MacLachlan, Dora

Hastings Cemetery

Name: Dora MacLachlan

Died on: Thursday, 11th March 1943

Died at: 59 Springfield Road, St Leonards

Additional Information: Dora MacLachlan, aged 57, 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.

Dora was the daughter of Joseph and Lillah Livesey MacLachlan. Her sister, Lillah MacLachlan was also killed in the raid. They lived at 59 Springfield Road, St Leonards.

I was unable to locate Dora’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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