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Yvonne Green

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Yvonne Green

Person  Female  Born 22/2/1911  Died 17/4/1941

Categories: Emergency Services, Tragedy

Countries: Canada

Born in Canada and married to a Canadian army officer. Living at 34 Old Church Street. A part-time Auxiliary Fire Service driver. One of five fire-watchers killed as the night bombs fell on Chelsea Old Church and the surrounding area. She had swapped shifts on the night of her death.

Andrew Behan researched this woman:

This Auxiliary Firewoman was born as Yvonne Marie Dunbar Sutherland on 22 February 1911 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the daughter of Forbes Dunbar Sutherland (1883-1920) and Marie Eugenie Jeanne Sutherland née Taschereau (b.1883).

In 1939 she married Lieutenant Leonard Gerhard Green (b.1910) of the Canadian Army, in Chelsea and the 1939 England and Wales Register shows them living at 34 Old Church Street, Chelsea. He is recorded not only as an Assistant to a Public Relations Officer but also as an Air Raid Precautions Warden in the Borough of Chelsea and she is listed as a Driver in the Auxiliary Fire Service at No.6 Brompton Fire Station.

She was killed, aged 30 years, in the early hours of 17 April 1941 by a German bomb that fell at Petyt Place / Chelsea Old Church and was buried in Plot 402 at St Margaret of Antioch Churchyard, North Lane, West Hoathly, East Grinstead, Sussex, RH19 4PP.

She is also commemorated in the Civilian War Dead Roll of Honour 1939-1945 located just outside St George's Chapel at the west end of Westminster Abbey. Her name is shown on the National Firefighters Memorial, Sermon Lane, London, EC4 and in the Firefighters Memorial Trust's Book of Remembrance.

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Chelsea Old Church

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