Civilian Louisa York

Death certificate for Louisa York

Died on Monday, 31st January 1916, age 30.
Buried in St. Peter's Churchyard, Whitehall Road, Greets Green, West Bromwich. Grave number not known.

Civilian victim of Zeppelin raid.

Husband of Thomas Jabez Yorke, of 15 Waterloo Street, Tipton, Staffs.
Born: West Bromwich, Enlisted: Civilian, Resident: Tipton.

Medal entitlement: Not Applicable, Civilian.

Commemorated on the Salem Chapel Memorial.
Commemorated here because she appears on a Tipton memorial.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: Not commemorated by the CWGC

Genealogical Data

1901 Census
47 Slater Street, Greets Green, West Bromwich, Staffs.
David Jones (60, Tube Warehouseman, born Wednesbury), his wife Susannah (58, born Wednesbury), and their 2 children: Thomas A. (21, Timekeeper at Ironworks, born West Bromwich), and Louisa(15, born West Bromwich).

Marriage of Thomas Jabez York and Louisa Jones registered September quarter 1908 in West Bromwich.

1911 Census
150 Oldbury Road, West Bromwich, Staffs.
Thomas Jabez York (28, Stocktaker at Ironworks, born Tipton), and his wife Louisa (26, born West Bromwich).

Personal Data

Still to be fully documented, contact me if more detail required.

Lousia is the only woman commemorated on a Tipton WW1 memorial, although other women were killed during the 1916 zeppelin raid.

Action resulting in her death

Still to be fully documented, contact me if more detail required.

Louisa's inquest was held on 3rd February 1916 by W.C. Checkley the Deputy Coroner for Staffordshire. The Cause of Death was given as: "Syncope due to haemorrhage from a shrapnel wound penetrating the chest cause by the explosion of a bomb discharged from an enemy aircraft. Wilful murder against the Kaiser of Germany and his son the Crown Prince as being accessory to and after the fact." This was recorded at the insistence of the jury at the inquest.

Louisa York was buried on 5th February 1916 at St. Peter's Church, Whitehall Road, Greeets Green, West Bromwich.

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