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Remembered Today:

Nottingham Zeppelin Raid 24th September 1916

John Beech

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Remembering Today
The three Nottinghamians killed as a result of the air raid on the City of Nottingham, Sunday 24th September 1916, undertaken by Zeppelin L-17 under the command of  Kapitänleutnant Hermann Kraushaar. 


Harold William Renshaw, aged 21, of 3 Chancery Place, Broad Marsh
A former gas company labourer, then serving as 62079 Private Harold William Renshaw of the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) and based at the Depot at Normanton Barracks in Derby. Severely burned when an incendiary bomb came through his roof and landed on him. He was taken to Nottingham General Hospital where he died later the same day. Buried  Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery


Alfred Taylor Rogers, aged 44, of 32 Newthorpe Street, The Meadows
A tailor's cutter killed when his home was destroyed by a high explosive bomb. Buried Nottingham General Cemetery


Rosanna Rogers, aged 42, of 32 Newthorpe Street, The Meadows

Wife of the above, also killed when their home was destroyed by a high explosive bomb. Buried Nottingham General Cemetery


Also remembering  Kapitänleutnant Hermann Kraushaar and those members of the L-17 crew who undertook the raid and are known to have later transferred to the L- 43 which was shot down by a Curtiss H12 flying boat from RNAS Felixstowe on 14th June 1917 with the loss of all hands.


Kapitänleutnant Hermann Kraushaar - Commander
Leutnant zur See Ernst Zimmermann - Executive Officer
Steurmann Rudolf Wegener 
Obermaschinist Hermann Hellwig 
Signalmaat Johann Haupt  
Obersignalmaat Paul Lorenz 
Obermaschinistenmaat Gustav Alex 
Maschinistenmaat Maximilian Attenberger
Obermaschinistenmaat Heinrich Bertram
Obermaschinistenmaat Karl Daumer
Maschinistenmaat Henrich Heilling
Maschinistenmaat Hans Johannsen
Maschinistenmaat Peter Kaiser

Obermaschinistenmaat Johannes Vetter 

Maschinistenmaat Paul Weber
Funkentelegrafieobergast Albert Beurich


A further nine men who had not served on L-17 were also killed. Only the body of Hermann Kraushaar was recovered and he is now buried in  Hage New Cemetery, near Norden on the north German coast.




















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Dear John,

I live in Mapperley- Nottingham. I have recently come across some information and learnt a bomb might have fallen on Hickling road during the raids in 1916

In your research, have you found anything specific about the bombs dropped in Mapperley? eg: a map, exact location or testimony?

Thank you very much


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