A boy was worried about a little terrier during the German bombardment of Scarborough in 1914 from the Scarborough Mercury 24th December
The terrible explosion which blew up No. 2 Wykeham street and its occupants confined itself to those premises. The house next door, occupied by Mrs Steele, only had a window or two broken, and opposite Nos 1 and 3 occupied by Messrs. Charles Agar and Thomas Rawding respectively, suffered similar damage. Mrs Agar assisted by Mrs Rawding and two infants - clad only in their night-clothes - to leave and they took refuge in the outskirts of the town just as they were. Mrs Agar and his son, Charlie, were nearly blinded by debris flying from the shattered home of the Bennets, the little boy was very agitated as to the fate of his little pomeranian terrier, which he went back and rescued before he would go. It may be added that a dog and cat and two cage birds perished in the explosion at No. 2 Wykeham-street.