Air Raid Victims

On 25th May 1917 a bombing raid saw the death of almost 100 Folkestone people – including many children. The bomb hit Tontine Street with the tail end of an air raid which came across from Ashford over Hythe and Shorncliffe – it dropped just one bomb over Tontine street and killed around 60 people, in that moment, who were doing their shopping in there.

To find where each Air Raid victims burial plot is you can check out the Virtual Cemetery Plan HERE.

To read about this tragic event it is recommended to obtain a copy of ‘A Glint In The Sky‘ by Martin Easdown with Thomas Genth. There is also an account of the event in ‘Folkestone During The War‘ a record of the towns life and work – edited by J.C. Carlile