Tag Archives: Blitz

Bertram Stuart Trevelyan Archer GC

Bertram Stuart Trevelyan Archer (03/02/1915 – 03/05/2015) was awarded the George Cross for extensive work on defusing German bombs dropped on United Kingdom during World War II. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 30 September 1941, Issue: 35292, Page: 5653, … Continue reading

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Bristol Civilian War Dead Memorial

Bristol has 3 churches that were damaged by bombs in World War 2, and two of them have been left as they were (with minor strengthening) as a memorial to the bombing of the city between 24 November 1940 and 11 … Continue reading

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Stoke Newington Civilian War Dead Memorial

The Metropolitan Borough of Stoke Newington Civilian War Dead Memorial may be found in Abney Park Cemetery in London (Google Earth co-ordinates: 51.564451°, -0.077899°). The legibility of the memorial is poor though, with letters missing from the main inscription. The … Continue reading

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Kennington Park Civilian War Dead Memorial

Kennington Park (Google Earth  51.484066°  -0.108817°)  in South London has a Civilian War Memorial, and it commemorates the over 100 people that were killed in an air raid trench in the park on 15 October 1940. A 50lb bomb caused … Continue reading

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Poplar Civilian War Dead Memorial

During my visit to Tower Hamlets Cemetery in London I was hoping to get images of the Civilian War Dead memorial in the cemetery that I had read about previously. And while it was not my only goal I wandered … Continue reading

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Camberwell Civilian War Dead Memorial

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 … Continue reading

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Southampton Civilian Casualty Memorials

This memorial to Civilians killed during the bombing of the city of Southampton may be found in Hollybrook Cemetery. It is not a very imposing monument either, and if you did not know you would assume it is just a … Continue reading

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Portsmouth Civilian Casualties Memorial

I always keep a look out for these Civilian Memorials because it is very easy to find the military graves in a cemetery, but not as simple to find the graves of those who were killed during the bombing of … Continue reading

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West Cowes War Memorial

This Memorial to the Residents of Cowes, Isle of Wight, is interesting because was damaged during an air raid on the night of 4 and 5 May 1942. This period is popularly known as “the Cowes Blitz“. A Polish destroyer, … Continue reading

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Women of World War II Memorial

The Women of World War II Memorial is within sight of the Cenotaph in Parliament Street in London, and  is very close to the Cabinet War Rooms and The Ministry of Defence.  It was erected to commemorate the vital work … Continue reading

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