Posted 05 November 2011 - 04:36 pm
I have tried to do some research on this. I thought it would be well documented, but found it strangely "underplayed" in the local press. Whether this was down to a propagandist / morale boosting effort by the newspapers I read, I don't know. Either way, this is the entry I found in 2 papers relating to the inquests - I only copied details which I believe relate to my great great uncle's 3 daughters who were all killed.
Hull Daily Mail Wednesday 08 March 1916 and Hull Times 11 March 1916
Some tragic narratives were related at inquests in areas visited by Zeppelins on Tuesday on six men, four women, and five children.
The Coroner said he was presuming the deaths of all the parties was due to the atrocious air raid which took place in the early hours of the previous day.
The next inquiry was into the death of one of 3 sisters aged 28. Witness, a police officer, said that the father of the girls was not able to attend. He was cut about the head. He had gone to bed, and later one of the daughters told him "The Zeppelins are here". The daughter got to the stairs within a second or so of leaving her father when the crash came. The house was absolutely wrecked. The father discovered two of his daughters lying on the ground fatally injured. Another was found dead. The front of the house was blown out by the force of the explosion.
The 3 sisters were Martha Rebecca Ingamells aged 36, Ethel Mary Ingamells aged 33, and Lottie Ingamells aged 28.
I seem to remember that there was a family of a mother and several of her chlldren killed as well. If you contact the History Centre and ask for the entries dated as above, you will get the same as I found at least. There was a dearth of names of the victims in the articles, and I did not find out where they were buried. My 3 cousins were not buried with the rest of their family in Hedon Cemetery, so I don't know if there was a joint funeral with the other victims and they were buried together. I only had a short time in Hull, so couldn't get into it too deeply and haven't managed to get back.
If you go onto FreeBMD for Hull for the March quarter of 1916, you will see 2 clumps of deaths of people with the same surname - one of which are my 3.