Remembering Today 1/6/40 Gunner:Peter Currin,784449,Royal Artillery 24 Field Regt.

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  1. CL1

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    784449 Gunner Peter Currin 24th Field Regiment Royal Artillery

    Born : 1910 Baillieston Glasgow Lanarkshire
    Enlisted : 17th July 1928
    Transferred to Army Reserve : 16th May 1934
    DIed of Wounds : 1/6/1940




    The tragedy here is that his wife and children were all killed in the same incident, I guess a V2 rocket :

    All UK, WWII Civilian Deaths, 1939-1945
    Violet Currin
    abt 1908 1 Feb 1945 West Ham, Essex, England Peter

    Jun Currin
    abt 1933 1 Feb 1945 West Ham, Essex, England Violet, Peter

    Joan Currin
    abt 1935 1 Feb 1945 West Ham, Essex, England Violet, Peter

    Peter Currin
    abt 1936 1 Feb 1945 West Ham, Essex, England Violet, Peter

    Veronica Currin
    abt 1939 1 Feb 1945 West Ham, Essex, England Violet, Peter


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    Found the info below on this website - http://fakeologist.com/forums/topic/v1-and-v2-rockets-hoax/page/2/ - I have no idea or comment on this particular site but only reproduced the information I thought relevant, I offer no guarantees as to the accuracy of the report/document/whatever it is



    In the early years of the Second World War the residents of Barnby Street were the victims of no less than seven air raid attacks, when incendiary (Incend) and high explosive (HE) bombs rained down on the houses in the residential street off West Ham Lane.

    In the early hours of 1st February 1945 at 3:03 am, Hitler’s last weapon of terror, a V-2 Rocket, left a trail of death and destruction on the [same] sleeping street.
    29 people lost their lives and 15 others were seriously injured. Houses were totally destroyed and the surrounding streets were severely bomb blasted.
    “The missile landed in the road at the rear of West Ham Police Station which was on the corner of West Ham Lane and Barnby Street. Officers on duty, under an inspector, went to the scene and turned the headlights of police cars on the devastated houses. Searchlights were also rushed to the spot and Civil Defence rescue workers, aided by dogs, searched among the debris. The C.D. personnel were able to rescue many buried in the ruins. Some were seriously injured and there were others with slight casualties. Apart from a slight injury to a sergeant there were no casualties among the police.” – Stratford Express Newspaper, February 16, 1945.
    Later that morning, Ted Carter, the Chief Warden at Waltham Holy Cross, who was the official photographer for Air Raid Precaution/Civil Defence – Group 7 arrived at West Ham
    The crater was in the middle of the road, with the usual devastation all around. Small houses had vanished in a heap of brick dust and rubble..
    CHINNICK James Henry – Fireman NFS at 50 Barnby Street (resident of Dagenham)
    COPPOLO Thomas 33 48 Barnby Street
    CROOK Florence 66, 39 Barnby Street
    CURME Matilda 44 41 Barnby Street
    CURME Dennis 13 41 Barnby Street
    CURRIN Violet 37 43 Barnby Street
    CURRIN June 12 43 Barnby Street
    CURRIN Joan 10 43 Barnby Street
    CURRIN Peter 9 43 Barnby Street
    CURRIN Veronica 6 43 Barnby Street
    DODKINS John 42 46 Barnby Street
    DURRANT Evelyn 74 62 Barnby Street
    DYSON Ena Victoria 36 45 Barnby Street
    DYSON Jessie Ena 9 45 Barnby Street
    DYSON David 4 45 Barnby Street
    DYSON Carole 15m 45 Barnby Street
    HARDY Elizabeth 51 60 Barnby Street
    HARDY Frederick 56 60 Barnby Street
    HOMEWOOD Thomas 63 50 Barnby Street
    HOMEWOOD Matilda 54 50 Barnby Street
    HOMEWOOD Victor 25 50 Barnby Street
    HOMEWOOD Beatrice 23 50 Barnby Street
    HOMEWOOD Ellen 15 50 Barnby Street
    HORIGAN Miriam 53 52 Barnby Street
    MOFFATT Lillian Miriam 48 62 Barnby Street
    SANDERSON Peter John 12 37 Barnby Street
    SHARP Alice Sarah 70 57 Barnby Street
    SHARPEN Frances Ellen 43 58 Barnby Street
    SHARPEN Florence 16 58 Barnby Street
    Some reports state that 30 people were killed that night and local legend says that some bodies were never recovered from the ruins, but casualty figures are always tricky. The estimates were made from returns submitted by the Warden for the area. He or she had a list of everyone within his/her designated territory, mostly compiled by simply touring round and knocking on doors and recording what he/she was told. It certainly was the case that the initial report of casualties turned out to be incorrect. Supposedly unaccounted people turned up days’ later. Others reported as ‘with friends or family’ were later found dead in the rubble or simply vanished, presumed dead.


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  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    CURRIN, VERONICA Civilian 01/02/1945 6 Civilian War Dead United Kingdom WEST HAM, COUNTY BOROUGH

    CURRIN, VIOLET Civilian 01/02/1945 37 Civilian War Dead United Kingdom WEST HAM, COUNTY BOROUGH

    CURRIN, JOAN Civilian 01/02/1945 10 Civilian War Dead United Kingdom WEST HAM, COUNTY BOROUGH

    CURRIN, JUNE Civilian 01/02/1945 12 Civilian War Dead United Kingdom WEST HAM, COUNTY BOROUGH

    CURRIN, PETER Civilian 01/02/1945 9 Civilian War Dead United Kingdom WEST HAM, COUNTY BOROUGH
     
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    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

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    Just noticed:

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
    Name: Peter Currin
    Birth Date: abt 1910
    Date of Registration: Jun 1940
    Age at Death: 30
    Registration district: Colchester
    Inferred County: Essex
    Volume: 4a
    Page: 1585

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