The Camberwell Civilian War Dead Memorial may be found in Camberwell new Cemetery (Google Earth co-ordinates: 51.452983° -0.047741°). Unfortunately the day of my visit was a dull and miserable one and the memorial was being restored. There are two sets of name boards on two plinths. The first listing Southwark and Bermondsey
The second listing Camberwell
The memorial was unveiled on 8 May 1995
18291 tons of heavy explosives were dropped on London during 71 major air raids in the period known as “The Blitz” (September 7, 1940 – May 10, 1941) .
Sadly the memorials often list the same surnames, indicating that in many cases a household was obliterated. The memorials are for those who are interred in the cemetery and who have no marked graves.
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