Rose Wrigglesworth

Rank: Civilian

Date of Death: 18/09/1940

Age: 32

Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead

Reporting Authority HACKNEY, METROPOLITAN BOROUGH

Rose Wrigglesworth lived with her family at 135 Hindle House Arcola Street Hackney E8. On the night of Wednesday 18th September 1940 she was at home with her Husband Fred and Son Frederick Junior. All three of them were killed when a High Explosive bomb dropped from an enemy aircraft hit the flats causing them to collapse. Rose was buried at Abney Park Cemetery Stoke Newington on 26th September 1940 in a common grave with Husband, Son and Father Fred Burdon who was visiting them and also died in the blast.

Rose is said to have been pregnant when she died3.

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Rose Wrigglesworth is commemorated on the Blitz Memorial plaque

Sources:

  1. www.cwgc.org
  2. Abney Park burial records.
  3. Alice Hayes interview 8th November 2014.