Person Female Born 1922 Died 18/9/1940
Firewoman with the Auxiliary Fire Service. Killed during an air-raid at Cubitt Town School which was being used as an emergency depot. She was aged 18.
Andrew Behan has researched Bartlett: Firewoman Joan Fanny Mary Bliss Bartlett was born in Poplar and her birth was registered in the 1st quarter of 1922. According to both the Metropolitan Borough of Poplar's Register of Civilian World War Two Deaths and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, she was the daughter of G and E. G. R. Bartlett and lived at 61 Henia Street. She was a telephonist for the Auxiliary Fire Service and died of injuries resulting from enemy action, aged 18 years, on 18 September 1940, when a parachute mine fell on AFS Fire Station 35U, located at St Luke's Church of England Primary School, Saunders Ness Road, London, E14 3EB.
She was buried with Firewoman Violet Irene Pengelly on 10 October 1940 at the City of London and Tower Hamlets Cemetery, Southern Grove, London, E3 4PX. Her name is recorded on both the National Firefighters Memorial, Carter Lane Gardens, St Paul's Churchyard, London, EC4M 8BX and on a plaque at St Luke's School that lists not only both firewomen but also the other 24 Civil Defence personnel who were killed by this one bomb. She is also recorded in the Civilian War Dead Roll of Honour held in St George's Chapel, Westminster Abbey.