Remembering Today 11/10/40 Hockerill Training College. E.J.Carnell,E.J.Drake,E.G.Zender Civilian

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    Historical Background
    The College was established in 1852 by the Church of England for the training of women teachers, who like their brothers, "would go out to the schools in the service of humanity, lay priests to the poor, moved by Christian Charity". Hockerill was probably the tenth in order of foundation of the Women's Colleges, whose history goes back to the founding in 1811, of the "National Society for Promoting the Education of the Poor in the Principles of the Established Church throughout England and Wales". The College was founded by the diocese of Rochester which included, at that time, Hertfordshire and Essex and was known as the Rochester Diocesan Institute for the Training of Schoolmistresses.
    On 11 October 1940, however, Menet House and St Albans House were bombed and three students lost their lives, St Alban's House was completely demolished and Menet House was declared unsafe. The damage was extensive (D/EHk6/4/14-17, 6/9/12). Once the war was over the builders moved into Hockerill once more (see D/EHk2/2).


    ZENDER, EDITH GRACE

    Rank:
    Civilian
    Date of Death:
    11/10/1940
    Age:
    18
    Regiment/Service:
    Civilian War Dead

    Reporting Authority
    BISHOP'S STORTFORD, URBAN DISTRICT
    Additional Information:
    Daughter of Alfred and Edith Zender, of Flower Knott, Hockley Heath, Warwickshire. Died at Hockerill Training College.

    CARNELL, EVELYN JOYCE

    Rank:
    Civilian
    Date of Death:
    11/10/1940
    Age:
    18
    Regiment/Service:
    Civilian War Dead

    Reporting Authority
    BISHOP'S STORTFORD, URBAN DISTRICT
    Additional Information:
    Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Carnell, of Pajodene, Ash, Canterbury. Died at Hockerill Training College.

    DRAKE, EVELYN JOAN

    Rank:
    Civilian
    Date of Death:
    11/10/1940
    Age:
    19
    Regiment/Service:
    Civilian War Dead

    Reporting Authority
    BISHOP'S STORTFORD, URBAN DISTRICT
    Additional Information:
    Daughter of Leonard James and Gertrude Lilian Drake, of Navestock Heath House, Navestock, Romford, Essex. Died at Hockerill Training College.

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