Three Generations Lost
On 12th April 1941 three generations of one family were killed when German bombs fell on the family home, 56 Whitehouse Street, in the city of Bristol. Ellen Annie Perrett (nee Budd), her daughter Ellen Annie Webster (nee Perrett) and grandson John Webber are buried together at Canford Cemetery along with Charles Joseph Perrett, Ellen’s husband, who had died almost 12 years before. He had worked as a hardware and china dealer before his death in 1929.
Their gravestone reads: “Sacred to the memory of Charles Joseph Perrett who died April 29th 1929 aged 58 years. Resting. Also Ellen Annie Perrett wife of the above aged 67 years. And Ellen Annie Webber their daughter aged 43 years. And John Webber her son aged 13 years who were killed by enemy action April 12th 1941”.