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#1 chrisharley9

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:02 PM

CWGC added the following WW2 Civilian War Dead casualties to its database today.

Cicely Anstie JORDAN
Died 13.02.42
Reporting Authority: HMS Giang Bee
Died when ship sunk by Japanese (Volunteer: Chris Harley)

Elizabeth WYCHERLEY
Died 06.09.40 Age 30
Reporting Authority: Liverpool, County Borough
Died of shock following bomb explosion during air raid (Volunteer: Phil Jennett)

The following are WW2 Civilian War Dead who died in the Philippines at Japanese hands or as the result of the privations of a Japanese internment camp. (Volunteer for all: Chris Harley)

Name Date of Death Age
CARPENTER, WILLIAM 1.1.42-31.12.42 65
CARTER, BESSIE ANN 16.12.42 67
CLEAR, CHARLES ARNOLD 5.2.45 62
COOKE, DORIS ANNE 17.2.42 35
COOPER, ARTHUR JOSEPH 4.1.45 70
CRUZ, EMMIE DAVIS 9.2.45 56
FAHNESTOCK, VALERIE ELIZABETH 30.6.42 56
FARNES, WALTER S. 7.6.42 57
FERRIERE, LUCIEN 9.2.45 49
FONG, OLIVE 9.5.43 24
GILLIES, JOHN 7.8.42 73
HALL, CONSTANCE 21.1.45-31.12.47 35
HARRIS, WINIFRED JEAN 26.3.45 34
HARVEY, CHARLES STEVENSON 24.7.44 67
HERRIDGE, JAMES RUSSELL 11.3.45 60
HIGHAM, FREDERICK JAMES 25.1.45 67
HILL, ENOCH 30.1.42 67
HOEY, THOMAS 29.8.42 65
HOLLYER, WILLIAM GEORGE 9.12.44 57
JOHNSTON, ABAGAIL 16.4.42 39
JOHNSTON, JEAN 5.2.42 12
KELLY, The Rev. PATRICK 1.1.42-31.12.45
KINGCOMBE, ERNEST ASTELL 15.6.42 70
LAMY, LEO 19.12.42 42
LEA, EDWARD 24.2.45 66
LEES, JAMES A. 1.1.42-31.12.42 30
MacGAVIN, WILLIAM 29.11.43 54
MAHONEY, JAMES CYRIL 10.2.45 65
MAIR, HELEN 12.2.45 51
MARCUSSON, PAUL 1.1.42-31.12.45 50
McAVOY, DORA BLANCHE 1.11.43 43
McCANN, HENRY E. 3.5.43 73
McCANNUS, WILLIAM 4.9.44 74
MILLER, ROBERT McVINNIE 7.5.44 67
MORRIS, HELEN MARGARET 27.5.44 38
MURRAY, WILLIAM R. 26.4.44 71
NEWSON, CHARLES CLEMENT 14.7.42 59
NEWTON, ALEXANDER COCHRANE 28.4.42 48
OWEN, OWEN ROBYNS-OWEN 9.1.45 68
PEACOCK, CHARLES SAMUEL 30.1.45 59
RALSTON, ROBERT 10.2.45 46
REDFERN, VICTORIA 14.2.45 30
SHAW, JOHN ROY 21.1.45 73
SULLIVAN, JOHN MICHAEL 1.1.42-31.12.45 42
TALAMBERRAS, BERTHA J. 11.3.45 60
TELFORD, WILLIAM 3.2.45 82
TOMKINS, JOHN FREDERICK 9.2.45 61
TRIMBLE, PAUL H. 11.8.45 45
WALFORD, GUY 14.1.45 64
WALFORD, HAROLD 1.1.42-31.12.45 59
WALFORD, DYNEY 1.1.42-31.12.45 49
WALKER, HERBERT BATEMAN 16.11.42 68
WALLACE, WILFRID 1.8.42 78
WEIR, JOHN N. 14.9.42 70
WILLIAMS, CAROLINE 7.12.44 65
WILLIAMS, THOMAS ELLIS 12.9.42 59
WILLIAMS, HUGH HOSKINS 1.1.42-31.12.45 64

NOT FORGOTTEN

The above were In From the Cold Project cases.
The causes of death for the above are listed on the IFCP website
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 08:07 AM

Do you have any further info on Elizabeth Wycherley? She's my Wif'e Great Aunt, we're currently looking into what happened, She lived in Widnes and worked as a Nurse at Fairfields School, so it's all a bit of a mystery as to why she died in a North Liverpool hospital and as to where exactly she was when the raid was going on.

this is outside my usual area of reference as I specialise in the Norwich Baedeker Raids of 1942, so any help or pointers appreciated.
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:11 AM

Do you have any further info on Elizabeth Wycherley? She's my Wif'e Great Aunt, we're currently looking into what happened, She lived in Widnes and worked as a Nurse at Fairfields School, so it's all a bit of a mystery as to why she died in a North Liverpool hospital and as to where exactly she was when the raid was going on.

this is outside my usual area of reference as I specialise in the Norwich Baedeker Raids of 1942, so any help or pointers appreciated.


How unusual is the name WYCHERLEY as I have a NZ WAAFAlison Margaret Wycherley who died 26 August 1943 buried in NZ. Any possibility of a connection?

Tony
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:50 PM

Do you have any further info on Elizabeth Wycherley? She's my Wif'e Great Aunt, we're currently looking into what happened, She lived in Widnes and worked as a Nurse at Fairfields School, so it's all a bit of a mystery as to why she died in a North Liverpool hospital and as to where exactly she was when the raid was going on.

this is outside my usual area of reference as I specialise in the Norwich Baedeker Raids of 1942, so any help or pointers appreciated.


I will try to help if you can give me a little time

Can you drop me a personal message please

Cheers

Chris
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:56 PM

Do you have any further info on Elizabeth Wycherley? She's my Wif'e Great Aunt, we're currently looking into what happened, She lived in Widnes and worked as a Nurse at Fairfields School, so it's all a bit of a mystery as to why she died in a North Liverpool hospital and as to where exactly she was when the raid was going on.

this is outside my usual area of reference as I specialise in the Norwich Baedeker Raids of 1942, so any help or pointers appreciated.


Will try to help if you can give me a little time; could you drop me a personal message

Cheers

Chris
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 06:16 AM

Do you have any further info on Elizabeth Wycherley? She's my Wif'e Great Aunt, we're currently looking into what happened, She lived in Widnes and worked as a Nurse at Fairfields School, so it's all a bit of a mystery as to why she died in a North Liverpool hospital and as to where exactly she was when the raid was going on.

this is outside my usual area of reference as I specialise in the Norwich Baedeker Raids of 1942, so any help or pointers appreciated.


Typejunky, I have researched all of the WW2 widnes casualties and have been in regular contact with Geoff Wycherley who still lives in Widnes.

I have passed all the details I have onto Geoff, but of you would like copies let me know. I have a photo of Bessie which Geoff provided for me.

Here is some background info,

Widnes Weekly News September 13th1940. – FUNERALS - Miss E. Wycherley, Widnes
A well-known member of the Widnes Detachment of the British Red Cross Society, Miss Elizabeth Wycherley, aged 32 years, of 44 Lancaster Road, Widnes, passed away on Thursday of last week. She was a full-time worker in the Widnes A.R.P. Casualty Service, and was posted at the Fairfield First Aid Post. The interment at Farnworth Parish Churchyard, on Tuesday was preceded by a service at Farnworth Parish Church, the Rev. H. Hale officiating.

The chief mourners were: Mrs. R. Wycherley, Mr. R. Wycherley, parents; Mr. N.J. Wycherley, Mr. J.B. Wycherley, Mr. J. Wycherley, Sgt. T. Wycherley, Guardsman W. Wycherley, brothers; Mrs. J.B. Wycherley, Mrs. T.B. Wycherley, sisters-in-law; Mr. T.B. Wycherley, Mrs. T.B. Wycherley, Mrs. F. Wycherley, Mr. G. Wycherley, Mrs. G. Wycherley, Mrs. G. Wycherley, Mrs. W. Kenyon, Mrs. M. Whitley, uncles and aunts.

The general mourners included: Miss B. Johnson, Mrs. Rimmer, Miss F. Davies, Mrs. R. Johnson, Miss F. A. Robinson, Mr. A. Rimmer, Mrs. Day. Mr. C. Morgan, members of the 192 Red Cross Division, West Lancs, Widnes under the command of Commodore Mrs. A. Carney.

The bearers were: Messrs. A. Stevens, H. King, E. Wilkinson, D. Moss, (members of the Fairfield First Aid Post).

Through research the only bomb incident that I have been able to trace is this one.

Fountains Road, Stanley Road, Kirkdale, Liverpool
The sandstone wall surrounded the old Stanley hospital. In the autumn of 1940, during an air raid an oil bomb landed against this wall, and took a very long time to reach the ground i.e. the plane must have been at a great height.

Bessie was in the hospital, but was to ill to be moved when the air raid warning sounded. Her death cert lists the cause of death as a result of shock due to a bomb explosion.

Bessie is buried in Farnworth Churchyard

Phil

Edited by englandphil, 18 September 2012 - 07:10 AM.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:37 AM

Thanks for this, excellent info. I'll pass it on to the family, her nieces and nephews and my wife, most of whom still live in the same area. Their father is in the list of mourners. We have a newspaper article on the family from 1943, which indicates all of the siblings were engaged in service of one sort of another, Bessie was the only one who didn't actually make it through the war, As the only one in civilian service it makes it all the more heartbreaking.

I'll PM you my email, I'll also see if her brother Joe's family have any photos for Geoff.

The name Wycherley is quite rare, it originates in and around Wem in Shropshire, meaning "Clearing in the Witch elms" it's a place name, or was. A lot of the wycherley family moved up to Liverpool and Manchester in the early C19th. where they still remain, although we've found them pretty much all over the world. The most well-known Wycherleys are Ronald Wycherley aka Billy Fury and William Wycherley the C17th author.

Thanks for your help everyone, much appreciated, please excuse my slow response, I hadn't subscribed to the thread and didn't see your responses, new boys eh. ;)
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