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    Default Nuneaton 28th August 1940

    Three people were killed and nine injured in this air raid on Nuneaton. Can anyone give me any idea how I can find out the names of the victims. I believe one of them (at least) was taken to the hospital at RAF Cosford which I believe is about 50 miles away.

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    Thanks davew,

    The three dead are listed there and they appear to be local civilians. Now, I just have to find the names of the injured.
    Thanks again,
    Neville

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    Try the local history society.
    http://www.nnwfhs.org.uk/catch-all/a...the-bombs-fell

    The local authorities were obliged to keep records of incidents and numbers (possibly names) of casualties.

    Paul

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    Thanks paulh,

    It sounds promising - if I can raise an answer from them! 2 emails so far with no response.

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    Neville,

    If all else fails, I would try the local library or Warwick County Records Office. As Paul mentions, some ARP reports / logs still exist and can found lodged on dusty shelves.

    Rgds

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    Thanks Jonny,

    I will try that!

    Regards
    Neville

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    Neville,

    I still retain an interest in the town of my birth, so I would very much like to know if you manage to track down those ARP reports, please.

    Rgds and thanks in advance

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    Hello Jonny,

    I will certainly let you know the result. My first contact with the Library (via Nuneaton and Bedworth Council) invited me to ask a question but, when I asked the relevant question, as soon as I hit the return key it flashed up "FORBIDDEN" So I assume from this, that they won't answer because I am not living in the area.

    Waiting for Warwickshire County Records Office.

    Regards
    Neville

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    I'm not too far away so will pop in to the local library tomorrow and ask. I think they have the newspapers on micro fiche but I would imagine the official records and ARP reports will be in the museum.

    HTH
    Daz

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