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From: "Vernon Cook" <>
Subject: Zeppelin Disaster Casualty List - Cleethorpes Lincs 1916
Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 22:24:45 +0100


Zeppelin Raid over Cleethorpes Lincs
Zeppelin airship drops bombs on the resort
Just after midnight and lights had been put out in the Baptist Chapel
on Alexandra Road, where men from the Manchester Regt; had been
billeted that same day. The Zeppelin approached the town and turned,,
as if to head away over the river, then turned again and suddently
there was a flash, closely followed by others. The first was a direct
hit on the chapel, 31 N.C.O.'s and menof the 3rd Battalion were
killed. Volunteers manned the stretchers that carried the victims out
of the devasted building into the waiting ambulances and, as each one
was removed the stretchers were tipped over, leaving a stream of blood
running down the butters a Gruesome sight for those in attendence.
The commander of the German Zeppelin L21, Martin Dietrich, could not
have realised he was bombing a contingency of soldiers who were
sleeping on the floor of the chapel.

There is a nice monument in Cleethorpes Cemetery to the men who died

In Memorium
N.C.O.'s and Men 3rd Battalion Manchester Regiment, who lost their
lives whilest serving their country on April 1 1916
33055 Lc Cpl SWIFT J.
32323 Lc Cpl HAYNES A.
30358 Pte BALL W.
34637 Pte BEAUMONT L.A.
32258 Pte BEARDSLEY J. The 5 could be a 3
97790 Pte BELL S.
2425 Pte BODSWORTH W.
30177 Pte BRIERLEY T.
34621 Pte BROWN W.H.
34619 Pte BUDDING E.
32914 Pte CHANDLER F.
32997 Pte CHANDLER J.
34618 Pte CLOWES J.
34625 Pte CORFIELD J.
34633 Pte CUTHBERT H.
30241 Pte DIMELOW P.
30401 Pte DIVENEY T.
32215 Pte DOWNS A.
34620 Pte FOX R.
33034 Pte FRANCIS W.
32263 Pte HONNON T.
33107 Pte HARRISON P.
30126 Pte HETHERINGTON W.
32278 Pte PIERCE T.
27724 Pte RADFORD J.
27902 Pte RAMSDEN H.
30179 Pte RUSSELL J.
32275 Pte TOMKINSON G.
27591 Pte WHEELER J.
34639 Pte WILD W.
27537 Pte WOOD R.

If anybody has a relative here and would like a photograph I will be
pleased to take one for you.
Perhaps somebody on the Manchester/area's List could forward this on
for me.

Thanks
Pat in Grimsby, Lincs. UK.

Researching ;-
Beds - THOMPSON
Bristol - COOK, TOVEY, ALLEN, WILLIAMS, WESTERN, COCKRAM, CRUDGE
Devon - COCKRAM, CRUDGE, LAKE
Glos - LEE (Henbury)
Hunts - SMITH (Wistow)
Leics - WATERFIELD
Lincs - LEE, METCALFE, ROSSINGTON, SCARBY, SMITH, THOMPSON ,BLOW
Notts - ROSSINGTON, WATERFIELD, CLAYTON
Som - ALLEN, COCKRAM, WESTERN
Yorkshire - STEAD DUNNILL/DUNHILL, JARVIS

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