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From: "Albert Jenkin" <>
Subject: Re: [CON] 60 years ago - Truro bombed
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 20:06:22 -0400
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I was told a stray bomber running from RAF dropped a bomb on Mawnan Smith,
demolishing a residence near the original Carwinion Cottage, on Carwinion
Lane. Someone else may know more about this incident.

Albert Jenkin, Caxrwinnion Cottage, Pottstown, PA

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jan Davis" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, July 29, 2002 5:49 PM
Subject: Re: [CON] 60 years ago - Truro bombed


> Having made my first trip to Cornwall for Dehwelans this May, it was
> interesting to read about the bombing of Truro 60 years ago. I am
interested
> to know what other areas in Cornwall were hit during the war. This is not
> something we learned in history classes here in California in the 50s-60s.
> Jan Davis
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "VSPalmer" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Monday, July 29, 2002 2:23 PM
> Subject: [CON] 60 years ago - Truro bombed
>
>
> > I have the author's permission to pass on the following from the front
> page
> > of August's edition of The Coracle (News from the Diocese of Truro)
> >
> > "August 6th 1942 - August 6th 2002-07-29
> > At 7p.m. on August 6th 1942 a German Heinkel raided Truro. Machine guns
> > firing, it flew low over the City, dropping two bombs. One hit the City
> > Hospital, where five people, staff and patients, were killed. The other
> > exploded over Brucefield, in Agar road, which was the home of my
> > grandfather, who was Chaplain to the Convent of the Epiphany. My
earliest
> > childhood memory is of the ceiling coming down on to my bed, and my
> brother'
> > s cot was filled with plaster. A friend of my mother ran out of the
house
> > and was killed by the machine-gun fire, as was a man crossing Agar Road.
> > At 7p.m. on August 6th 2002 I shall celebrate Holy Communion for the
Feast
> > of the Tansfiguration in St. Paul's, Agar Road: we shall remember those
> who
> > died in the raid and pray for Peace and Reconciliation between the
> nations.
> > David Steven
> > Priest-in-Charge Mullion
> > Rural Dean of Kerrier"
> >
> > (The Coracle's website can be found at:
http://www.truro.anglican.org.uk)
> >
> > I have had a look at the paper of the time, and found several names of
> > causualties, but the list is not complete.
> > I have a memory of someone on the list talking about this raid. Please,
if
> > you can help with any of the people concerned, let me know so they can
be
> > remembered at the service (and a definative list kept at the Royal
> > Institution of Cornwall's Courtney Library)
> >
> > Percy Arnold MORTIMORE, aged 33, service manager at a garage
> > Mabel Louise MORTIMORE, aged 34, his wife
> > Margaret Ann MORTMORE, aged 8, their daughter
> > (left a 4 year-old son)
> >
> > Alfred Edward PENTICOST, aged 41, G.P.O. staff (left a widow)
> >
> > Harold Percival WILLIAMS, ged 54, (left a widow, 2 daughters and a son)
> >
> > Mrs Margaret MORLEY and her son
> > Pte. Frederick MORLEY, aged 23 of Leeds
> >
> > Sister Kathleen C PEACOCK - hospital staff
> > Nurse Rachel Joan Dorcas APPLEBY - hospital staff
> >
> > Mr GRAY
> >
> > Mrs HOOPER
> >
> > Veronica at The Lizard
> >
> >
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