Amy Heath Edwards

Rank:State Registered Nurse
How Died:Bombing Raid
Incident Date:14/09/1940
Incident Address.Thames Board Mill, Warrington
Died Address:Thames Board Mill, Warrington
Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Christchurch P.C. Padgate
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the March quarter 1910 in the West
Derby R..D. - ref: 8b/297, the daughter of Thomas
George & Amy Ellis Edwards (nee Sumner).

1911 Census - Eva Street, Elworth, Sandbach,
Cheshire.   Daughter - aged: 1 - born: Liverpool. 
 Head of household - Thomas George Edwards -
Married - aged: 28 - occ: Engineer - born:
Liverpool.   Also - Amy Ellis Edwards - Wife -
aged: 25 - born: Liverpool.

1939 National Registration - 76 Station Road,
Warrington, Lancashire.   Thomas G. Edwards -
Married - Born on  the 26th August 1882 - occ:
Engineer Fitter (General Engineering) and a Police
War Constable N.749/21009.   Amy Edwards - Married
- born on the 6th January 1885 - occ: Unpaid
Domestic Duties.   Amy E. Edwards - Single - Born
on the 1st February 1910 - occ: Works Nurse
(S.R.N.).   Isabella A. Edwards - Widowed - Born
on the 7th July 1854 - occ: Incapacitated.

From the "Warrington Worldwide" website
commemorating the 75th anniversary of the

"Women and young children were amongst the
casualties when a German bomber on its way back
from a bombing raid at Manchester, targeted the
factory’s annual fete.  The stray German bomber
was travelling along the Manchester Ship Canal and
spotted a large crowd of people at the fete and
decided to unload its last remaining bombs.  There
was carnage as one bomb fell on the canteen
burying 150 people in the wreckage, killing 16,
injuring a further 28, 15 of them seriously.

“Bomber Kills Women, Babies,” reported the
local press.  “Mothers and tiny babies were
among the helpless civilians killed by a lone
German raider who swooped down upon them in a
North-West town.  “They were attending a
Spitfire gala in a recreation club when the bomber
dived without warning and released two bombs. 
“One completely wrecked the light wooden club…
two families were partly wiped out, members of
others lie in hospital gravely wounded.  It was
all over in seconds… but dead, dying, injured
and a mass of mangled debris were the pitiful
aftermath which this Nazi bomber left behind as,
immediately he swept back into the skies and

Later there were many conflicting eyewitness
accounts from those who had seen the plane swoop
over the town, but most agreed that the pilot was
low enough to see exactly what he had bombed. The
Warrington Fire Officer’s log reported, however,
that German radio reports that evening claimed
that the Aluminium Mills at Bank Quay had been

At around 5pm, the time of the bombing, Rev
Kingsnorth will read out the names of those who
lost their lives a memorial to the victims
situated at the Lake on Centre Parks, Warrington,
close to the Village Hotel – the site of the
bombing.   Those who lost their lives were:

Donald Ackerley;  Henry Williamson Coope;  Albert
Wallance Cox;  Albert William Cox;  Rhoda Hannah
Gittings Cox;  May Domville;  Amy Heath Edwards; 
Ruth Jackson;  Beatrice Hannah Parker (Canteen
Manageress)  See under Sale B.C.);  Ann Lawson
(aged 2);  William Stanley Reynolds;  Lilian Maud
Springham;  William George Springham;  Williams
James Taylor;  William John Taylor (aged 3); 
Albert Webb (aged 3).

Extracted from the M.I. database on the Manchester
& Lancashire FHS website:-

In memory of. Our dear daughter Amy Heath EDWARDS
S.R.N. who was killed by enemy action Sep 14th
1940 aged 30 years also Amy Ellen EDWARDS who died
Dec 17th 1945 aged 60 y Thomas George EDWARDS who
died May 22nd 1965 aged 82 years Kerb - also
Isabella Agnes EDWARDS died April 1st 1948 aged 89
years [MI No F457 ] (Padgate, Christ Church )
CWGC - S.R.N. Daughter of Thomas George & Amy
Edwards of 76 Station Road, Fearnhead.   Died at
Thames Board Mill.

Salford (City of Salford)
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