Civilian War Dead Register – Civilian War Dead Roll of Honour 1939 – 1945
During the Second World War, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission was given the task of compiling as complete a list as possible of Commonwealth civilians whose deaths were due to enemy action. The complete roll of some 66,375 names is bound in seven volumes and kept near St. George’s Chapel in Westminster Abbey, where a different page is displayed each day.
Surname Forename(s) Age Where Died Additional Information
Ablett Sarah 73 8 Pamure Road of 8 Panmure Road. Daughter of the late David Ablett.
Cook Percy Edward 44 In Street Husband of Winnie Cook, of 22 Eastern Road, Haywards Heath, Sussex.
Cox Ethel Mary 67 4a Panmure Road of 97 Edward Road, Penge, Kent. Widow of Samuel Cox.
Freebrey Elenour Beatrice 50 9 Panmure Road Daughter of Alfred J Freebrey, of 158 Seal Road, Sevenoaks, Kent.
Griffith Dorothea Eudora 46 10 Panmure Road Daughter of the late George Griffith.
Sheard Arabella 65 12 Panmure Road Wife of Wilfred Herbert Sheard, of 12 Panmure Road.
Sheard Beryl 5 12 Panmure Road Daughter of Ernest Francis Sheard of 98 Bartley Road, and of Eileen Alice Sheard.
Sheard Eileen Alice 29 12 Panmure Road Wife of Ernest Francis Sheard, of 98 Bartley Road.
Sheard Mildred Isabel 39 12 Panmure Road Daughter of Wilfred Herbert Sheard and of Arabella Sheard, of 12 Panmure Road.
Sweeting Maud Fanny 72 10 Panmure Road of 48 Mount Ash Road. Daughter of the late Alfred Sweeting.
Tollafield Bridget Maud 27 12 Panmure Road A.R.P. Telephonist; of 209 Chudleigh Road, Crofton Park. Daughter of John Henry and Elizabeth Cole, of 179 Chudleigh Road; wife of Gnr. Frederick William Tollafield, R.A.
Unwin Gladys May 21 14 Panmure Road of 14 Panmure Road. Daughter of William Augustus Unwin.
Wand Henry George 43 6 Panmure Road Home Guard; of 6 Panmure Road. Husband of Kathleen Marguerite Wand.
Whitmarsh Leonard Albert 36 In Street Husband of Annie Whitmarsh, of 26 Adamsrill Road.
Our interest in this event will be obvious, four of the casualties being Arabella, Beryl, Eileen and Mildred Sheard and together with Bridget Tollafield five died in their house. We do know that Mildred was commonly called “Bobby“. As we find more information during our research we shall of course post it here but in the meantime should anybody have any information that they would like to share with us we would be more than grateful if they left a comment below.