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« on: July 20, 2013, 14:56:08 PM »

TWIST, ETHEL
Rank:Civilian
Date of Death:23/05/1943
Age:28
Regiment/Service:Civilian War Dead
Reporting Authority HASTINGS, COUNTY BOROUGH
Additional Information: Daughter of Alfred Edwin Twist, of 20 North Street, St. Leonards-on-Sea. Died at Marine Court, St. Leonards-on-Sea.


Ethel Twist was of many civilian casualties that resulted from the Luftwaffe attack on the town of Hastings on the early afternoon of 23rd May, 1943. It was recorded that up to 18 Fw190's attacked the town at this time, unleashing a storm of machine-gun and cannon fire across the central area, as well as their payloads of High Explosives.

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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2017, 18:30:39 PM »

Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 05 June 1943

Miss Ethel Twist
The funeral took place on Saturday at the Borough Cemetery of Miss Ethel Twist. The cortege was met at the cemetery by a guard of honour formed by members of the Women's Land Army, of which Miss Twist was a member.

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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2017, 20:52:52 PM »


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