During the research for the site, I found that a
number of civilians were killed as a direct result of enemy air raids or died as
a result of accidents caused by the war. This group are not recorded, to my
knowledge, anywhere in Chippenham. Chippenham is not alone in not recording
these casualties as it appears that not many towns do. For example it was only
in 2003 that
Bath recorded the names of those killed in the raids on that city.
Perhaps one day Chippenham will do the same but for now this page records their
names. I have applied the same criteria to the civilians as that seems to have
been applied to the servicemen: they had a connection with Chippenham through
living, being born, parents lived in the town or some other similar connection.
If I have missed anyone, please contact me and I will be pleased to record the