Albert Edward Littlewort
Person Male Born 23/9/1911 Died 20/9/1940
Member of the ARP/Civil Defence Services - stretcher bearer.
Andrew Behan has kindly provided this research: Albert Edward Littlewort was born on 23 September 1911 in Poplar, a son of Albert Edward Littlewort (1877-1919) and Kate Littlewort, née Morris (1888-1950). His father was a lead worker for a pipe maker.
On 11 October 1911 he was baptised at Christ Church, 151 Manchester Road, Isle of Dogs and the family was living at 39 Stebondale Street, Cubitt Town.
His father died when he was aged 7 years and his mother was remarried to a James Robinson Proud on 4 April 1920 at Christ Church, Isle of Dogs. His step father was a moulder, but he too died, on 20 July 1934, at St Andrew's Hospital, Bow, leaving an estate totalling £452-17s-2d.
The 1939 England and Wales Register shows him as a single man living with his widowed mother, still at 39 Stebondale Street, and his occupation was recorded as a general labourer.
He was an A.R.P. Stretcher Bearer and was injured on 18 September 1940 when a high explosive bomb fell on Saunders Ness Road School, Isle of Dogs, London, E.14, that was being used as Auxiliary Fire Service Sub Station No.35U. He was taken to Poplar Hospital, 303-315 East India Dock Road, Poplar, where he died, aged 28 years, on 20 September 1940. He was buried on 21 September 1940 in the City of London and Tower Hamlets Cemetery, Southern Grove, London, E3 4PX. He is also commemorated in the Civilian War Dead Roll of Honour, located near St. George's Chapel in Westminster Abbey.