Name: Margaret Evelyn Redhead
Died on: Thursday, 24th September 1942
Died at: 9 Grosvenor Gardens, St Leonards
Additional Information: Margaret Redhead, aged 77, was killed when seven fighter bombers swept into St Leonards strafing with machine gun fire and dropping HE bombs on Warrior Square, West Hill, St Leonards, Quarry Hill and De Cham Road. 23 people were killed in the attack, with 43 other wounded, 21 seriously.
The bomb site location map used as a reference doesn’t show a bomb hitting near to Grosvenor Gardens, so she may have been killed by machine gun fire.
Margaret was the daughter of Revd Theodore John and Helen Crane Redhead of Thurnby-cum-Stoughton, Leicester. She lived at Forewood Lodge, Crowhurst.
I was unable to locate Margaret’s grave marker in the main area of WW2 war graves, so she is likely buried else where on site. I will look to find it when I revisit Hastings Cemetery.
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