John Henry Jevons

Name

John Henry Jevons

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

13/10/1915
57

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Civilian
NA

Awards

Cemetery/Memorial

UK Memorials

Hertford Town Memorial

Pre War

Born in 1858 in Pensnett, Staffordshire and was living in 65a Ware Road, Hertford with his wife Emily and two surviving children in 1911. He was a civil engineer and Borough Surveyor.

Wartime Service

He had been attending the Hertford Conservative Club in Bull Plain and was killed by a Zeppelin raid. Oberleutnant-zur-See W. Peterson, in the then new German Zeppelin L16, bombed Hertford at 2200 on 13 Oct 1915 after mistaking the River Lea for the Thames. He thought that he was attacking East London when he dropped 48 incendiary and explosive bombs. The bombs from L16 killed 9 people and injured 15.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox