Harry Whitehead was an ancestor of mine...
There is a story above given by Natkinder which is similar..
The following appeared in the St Helens Star on August 30 200, relating Harry Whitehead’s death.
‘There is one bitter memory for John J Whitehead of Sutton whose uncle was unexpectedly killed in a wartime bombing raid.
Harry Whitehead (nicknamed Tal) had a dog and ferrets. He used to catch rabbits. Says John: “He very often gave my mother a couple of rabbits to cook. With food rationed, this was a big help.”
Tal was in Jackson Street, Parr one evening, when the air-raid siren sounded and he hurried to an air-raid shelter. For some unexpected reason, his dog ran out of the shelter and Tal went after it. A German plane dropped a bomb at that precise moment . It landed close by and killed my Uncle Harry
I clearly remember the sound of the sirens. The first gave warning of an approaching bomber; the second wail sounded the all-clear.”
All in all just very bad luck for Harry !