World War II in Broomhall: Casualties from Local Streets

Transcribed by Laura Salt and Merce Pujadas

Broomhall Street, air raid damage. 1940
Photo: SALS PSs01329 & F.H Brindley
Where the bombs fell in Broomhall. 1940
Photo: SALS Bomp map

Forty-six Broomhall residents lost their lives on the nights of the Sheffield Blitz in 1940. Many were couples or different generations of the same family. Local streets affected included:

  • Hanover Street
  • Broomhall Street
  • Devonshire Street
  • Collegiate Crescent
  • Exeter Road and Street
  • Ecclesall Road
  • Oxford Street
  • Bangor Street

It is interesting to compare where the casualties lived to the Bomb Map from the Book “Sheffield at War”.

Another person who died during the blitz at the famous Marples Hotel on Fitzalan Square was local Broomhall resident, Edma May Ahmed Khan, age 22 and living at 11a Filey Street.

Excerpts transcribed from the:

Index to the “Civilian War Dead Roll Of Honour”
for Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire.

This page was added by Jennie Beard on 29/01/2015.

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