Name: Marguerite (Margaret) Elizabeth Priddle
Died on: Thursday, 11th March 1943
Died at: 49 Salisbury Road, St Leonards
Additional Information: Marguerite Priddle, aged 24, was killed when several Focke Wulf 190s and Messerschmitt Bf 109s strafed with machine gun fire and dropped 25 HE Bombs on Silverhill Junction, St Matthew’s Schools, Strood Road, Alma Terrace, Alma Villas, Perth Road, Adelaide Road, Battle Road, Aldborough Road, Clarence Road, Salisbury Road, King Edward Avenue, Salisbury Road, Bohemia Road, Springfield Road, Combermere Road, Burry Road, Blomfield Road, Holmesdale Gardens and St Helens Road. One of the worse attacks on the town during the war, 37 other people died and 90 more were injured, 39 seriously.
Marguerite was married to Edward James Priddle and the daughter of Arthur and Alice Wareham. Her mother was also killed in the attack. I have taken the spelling of the first name from the CWGC records, although it is spelt ‘Margaret’ on the grave marker.
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