Civilian Eleanor Ida Sinclair Collen died on 23rd May 1943 aged 64 years old. Born on 28th August 1879, she was the daughter of Thomas John Brown and Sara Henderson Brown of Thomas Street, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone.
The 1911 Census lists Eleanor Brown as a single hospital nurse living in East Yorkshire. By the time of the 1939 Register, she remains single but is living at 92 Haycliffe Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire.
Her death occurred at 20 Bethia Road, Bournemouth, Dorset where she had lived with her late husband William Collen. The Luftwaffe attacked the coastal town with 26 Focke-Wolf planes. They destroyed 22 buildings and killed almost 200 people.
Her name is on the Civilian War Dead Roll of Honour at St. George’s Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London.