Close, Maureen

Maureen Close & John Tarrant

Name: Maureen Close

Died on: Thursday, 24th September 1942

Died at: 7 West Hill, St Leonards

Additional Information: Maureen Close, aged 7, 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.

Maureen was the daughter of Mary Tarrant (previously Close). Her younger brother, John Tarrant, was also killed in the raid.

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