Category Archives: The casualties

Those who were killed or injured in the Scarborough and Whitby bombardments

28 Westbourne Park

This house differs from most others in Westbourne Park in that it is red brick with a red tile roof in an Arts & Crafts influenced design. It was built by John Hall, a local architect, for his own use, in 1888.

John Hall JP (aged 65) was killed here, when he was likely getting ready for a day at his office.

He was the oldest victim of the bombardment in Scarborough.

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Bombardment memorial cairn

Manor Road cemetery was opened in 1872 as an enlargement of the earlier Dean Road cemetery. The path going between the retaining walls runs into an area known as the Secret Garden.

In the image below, on the right, is the new cairn built to commemorate those who lost their lives during the German bombardment of Scarborough on 16 December 1914.

Please also see the article about the restoration of the victims’ graves and a cemetery guide.

Memorial cairn

Image © Copyright Christopher Hall and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

We will remember them ….

The victims of the bombardment of 16 December 1914.

Leonard Ellis, back of Londesborough Road.
Harry Harland (30).
Harry Frith (45) 1 Bedford Street.
Alfred Beal(41) 50 Raleigh Street, killed Dunollie.
Margaret Briggs (29) Filey Road.
John Shields Ryalls (14 Months) 22 Westbourne Park.
Miss Bertha McIntyre (42) 22 Westbourne Park.
Mrs Johanna Bennett (58) 2 Wykeham Street.
Albert Bennett (22) 2 Wykeham Street.
John Christopher H Ward (9) 2 Wykeham Street.
George James Barnes (9) 2 Wykeham Street.
John Hall (65) 28 Westbourne Park.
Mrs Emily Lois Merryweather (30) 43 Prospect Road.
George Harland Taylor (15) 45 North Street.
Mrs Mary Prew (60) 17a Belle Vue Street.
Mrs Ada Crow (28) 124 Falsgrave Road.
Miss Edith Crosby (39) 1 Belvedere Road.
Mrs Duffield (38) Esplanade.

In Whitby:

Mrs Miller, of Springhill Terrace
Fredrick Randall, a coastguard, who lived in one of the Admiralty cottages
Wiliam H Tunmore (61), a railwayman, of Grey St

Castle barracks

Restoring the graves of the raid victims in Scarborough

Harry Frith’s grave being restored

Graves have been restored at the cemetery of people killed in the Scarborough raid.

The Friends of Dean and Manor Road Cemetery have found the graves of every bombardment victim.

The work was carried out to mark the centenary of the start of the conflict.

Please see the video at:

You can visit Dean Road cemetery and use their very helpful PDF guide published by “The Friends” on their website and linked here.