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1933 Explosion – Slightly Injured List

From the Norwood News – Friday 31 March 1933, via the British Newspaper Archive

SLIGHTLY INJURED.

10 Belgrave Road
Mrs. MARY WALLS (aged 57)

12 Belgrave Road
Miss MAUD SEALEY (aged 17)
ELIZABETH SEALEY (aged 12)
PEGGY SEALEY (aged 10)

13 Belgrave Road
HENRY SEALEY (aged 29)

16 Belgrave Road
MYRTLE CONNOR (aged 15)

18 Belgrave Road
FREDERICK WELLER (aged 18)

20 Belgrave Road
Mrs CISSIE SPARROWHAWK (aged 42)

24 Belgrave Road
Mrs. MINNIE JARDINE (aged 40)
ALEC JARDINE (aged 17)

28 Belgrave Road
CHARLES WHITING (aged 30)
Mrs. MINNIE E. WHITING (aged 30)
ELIZABETH WHITING (aged 12)

30 Belgrave Road
Mrs. ETHEL GOODSELL (aged 48).

34 Belgrave Road
JOHN FOSTER (aged 48)

27 Queen’s Road
Miss ELLEN COOPER (aged 18)
ANNIE COLLINS (aged 18)

6, Stanley-road, Morden

FRANK CAPLIN (aged 28)
All these are suffering from bruises and cuts on head, body, and legs (not of a serious nature), caused by falling debris.

The Official Report on the Explosion also has names and addresses of those affected, with details of buildings damaged.

1918 Queens Road

Occupants of Queens Road, Mitcham in 1918, from the electoral registers.

Odd numbers, south side

1, Alice Elizabeth and Arthur HEALEY
1, Amy READER
3, Emma Elizabeth and Frederick Henry PENNELL
5, Edith Elizabeth and Lewis James BLOCK
7, Jane and Joseph MUNT
9, Sarah Ann and Thomas GOOD
11, Alice and William HETHERINGTON
13, Walter DIGHTON
15, Elizabeth and George SEALY
17, Clara and Frederick SEMANTS
21, Rebecca JAMES
23, Harriett KING
25, Matthew MARNEY
27, Minnietta JAMES
29, Annie AYRES
31, Esther and Matthew BRAZIL
33, William DAVIS
35, Alfred and Ocean JAMES
37, Alice and William Edward BOXALL
37, Lavinia and William Collins
39, Dorothy and Richard John CHAPMAN
41, Ethel and Luke Francis WHITEMAN
43, Kate and Charles ALLEN
45, Mabel and George COOK
47, Adelaide and William Frederick HOOKINS
51, Caroline Elizabeth and Albert MUNT

Even numbers, north side

2, Jane and Oliver Compton CRESSWELL
6, Christina and Richard Samuel BULL
8, George JELLY
8, Louisa and John NOVELL
10, Annie and George Thomas JARDINE
12, Alice and Robert MARA
14, Sarah and William JELLY
16, Annie and Edward DIXIE
22, Rebecca and Matthew MARNEY
24, Victoria Helen and Archer BLOCK
26, Mabel and Henry SALLIS
28, Fanny and Jack KINGETT
30, Jesse and Emily ADAWAY
32, Emily and William ACKERMAN
34, Adelaide and Thomas Arthur NEWSOM
36, Emily BOWERS
38, Elizabeth & David DALE
40, Florence and Tom JORDAN
42, Walter MUNT
44, Maud and Walter BOWERS
46, Ada Caroline and Charles BROOKS
48, Florence Baxter and George Thomas JEAL
50, Mary Ann and Joseph MUNT
52, Elizabeth and James SWANSBURY
54, Ada May and Herbert George TRUELOVE
56, Richard PHAROAH

1922 Queens Road

Electoral register for Queens Road in 1922

Odd numbers, south side

Herrington, Harry 1
Stevens, John 1
Pennell, Frederick 3
Pennell, Emma Elizabeth 3
Block, Edith Elizabeth 5
Block, Lewis James 5
Block, William Charles 5
Munt, Jane 7
Munt, Joseph 7
Good, Sarah Ann 9
Good, Thomas 9
Smith, John 9
Herrington, Alice 11
Herrington, William 11
Dighton, Walter 13
Dighton, Betsy 13
Dixie, Annie 13
Dixie, Edward 13
Sealy, Elizabeth 15
Sealy, George 15
Sealy, Frank Ernest 15
Sealy, Thomas George 15
Semants, Clara 17
Semants, Frederick 17
Marney, Matthew 19
Marney, Sarah 19
Marney, William 19
Miley, James 21
James, Rebecca 21
Beaney, Henry 23
Beaney, Minnie 23
Willoughby, Frank 23
Willoughby, Mary Ann 23
Smith, Emma 25
Smith, Jesse 25
Mara, Benjamin 25
Mara, Elizabeth 25
Mara, Richard 25
Cooper, Uriah 27
Dighton, Walter 27
Ayres, Annie 29
Ayres, Henry 29
Ayres. Albert 29
Smith, Charles 29
Smith, Jesse 29
Ayres, Henry, jun. 31
Green, Robert 31
Greed, James 33
Greed, Nellie Vine 33
Healey, Arthur 33
Healey, Alice 33
James, Alfred 35
James, Ocean 35
James, Henry 35
Boxall, Alice 37
Boxall, William Edward 37
Novell, Sidney 37
Boxall, Thomas 37
Jewell, Ada Mary 39
Jewell, Edwin 39
Davies, Thomas 39
Whiteman, George 41
Whiteman, Ethel 41
Whiteman, John Alfred 41
Whiteman, Luke Francis 41
Allen, Charles 43
Allen, Kate 43
Thornton, John 43
Cook, George 45
Cook, Mabel 45
Cook, William 45
Cook, Isabella 45
Cook, Frederick 45
Hookins, Adelaide 47
Hookins, William Frederick 47
Vince, Annie 49
Vince, Arthur William 49
Munt, Caroline Elizabeth 51
Munt, Albert 51

Even numbers, north side

Cresswell, Oliver Compton 2
Cresswell, Oliver, jun. 2
Russell, Annie 4
Russell, Joseph 4
Russell, William John 4
Bull, Christina 6
Bull, Richard Samuel 6
Bull, John 6
Novell, John 8
Novell, Louisa 8
Jardine, Annie 10
Jardine, George Thomas 10
Jardine, William 10
Mara, Alice 12
Mara, Robert 12
Jelly, Sarah 14
Jelly, William 14
Chapman, Dorothy 16
Davies, William 16
Lee, Henry 16
Farrier, Albert Edward 18
Farrier, Amelia 18
Brice, Robert 20
Brice, William 20
Brice, Ernest 20
Davies, Annie 22
Burge, Samuel 22
Block, Archer Louis 24
Block, Victoria Helen 24
Whiting, Charles Edward 24
Sallis, Henry 26
Sallis, Mabel 26
Sallis, Henry George 26
Kingett, Fanny 28
Kingett, Jack 28
Adaway, Emily 30
Adaway, Jesse 30
Ackerman, Emily 32
Ackerman, William 32
Morris, David 32
Newsom, Adelaide 34
Newsom, Elizabeth 34
Newsom, Thomas 34
Newsom, Walter 34
Bowers, Emily 36
Dale, David 38
Dale, Elizabeth 38
Dale, Sidney Thomcis 38
Dale, Frederick 38
Jordan, Florence 40
Jordan, Tom 40
Varnham, William 42
Bowers, Maud 44
Punter, William Henry 44
Brooks, Ada Caroline 46
Brooks, Charles 46
Jeal, Florence Baxter 48
Jeal, George Thomas 48
Munt, Joseph 50
Munt, Mary Ann 50
Lawrence, Joseph 50
Lawrence, Lilian 50
Swansbury, Elizabeth 52
Swansbury, James 52
Gadd, John 52
Bowers, Ada May 54
Bowers, Henry 54
Mara, Thomas 56
Tanner, Alice 56
Fox, James 56

1933 Bath Road

Electoral for Bath Road in 1933, the year of the Explosion.

Odd numbers, south side

Harding, Mary Ann 1
Harding, William 1
Banks, Ernest Ethelbert 3
Banks, Rosetta 3
Slater, Sarah Ann 3
Slater, Robert 3
Hilliard, James Thomas 3
Adaway, Martha 5
Adaway, Albert Victor 5
Adaway, Sophia 5
Gibbs, Ellen Ada 9
Gibbs, John Henry 9
Abrehart, Thomas 9
Whiting, Susannah 11
Whiting, William Absalom 11
Whiting, Charles 11
Whiting, Minnie 11
Fowles, Albert William 13
Fowles, Clara Kate 13
Fowles, Robert 13
Fowles, Maud 13
Fowles, Arthur 13
Hartshorn, Jane 15
Honey, Ada 17
Honey, Alfred 17
Wallis, Edgar 17
Collins, Albert 19
Collins, Frances May 19
Smith, William 21
Smith, Alice 21
Smith, Abraham 21
Smith, Sarah Kathleen 21
Dedman, John 23
Dedman, Rose 23
Dedman, John (Junr.) 23
Dedman, Rosina 23
Dedman, James 23
Dedman, Violet Elizabeth 23
Smith, Rachel 25
Smith, Samson 25
Willoughby, Rebecca 25
Ide, Frederick Felix 31
Ide, Janie Emily 31
King, George 31
King, Harry Theodore 31
Osborne, Ada Mary 33
Eagar, Ernest 33
Eagar, Violet Mary 33
Payne, James Thomas 39
Whiting, Charles Robert 39
Whiting, Elizabeth 39
Pratt, James Walter 39
Pratt, May 39
Smith, Albert John 41
Smith, Minnie 41
Pratt, Ruth Agnes 43
Pratt, Walter Charles 43
Pratt, John William 43
Pratt, Naomi 43
Norris, Albert John 45
Norris, Rachel 45
Deacon, Leonard 45
Deacon, Olive 45

Even numbers, north side

Cooper, Alice 2
Cooper, Henry 2
Cooper, John 2
Cooper, Major 2
Hookins, Ernest James 6
Hookins, Frank 6
Hookins, Rose 6
Hookins, Sarah May 6
Stevens, George 8
Stevens, Jane 8
Stevens, Thomas 8
Ackerman, Abraham 8
Aspland, Charles 10
Aspland, Florence 10
Aspland, Frederick 10
Cain, Thomas George 12
Cain, Emily 12
Cain, Lily Louisa 18
Cain, Charles William 18
Cain, James 18
Cain, Dorothy Mary 18
Cain, Eliza 20
Cain, Olive 20
Cain, Alfred 20
Whiting, John Edward 26
Whiting, Ellen Violet 26
Hookins, George Edward 28
Hookins, George EdwardJR 28
Hookins, Alice 28
Cullup, Rosina Sarah 30
Keeler, Harry 30
Keeler, Rose 30
Bush, Joseph 30
Forster, Lucy 32
Forster, William Albert 32
Forster, Annie 32
Forster, John 32
Forster, Samuel Horace 32
Forbus, Bert 34
Forbus, Mary Ann 34
Watson, William 34
Watson, Alice 34
Brice, Henry Albert 36
Brice, Bessie 36
Mance, Henry George 36
Mance, Harriet 36
Potter, Alice Isabel 38
Potter, Edward Ernest 38
Newbury, Charles 40
Newbury, Emma 40
Newbury, Lilian 40
Newbury, William James 40
Clark, Mary Agnes 42
Clark, Charles Henry 42
Clark, Walter William 42
Norris, Albert 44
Norris, Martha 44
Watson, Henry Charles 46
Watson, Rose Alice 46
Watson, Elizabeth Lucy 46
Nicoli, Alice 46
Nicoli, Domnica 46
Searle, Ann Elizabeth 48
Searle, Dennis 48
Searle, Percy 48
Adaway, John 48
Cain, Frederick 50
Cain, Jane 50
Deacon, Leonard 52
Deacon, Alice 52
Deacon, Sarah 52
Deacon, Rachel 52
Pharoah, George Richard 54
Pharoah, Primrose May 54
Hartshorn, Percy 56
Hartshorn, Ellen 56
Hartshorn, Agnes Maud 56
Hartshorn, Alfred Sidney 56

1933 Queens Road

Electoral register for Queens Road in 1933, the year of the Explosion

Odd numbers, south side

Good, Sarah Ann 9
Good, Thomas 9
Herrington, William 11
Herrington, Alice 11
Surkitt, Frederick 11
Dighton, Walter 13
Sealy, Elizabeth 15
Sealy, George 15
Sealy, Edward 15
Sealy, Eleanor 15
Willoughby, Frank 17
Willoughby, Mary 17
Parker, Charles 17
Marney, William 19
Marney, Emily 19
Marney, Susan 19
Miley, James 21
Miley, Vertina 21
James, Rebecca 21
James, Caroline 21
James, Mary 21
Willoughby, Alfred 23
Willoughby, Maud 23
Smith, Ernest 23
Smith, Unity 23
James, Amy 23
Smith, Emily 25
Smith, Jesse 25
Mara, Benjamin 25
Mara, Elizabeth 25
Cooper, Uriah 27
Cooper, Alice 27
Cooper, Ellen 27
Cooper, Uriah (Junr.) 27
Ayres, Annie 29
Ayres, Hiram 29
Ayres, Sarah 29
Ayres, Henry 29
Miley, Rallie 29
Ayres, Henry 31
Mawson, Maud 31
Brazil, Robert 31
Brazil, Agnes 31
Brazil, Agnes (Junr.) 31
Mara, Richard 33
Mara, Alice Elizabeth 33
Cawley, John 33
Smith, John 35
Smith, Maria 35
Novell, Sidney 37
Novell, Elizabeth 37
Surkitt, John 37
Surkitt, Verity 37
Aslett, Ada 39
Rogers, Robert Isaac 39
Whiteman, Ethel 41
Whiteman, William 41
Whiteman, Charles Arthur 41
Allen, Kathrine 43
Thornton, John 43
Thornton, Emily 43
Cook, George 45
Cook, Florence 45
Cook, Annie 45
Marshall, Maria 45
Marshall, Fred 45
Leader, Frederick 45
Hookins, Adelaide 47
Hookins, William Frederick 47
Hookins, Gladys Rose 47
Vince, Annie 49
Vince, Arthur William 49
Vince, Caroline 49
Munt, Caroline Elizabeth 51
Munt, Albert 51

Even numbers, north side

Russell, Annie 4
Russell, William John 4
Russell, Ellen Louisa 4
Russell, Florence Lily 4
Bull, Rose Christina 6
Bull, Richard Samuel 6
Bull, Rose Jenny 6
Bull, Richard (Junr.) 6
Bull, Rose Alice 6
Bull, Jessie Alice 6
Novell, John 8
Novell, Louisa 8
Jardine, William 10
Jardine, Annie 10
Langley, William 12
Langley, Alice Lydia 12
Jelly, Sarah 14
Jelly, William 14
Jelly, Charlotte 14
Jelly, Ivy 14
Davis, William 16
Davis, Dorothy 16
Chapman, Ada Ethel 16
Farrier, Albert Edward 18
Farrier, Amelia 18
Brice, Amy 20
Brice, William 20
Brice, Charlotte 20
Parsons, Annie 22
Parsons, Annie (Junr.) 22
Davis, Thomas 22
Davis, Elizabeth 22
Block, Archer Louis 24
Block, Victoria Helen 24
Block, Archer John 24
Sallis, Henry 26
Sallis, Mabel 26
Sallis, Ernest 26
Sallis, Charles Herbert 26
Sells, William 26
Sallis, Minnie 26
Kingett, Frances 28
Kingett, Harry 28
Kingett, Florence 28
Boxall, Ethel 28
Herrington, Amy 30
Reader, John 30
Reader, George 30
Adaway, Jesse 32
Adaway, Emily 32
Adaway, William Charles 32
Newsom, Adelaide 34
Newsom, Ellen Elizabeth 34
Newsom, Walter 34
Newsom, Frederick John 34
Thompson, Emily 36
Cassey, Rose 36
Dale, Elizabeth 38
Spencer, Harold 38
Spencer, Jessie Emily 38
Wood, Frederick 40
Wood, Florence 40
Lee, Richard Charles 40
Lee, Ivy 40
Cassey, James 42
Varnham, William 42
Varnham, Evelyn 42
Bowers, Maud 44
Brooks, Ada Caroline 46
Brooks, Charles 46
Brooks, Edith Lilian 46
Brooks, Rose Alice 46
Jeal, George Thomas 48
Jeal, Sidney 48
Jeal, Charles 48
Jeal, Arthur 48
Jeal, Albert 48
Munt, Joseph 50
Munt, Mary Ann 50
Murat, Albert 50
Swansbury, Elizabeth 52
Swansbury, James 52
Hazel, James 52
Bowers, Ada May 54
Bowers, Henry 54
Fox, James 56
Tanner, Alice 56
Truelove,Hubert George 56

Belgrave Road

William Stopher on left, butcher, and his son David on the right, 11 Belgrave Road

William Stopher on left, butcher, and his son David on the right, 11 Belgrave Road

David Stopher

David Stopher

Occupants in 1933

World War 1 Connections
Private Thomas Fisher

Private Albert Frank Stopher
Private Horace Frederick Stopher

From the Surrey Recruitment Registers:

J H BLAKE of 4 Belgrave Road, aged 18 Years, Labourer. Conscripted on 24 March 1917 to the 23rd Training Reserve Batn.

A O CRESWELL of 1 Benedict Terrace Belgrave Road, aged 24 Years 5 Months, Clerk. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 11 December 1915 to the East Surrey Regiment (10th Batn).

V H G FRENCH of 9 Belgrave Road, aged 19 Years 3 Months, Furniture Painting. Conscripted on 8 June 1917 to the East Surrey Regiment (3rd Batn).

R GREEN of 20 Belgrave Road, aged 36 Years, Carman. Conscripted on 19 March 1917 to the Middlesex Regiment (6th Batn).

R HILL of 2 Elm Cottages Belgrave Road, aged 37 Years, Gas Fitter. Conscripted on 6 December 1916 to the Royal Engineers.

A J HILLIARD of 13 Belgrave Road, aged 25 Years 4 Months, Greengrocer. Conscripted on 29 March 1917 to the Army Service Corps (k Coy).

D P E HILLIARD of 38 Belgrave Road, aged 23 Years, Labourer. Conscripted on 6 November 1917 to the Royal Flying Corps.

A HOOKINS of 1 Belgrave Road, aged 25 Years 2 Months, Packer. Conscripted on 1 May 1917 to the Middlesex Regiment (29th Batn 5th Lab).

S T INGHAM of 18 Belgrave Road, aged 19 Years 3 Months, Labourer. Volunteered on 1 November 1915 to the East Surrey Regiment.

H SPARROWHAWK of 20 Belgrave Road, aged 32 Years, Labourer. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 9 May 1916 to the Royal Engineers.

F STOPHER of 38 Belgrave Road, aged 19 Years 4 Months, Butcher. Conscripted on 1 January 1917 to the East Surrey Regiment (4th Batn).

W A STOPHER of 11 Belgrave Road, aged 33 Years 4 Months, Butcher. Conscripted on 23 April 1917 to the Army Veterinary Corps.

J STOPPER of 38 Belgrave Road, aged 23 Years 10 Months, Carman. Volunteered with the Derby Scheme on 12 December 1915 to the Middlesex Regiment (6th Batn).


Maps are reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.