Helen Atwood

Helen Pamela Atwood (abt. 1918 - 1944)

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Helen Pamela Atwood
Born about in Chelsea, London, Englandmap
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Died in Silversands, Aberdeen, Scotlandmap
Profile last modified 4 Aug 2018 | Created 14 Jul 2018
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Helen was born in Chelsea (London) about 1918, the daughter of George Evelyn Laverton Atwood and Madeline Elizabeth Colvin.[1]

During WWII, Helen Atwood served with the Women's Auxiliary Air Force. It was during an assignment to the Aberdeen district, that she died a Silversands, near Aberdeen, on the 13th June 1944, aged twenty-six years.[2][3] Her body was laid to rest in St Aldhelm's churchyard in Bishopstrow, Wiltshire.[4][5]

Research notes

  • The estimated date of birth corresponds to the first quarter ending 31st March 1918, as recorded in the index of civil registrations of deaths (England).[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Index of civil registrations of births, England. Helen P. Atwood, 1st quarter ending 31st March 1918, mother’s surname: Colvin, Chelsea RD (London), vol. 1a, pg. 480. Original record: General Register Office, Southport. Digital image online at FreeBMD, freebmd.org.uk (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick 2018-07-10).
  2. Commonwealth War Graves Commission. “In Memory of Section Officer Helen Pamela Atwood 675, Women’s Auxiliary Air Force who died on 13 June 1944 Age 26 Daughter of Comdr. George Evelyn Laverton Atwood, R.N. and Madeline Elizabeth Atwood, of East Tisbury, Wiltshire. Her brother, George Robert Colvin Atwood, also died on service. Remembered with Honour Kinclaven Parish Churchyard [Grave 18.B.]. Commemorated in perpetuity by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.” Index and commemorative certificate online at cwgc.org (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-07-10).
  3. National Probate Calendar, England and Wales. “ATWOOD, Helen Pamela, of Pythouse, Tisbury, Wiltshire, spinster, died 13 June 1944 at Silversands, Aberdeen; Administration: Llandudno, 18 January [1945] to George Evelyn Laverton Atwood, commander R.N. Effects £278 0s. 2d.” (ref. 1945, pg. 183). Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick 2018-07-10, by subscription).
  4. Wiltshire Online Parish Clerk (OPC). War Graves Located in St. Aldhelm’s Churchyard, Bishopstrow. “George Robert Colvin Atwood, Office Cadet 931997, Royal Artillery, died 25th October 1941, age 20, son of Commander George Evelyn Laverton Atwood, R.N. and Madeline Elizabeth Atwood of East Tisbury; his sister Helen Pamela Atwood also died whilst on war service. She was a Section Officer with the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force and died on 13th June 1944 age 26. She is buried in Grave 18B of Kinclaven Churchyard, Perthshire.” Published online (pdf), www.wiltshire-opc.org.uk/Items/Bishopstrow/Bishopstrow%20-%20War%20Graves%20in%20St.%20Aldhelms%20Churchyard.pdf (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-07-10).
  5. Find-a-Grave memorial no. 130737500. Helen Pamela Atwood, died 13 June 1944; buried in Kinclaven parish churchyard, Kinclaven, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, grave ref. 18.B. Memorial created by “darealjolo,” 2 June 2014. Online at findagrave.com (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick 2018-07-10).

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