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 (1919-1940) son of John and Ethel Butlin of The Burrow, Seaton, Devon. John was injured at Sherborne on 30 September 1940 and died the same day at the Yeatman Hospital, aged 21.
  • Leonard John Dawe (1923-1940) born on 20 May 1923, the son of Harold Thomas Dawe and Constance Dawe (née Lugg),of 227, West End Lane, West Hampstead, London.  In 1939, Leonard was living with his parents and working as an office clerk in a warehouse.  By 1940, Leonard was living at 3, Clarence Villas, Coldharbour, Sherborne.  He died at Newland on 30 September 1940, aged 17, and his funeral was held in Sherborne on 5 October 1940.
  • Alberta Beatrice Gartell (1867-1940) born on 12 January 1867, daughter of Joseph Ridout Gartell (china shop at the Abbey Gate House in Church Lane) and Matilda Gartell (née Brown). Alberta and her sister, Louisa Charlotte Gartell (1853-1940), lived in a cottage at Lower Newland (next to Foster’s Infant School) and died on 30 September 1940, aged 73, when the house received a direct hit.  Her body was later identified in the cemetery morgue by her friend Monica Hutchings.  Although Louisa was not injured during the bombing she died from shock two days later on 2 October 1940 at 8 Damers Road, Dorchester.
  • Percy Henry Daniel Goulter (1897-1940) born on 20 August 1897, he was married to Ethel Mary Goulter (née Palmer).  In 1939 he was working as a printer (compositor), and in 1940 he was a Constable in the Admiralty Civil Police and living at 25 Lenthay Close. He died at 25, Lenthay Close on 30 September 1940, aged 43, and his funeral was held in Sherborne on 4 October 1940.
  • Douglas Hunt (1935-1940) born on 13 March 1935, son of Walter and Edith Hunt of 37a, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1.  He was listed in the burial register as living at 6, Whitehorse Yard, Westminster Bridge, London.  In 1939, Douglas was living with the Warren family at 26, Lenthay Close, where he died on 30 September 1940, aged 5, when the house received a direct hit.  His funeral was held in Sherborne on 5 October 1940.
  • Henry (Harry) Ireland (1896-1940) born on 7 February 1896, son of John and Rhoda Ireland.  In 1939, he was living at ‘Fernside’, Hound Street with his brother Arthur and sister Olive.  He died, aged 44, 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) when his shop sustained a direct hit.  He was 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 (1855-1940) born on 22 February 1855. In 1939, he was living at ‘Berrima’, Hound Street with his wife Elizabeth and daughter Bessie, and gave his occupation as House Porter (retired).  He was injured in Hound Street on 30 September 1940 and died, aged 85, at the Yeatman Hospital on 1 October 1940.  His funeral, conducted by a Methodist minister, was held in Sherborne on 4 October 1940.
  • Edward David Knobbs (1936-1940) born on 24 May 1936, son of Percy James Knobbs and Ethel Knobbs (née Smith). In 1939, the family were living at 9 South Avenue, and in 1940 at 49, Lenthay Close.  Edward was injured on 30 September 1940 at Lenthay Close and died at the Yeatman Hospital on 1 October 1940, aged 4.  His funeral was held in Sherborne on 5 October 1940.
  • Horace George Legg (1898-1940) born on 8 January 1898, son of Albert Henry Legg and Fanny Legg (née Collins) of Lower Manor Farm, Chickerell, near Weymouth.   He farmed at Silverlake Farm where he was fatally injured by shrapnel from a bomb on 30 September 1940 while working in a field, aged 42.
  • Albert George L’Estrage Le Gallais ADC, MC (1879-1940) born on 11 November 1879, son of Albert Le Gallais and Frances Elizabeth (née Waters) of La Moye Manor, St Brelade, Jersey. He was married to Irene Lisa Le Gallais (née Crawshay) and lived a La Moye House, St Brelade, Jersey, and at Longburton, Dorset.  He died at North Road on 30 September 1940, aged 60.
  • Arthur James Lintern (1878-1940) born on 22 March 1878, he was married to of Kate Elizabeth Lintern (née Stainer) and lived at 4, Bridewell, South Street. In 1939 he was described as a general labourer.  Arthur died, aged 62, 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 SRN (1865-1940) born on 14 May 1865, daughter of William and Elizabeth Davies, of Ardwick, Manchester. After the death of her husband William Marden in 1921, Elizabeth ran his bakery business in Upper Newland.  In 1939 she was described as a bread and flour dealer, living with her daughter Gladys.  Elizabeth died at Upper Newland on 30 September 1940, aged 75.  Her funeral service was held in Sherborne on 4 October 1940.
  • William Samuel Morgan (1883-1940) born on 25 September 1883, was married to Dorothy May Morgan (née Thorne) and lived at 73 Bristol Road.  In 1939 he was described as a painter and decorator. William died at 26, Lenthay Close, aged 57, when the house received a direct hit on 30 September 1940. His funeral was held in Sherborne on 4 October 1940.
  • Barry Alfred Trask (1934-1940) born on 6 December 1934, son of Cyril Frederick Trask and Palmyra/Myra Trask (née Stacey) of 1 South Avenue. Barry died, aged 5, at South Avenue on 30 September 1940.  His funeral was held in Sherborne on 5 October 1940.
  • Patricia Ann Warren (1938-1940) born on 17 June 1938, daughter of George Warren, RN, and Annie A.M. Warren (née Smale) of 26, Lenthay Close.  Patricia died, aged 2, 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.  She is buried with his siblings and parents in a family grave in Sherborne Cemetery.
  • Robert George Warren (1929-1940) born on 4 October 1929, son of George Warren, RN, and Annie A.M. Warren (née Smale) of 26, Lenthay Close.  Robert died, aged 10, 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.  He is buried with his siblings and parents in a family grave in Sherborne Cemetery.
  • Ronald Keith Warren (1935-1940) born on 2 January 1935, son of George Warren, RN, and Annie A.M. Warren (née Smale) of 26, Lenthay Close. Robert died, aged 5, 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.  He is buried with his siblings and parents in a family grave in Sherborne Cemetery.

The memorial also includes the name of:

  • Albert Henry Reason (1890-1946) born on 4 October 1890, married to Gertrude Annie Reason (née Frankham). In 1939 he was described as a chauffeur and ambulance driver, living at Lower Newland (next-door to Alberta Gartell).  Albert was injured at Newland on 30 September 1940.  He died at ‘Ellingham’, Long Street, on 4 April 1946, aged 55. His funeral was held in Sherborne on 8 April 1946.

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