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Henry J. C. Carden

Henry J. C. Carden

Person  Male  Born 23/12/1911  Died 20/4/1941

Categories: Armed Forces, Tragedy

Fireman killed as a result of an air raid on Old Palace School, Bow, E3 on 20 April 1941.

Our colleague Andrew Behan has kindly researched this man: Auxiliary Fireman Henry John Clifford Carden was born on 23 December 1911 and his birth was registered in Bromley, Kent. He was the son of John Henry Clifford Carden and Emily Jane Carden née Scott. In mid 1938, as Harry J. C. Carden, he married Amy Amelia Howard, and on the 1939 England and Wales Register he is listed as Henry J. C. Carden with his wife at 20 Glebe Way, West Wickham, Kent. His occupation is shown as an Ironmongery Salesman and was also attached to the Air Raids Precautions Ambulance Service, Beckenham. His wife's occupation was shown as a Confectionery Saleswoman. He joined the Auxiliary Fire Service and was attached to the West Wickham Fire Station and died when a German bomb landed on Auxiliary Fire Service Sub Station 24U, which was housed in Old Palace LCC School, St. Leonards Street, Poplar, aged 29 years, on 20 April 1941. He was buried at Beckenham Cemetery and Crematorium, Elmers End Road, Beckenham, BR3 4TD. Administration of his estate was granted to his widow who was living at 7 Mounthurst Road, Hayes, Bromley, Kent and his effects totalled £275-15s-0d. His death was recorded as Harry John C Carden as were his probate records.

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