Remembering Today 2/4/41 Civilian: Muriel Lilian Northcott

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  1. CL1

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

  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    CL1

    There may be an error with her date of death on CWGC -

    Downloading and looking at the page below from Ancestry there seem to be quite a few deaths in Torpoint on or around 22/23 April 1941, and Muriel is noted amongst them on 22 April not 02 April

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    Also from - http://www.devonheritage.org/Places/Plymouth/CiviliancasualtiesofthebombingofTorpoint.htm


    M. L. NORTHCOTT
    Civilian. Muriel Lilian Northcott (née Puckey) of 13 Macey Street, Torpoint. Daughter of Charles and Mabel Puckey (below); wife of Sergeant William Northcott of the RAF. Born in Torpoint in the September 1908. Died at 14 Carew Terrace 2 April 1941 aged 34.

    If you read through the site the date of 22/23 April appears against many of the deaths but the one above does say 02 April - its confusing, her parents (Mr & Mrs Puckey) are recorded as being killed 14 Carew Terrace 22 April 1941?

    http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/crew-huge-loss-small-community/story-11713950-detail/story.html

    Apparently it was called the "Five night blitz"
    21st/25th: The stage was set for the centre piece of the destruction by explosion and fire of the City of Plymouth - the “Five Night Blitz”, which was also to have serious peripheral effect on south-east Cornwall, especially Saltash.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/61/a8346161.shtml


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    the underlined few words
     
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  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Unfortunately the death details do not state the exact date just a date of registration - I guess the cert would say the exact date??

    Lilian M Northcott in the England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007

    Name: Lilian M Northcott
    Birth Date: abt 1907
    Date of Registration: Jun 1941
    Age at Death: 34
    Registration district: St Germans
    Inferred County: Cornwall
    Volume: 5c
    Page: 87


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