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WW2 Bombs
« on: Saturday 12 December 20 13:20 GMT (UK) »
I have just obtained a death certificate that shows the cause of death as 'due to war operations', the place of death as 405 Archway Road, Hornsey and the date 13th August 1944. I am assuming, dangerous, that it was a bomb death but have not been able to find any reference to this address. Any assistance would be appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: Saturday 12 December 20 13:29 GMT (UK) »
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Re: WW2 Bombs
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 12 December 20 14:10 GMT (UK) »
The bomb site seems only to cover to 1941
Didn't think of the CWGC site for civilian dead. My person is Mary JOHNS and she is shown there, wrong age, she was 27, and she apparently died at No 45. I know the V2 landed around here in Nov 1944 but I want to find more about the Aug bomb(s).
Also what local newspapers existed for this area?

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« Reply #4 on: Saturday 12 December 20 16:46 GMT (UK) »
Perhaps the Hornsey Historical Society could help?

https://hornseyhistorical.org.uk

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« Reply #5 on: Saturday 12 December 20 17:36 GMT (UK) »
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Thanks I actually wrote to them about an hour ago!
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« Reply #7 on: Saturday 12 December 20 23:26 GMT (UK) »
"on August 13, 1944, a German V1 doodlebug hit and demolished the nearby magistrates' court and police station at the corner of Archway Road and Bishops Road"

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