On Thursday 26th September 1940 a lone bomber dropped 14 HE bombs on Carisbrooke Road, London Road, Norman Road, Alfred Street and Silchester Road. The town suffered two attacks on this day.
Mary Backman, aged 74, was injured at Carisbrooke Road, St Leonards and died two days later. The image above shows the approximate location, based on the original bomb map featured in the publication ‘Hastings and St Leonards in the Front Line’. Two other people were killed in the raids, and several others injured.