Chronology of local civilian deaths during World War Two

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Name Died Notes
John Mannion (69) 10/Sep/1939 Lived at 233 Wakefield Road. Hit by a car during blackout on Friday 8 September. Died at Huddersfield Infirmary.[1][2]
Ernest Newsome (54) 11/Sep/1939 Mill worker of Station Road, Lepton. Knocked down by a car on Penistone Road at around 10pm on Sunday 10 September during blackout. Died at Huddersfield Infirmary the next day.[1][3]
Michael Dodds 11/Sep/1939 Hit by a motorbus in Huddersfield at around 10pm on Saturday 9 September during blackout. Died two days later at Huddersfield Infirmary.[4]
Frank Spillman Hirst 23/Oct/1939 Motorcyclist killed after blackout accident at Kirkburton on the evening of 22 October. Died at Huddersfield Infirmary the following morning.

Notes and References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Accidents in the Black-Out" in Huddersfield Examiner (16/Sep/1939).
  2. "Knocked Down in Wakefield Road" in Huddersfield Examiner (23/Sep/1939).
  3. "Mystery of Lepton Man's Death" in Huddersfield Examiner (23/Sep/1939).
  4. "Black Out Fatality in Southgate: Inquest on Man Knocked Down by Bus" in Huddersfield Examiner (16/Sep/1939).