War dead Female Born 5/9/1895 Died 19/2/1944
Mabel Louise Newell was born on 5 September 1895, the fourth of the nine children of James Tyrrell Newell (1863-1930) and Mary Lydia Newell née Stanley (1866-1946).
Her birth was registered in the Lambeth registration district and she was baptised on 29 September 1895 in the church of St John the Divine, Kennington. The baptismal register shows the family living at 184 Warham Street and her father's occupation as a glass embosser.
In the 1901 census she was recorded as living at 180/182 Warham Street, the home of her widowed maternal grandfather, George Stanley (1833-1907) who was a fish merchant, together with her parents and five of her siblings.
By the time of 1911 census her family of both parents and seven siblings had moved to 249 Beresford Street, Camberwell where she is shown as a 15 years old printer's envelope folder, whilst her father was a hospital staff painter's labourer.
Her first marriage, to Robert E Taylor, was in 1920 in the St. Martin, London, registration district.
Her second marriage was to Henry Allison (1905-1941) in the Shoreditch registration district and they had a son, Henry James Allison (1934-1944). Her husband was serving as a Private in the 10th (H.D.) Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment, service number D/34695, when he died, aged 36 years, on 4 November 1941 and was buried in the New Portion, Row 5, Grave 6, in the churchyard of St Margaret of Antioch Church, Darenth Hill, Darenth, Dartford DA2 7QY.
She was killed, aged 48, on 19 February 1944, together with her son in a German air raid at 116 Shaftesbury Street, London, N1.
Administration of her estate was granted on 15 June 1944 to Mrs Edith Briggs and her brother Stanley Tyrrell Newell. Her effects totalled £257-8s-2d.
She is also commemorated in the Civilian War Dead Roll of Honour, located near St. George's Chapel in Westminster Abbey, London.