie Warren (née Smale) of 26, Lenthay Close.  Patricia died at 26, Lenthay Close when the house received a direct hit on 30 September 1940.  Her funeral was held in Sherborne on 5 October 1940.
  • Robert George Warren (10), son of Stoker George Warren, R.N., and Annie Warren (née Smale) of 26, Lenthay Close.  Robert died at 26, Lenthay Close when the house received a direct hit on 30 September 1940.  His funeral was held in Sherborne on 5 October 1940.
  • Ronald Keith Warren (5), son of Stoker George Warren, R.N., and Annie Warren (née Smale) of 26, Lenthay Close.  Robert died at 26, Lenthay Close when the house received a direct hit on 30 September 1940.  His funeral was held in Sherborne on 5 October 1940.

The memorial also includes the name of:

  • Albert Henry Reason (55), married Gertrude Annie Reason (née Frankham) and lived at Long Street, Sherborne.  Albert was injured at Newland on 30 September 1940 and died at ‘Ellingham’, Long Street, on 4 April 1946. His funeral was held in Sherborne on 8 April 1946.

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