Name: Grace Rosina Gummerson
Died on: Sunday, 23rd May 1943
Died at: Swan Hotel, High Street, Hastings
Additional Information: Grace Gummerson, aged 31, was killed when a number of fighter bombers dropped 25 HE Bombs on The Albany Hotel, Warrior House Hotel, Swan Hotel, Reeves Antique Shop, Old Town, Warrior Gate, Public House, Norman Road and Gensing Road. One of the worse attacks on the town during the war, 25 other people died and 85 more were injured, 30 seriously.
Grace, the daughter of Ernest Sydney and A E Barrett, was married to Lance Sergeant John W Gummerson. Their son, Trevor Ernest John Gummerson, also died in the attack as did her sister in law Hilda Gummerson.
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