The 1918/19 Spanish Flu - pt 7 of 7

Rochford Spanish Flu Casualties

The newspapers reported some specific influenza cases for Rochford. The period covered is 20th October 1918 through to the 12th November 1918:

20th October 1918 (Death date) – Miss Francis May Tredgold died aged 20. She died of pneumonia following influenza. She lived with her parents at East Street in Rochford.

25th October 1918 (Death date) – Miss Isabella Mary Hyatt died aged 52. She had been the head of the infants department of the Rayleigh Council School for 25 years.

 26th October 1918 (Newspaper date) – Miss Mary Ann Sargent death was in the newspapers. She was 25 years old and a member of the Peculiar People in Thundersley and lived at a house called Claydon View in Rayleigh Road.

 26th October 1918 (Newspaper date) – Mr James Herbert Mills died aged 34. His death was recorded as having been from pneumonia but most probably following flu. He had lived in Old Ship Lane, Rochford and had been invalided out of the Army.

25th October 1918 (Death date) – Mr Arthur Nelson Calvert a school attendance officer in Southend died aged 25.

30th October 1918 (Funeral date) – Mr Charles Ward of Crown Hill Rayleigh died aged 38 and his funeral was reported as having been on the 30th October 1918. He lived on Crown Hill Rayleigh and left a widow and six young children.

30th October 1918 (Death date) – Mr William H Smith of Southend Police died aged 31.

7th November 1918 (Death date) – Miss Alice Monica Barnard’s died on the 7th November 1918 with the funeral on the 12th November. Her death was reported as having been from heart failure following pleurisy and pneumonia, which is consistent with her having had the flu. She was 29 and was the eldest daughter of the Rev James Jeune Barnard and Mrs Louisa Barnard. She was an earnest Church worker, a member of the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) attached to the Glen Military Hospital, Southend. She was also a trained engineer assisting in aeroplane work.

9th November 1918 (Death date) – Mr James Henry Moore a RAF air mechanic died aged 33 at Queen Mary’s Royal Naval Hospital (The Palace Hotel) in Southend. He lived at 18 Shaftesbury Avenue in Southend with his wife Lillian Leah Moore (née Greig) who he married in 1912 and his little son George F W Moore who was born in 1916.

12th November 1918 (Death date) –  Mrs Ellen M J Elcock died aged 57. She lived at the Alley in Rochford.

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