The Zeppelin Raid on Jarrow 1915
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Jade Wrote:There are quite a few knowledgable people on this site regarding the known event of the Zeppelin Raid on Jarrow. I'm not one of them but I am interested and have read the majority of threads on the subject, as has, most of the jarrowlife members.

We have Bill Hartmann who has extensive information on the Zeppelin raid/ damage and Just Passing who sadly is no longer is on this site but also, has vast knowledge on the subject.

I for one, stop reading when people don't co-operate with each other and end up petty quarrelling. It is embarrassing, to say the least.

If the moderators think this response isn't appropriate I am happy for them to delete it.
For what it's worth J, well said.
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http://www.strong-family.org/lane/chapter_4.html#pro

Truly some great research on there Philip
Your a credit to this Town
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Thanks 2b.sure... always good to hear compliments like this. However, much of this sort of work is a matter of luck, going through a lot of documents and references, and meeting cooperative nice people on the way.

I think luck might be also turning my way with eyewitness statements. Hopefully, I will have this sort of material to share with the Forum shortly.

Philip Strong
(from sunny Australia)


2b.sure Wrote:http://www.strong-family.org/lane/chapter_4.html#pro

Truly some great research on there Philip
Your a credit to this Town
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Over 3 years ago I promised to share research material with the Forum. Since then I have reorganised my work on the Zeppelin Raid in a new chapter at:


http://www.strong-family.org/lane/chapter_7.html

… this is a long and comprehensive chapter, but I hope some of you will have a look through it.

Just recently I made the big breakthrough in my search for contemporary eyewitness stories of the raid, when the Parliamentary Archives released a House of Lords appeal file.

Mary Pounder SNAITH made a Workmen's Compensation claim against Palmers which was referred to the County Court of Durham for arbitration.  Her case arose from the death of her husband, Ralph SNAITH in the Zeppelin raid of 15 Jun 1915.  She won her case on 13 Apr 1916 and Palmers appealed to the Supreme Court. Mary won again on 15 Jul 1916, Palmers then appealed to the House of Lords, which rejected their appeal on 30 Jan 1916.  A great victory for the little people against the British establishment. The House of Lords case could not be obtained from the Parliamentary Archives for 100 years… it was made available in 2014, perhaps to coincide with the centenary of the commencement of WWI. Details of Mary's cases were previously hidden from the public, since they were all held "in camera".

See:  http://www.strong-family.org/lane/chapter_7.html#courtcase

… for the witness statements and the judgements handed down on this case.

At last, we have a much clear picture of what happened on that night.

Philip Strong
(from sunny Australia) Smile
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(22 Oct 14, 2:24 AM)Philip Strong Wrote:   I had thought I had researched a complete list of fatalities from this raid. However, I have just found a Robert BURN of 31 Croft Terrace Jarrow who died from injuries “caused by the explosion of a bomb or bombs, dropped from a hostile aircraft on Jun 15.” His death certificate shows that he died later in the Ingham Infirmary (South Shields) on 26 Jun 1915, indicating the likelihood that his initial injuries were due to one or more of the 3 bombs dropped on South Shields at that time, after the bombing of the Palmers Works in Jarrow. He was buried at Hebburn cemetery. See my research at:

http://www.strong-family.org/lane/chapter_8.html
Does anybody have knowledge of this Robert BURN or his family?


Philip Strong
(from sunny Australia) Smile
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