| Joan Hughes was one of the eight Wrens killed on Thursday the 18th of March 1943. In bad weather at 6.28 a.m a lone Luftwaffe Dornier Do217 flew over the south part of Great Yarmouth and dropped six bombs.
One scored a direct hit on a house at the corner of Queens Rd and Nelson Rd South which was used as a WRNS hostel. The house was destroyed and fire broke out. The girls were asleep. The rescuers tunnelled into the rubble and found a group of 5 unhurt. Thirteen were rescued from the ruins, another 27 were badly injured, eight died.
born 23rd January 1923 killed Thurs 18th March 1943 aged 20 years
Grave 59-Great Yarmouth (Caistor) Cemetery,Norfolk
|HMS Midge was a shore establishment at Fish Wharf, Gt Yarmouth. At the time it was the base for 53 M.T.B s and M.G.B s primarily used in pairs for shipping convoy escort in the North Sea.|