Gummerson, Hilda


Name: Hilda Gummerson

Died on: Sunday, 23rd May 1943

Died at: Swan Hotel, High Street, Hastings

Additional Information: Hilda Gummerson, aged 32, 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.

Hilda was the daughter of Ernest and Daisy Gummerson. Her nephew, Trevor Ernest John Gummerson, also died in the attack as did her sister in law Grace Gummerson.

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