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Offline nellie d

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Bombs on London
« on: Wednesday 18 May 22 13:52 BST (UK) »
I am trying to find the names of casualties from a certain air raid over London on 18th June 1944.
A V1 flying bomb landed on St Nicholas Hospital in Plumstead.
My Grandma was a student nurse at the time and had just left the Nurses Home when the bomb hit, it sent her flying, but fortunately she sustained only minor injuries. Her friend was one of the six people killed.
I have been trying to find the names of these six people but have had no luck.
I went through the Commonwealth War Graves site for civilian war dead, but couldn’t find anything.
Then I was looking at various sites dedicated to mapping the bombs dropped over London and again, had no luck.
Would anyone know of which direction to point me in, so that I might discover the names of those killed in that air raid?
Mayhew,Birch,Coates,Norman - Suffolk
Masters - Somerset
Richardson, Masters, Langridge, Dyer, Chambers - Sussex
Dyer, Luscombe, Hurrell - Devon
Chambers - Brecon
Lambden, Hawkins - Berkshire
Biggs, Cooper, Druce, Hedges, Haywood, Francis,Ward, Skidmore, Pinfold, Dorn, Gardener, Hopgood - Oxfordshire
Francis, Clarke - Lambeth/Surrey
Rowland, Emmett, Lockhart - Southwark/Middlesex
Simpson, Exall, Mann, Frisby,  - Kent
Ward, Teasdale, Smalwood - Yorkshire
Tomkins, Bayliss - Warwickshire

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Re: Bombs on London
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Re: Bombs on London
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 18 May 22 15:53 BST (UK) »
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Re: Bombs on London
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 18 May 22 16:53 BST (UK) »
The only people commemorated at Woolwich who died on 18 June 1944 all lived in Smithies Road.

Debra  :)


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Re: Bombs on London
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 18 May 22 17:05 BST (UK) »
Thank you Biggles…unfortunately it only  covers  The Blitz, 1940-41.
It is an excellent site though…and very thought provoking 😢

Thank you Debra…that’s interesting…where did you find that info?
Mayhew,Birch,Coates,Norman - Suffolk
Masters - Somerset
Richardson, Masters, Langridge, Dyer, Chambers - Sussex
Dyer, Luscombe, Hurrell - Devon
Chambers - Brecon
Lambden, Hawkins - Berkshire
Biggs, Cooper, Druce, Hedges, Haywood, Francis,Ward, Skidmore, Pinfold, Dorn, Gardener, Hopgood - Oxfordshire
Francis, Clarke - Lambeth/Surrey
Rowland, Emmett, Lockhart - Southwark/Middlesex
Simpson, Exall, Mann, Frisby,  - Kent
Ward, Teasdale, Smalwood - Yorkshire
Tomkins, Bayliss - Warwickshire

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Re: Bombs on London
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 18 May 22 17:08 BST (UK) »
Thank you Rosie.
I had a look through that earlier and didn’t find anyone.
Mind you, I was concentrating on Woolwich and assuming (I know, never assume anything) that as she was my Grandma’s friend, she would have been of a similar age. I will gave another look, without the blinkers on! 😉
Mayhew,Birch,Coates,Norman - Suffolk
Masters - Somerset
Richardson, Masters, Langridge, Dyer, Chambers - Sussex
Dyer, Luscombe, Hurrell - Devon
Chambers - Brecon
Lambden, Hawkins - Berkshire
Biggs, Cooper, Druce, Hedges, Haywood, Francis,Ward, Skidmore, Pinfold, Dorn, Gardener, Hopgood - Oxfordshire
Francis, Clarke - Lambeth/Surrey
Rowland, Emmett, Lockhart - Southwark/Middlesex
Simpson, Exall, Mann, Frisby,  - Kent
Ward, Teasdale, Smalwood - Yorkshire
Tomkins, Bayliss - Warwickshire

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Re: Bombs on London
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 18 May 22 17:13 BST (UK) »
This article mentions a flying bomb in 1945
https://ezitis.myzen.co.uk/stnicholas.html
During WW2 it suffered considerable bomb damage, with the whole of the northern block being completely demolished during one air-raid.  In 1945 it was further damaged by a V1 flying bomb.


This also says 1945
https://search.lma.gov.uk/scripts/mwimain.dll/144/LMA_OPAC/web_detail/REFD+H20~2FNIC?SESSIONSEARCH
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Re: Bombs on London
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 18 May 22 17:22 BST (UK) »
Thanks Rosie.
The flying bomb is mentioned as 1944 and 1945…I don’t know if this an error,ir whether there were two lots of flying bombs. The V1 Flying Bomb of early 1944 was replaced by the V2 in later 1944, and I have read accounts of the V1 being dropped in 1945, hence why I wonder if it is an error, however, I will double check!
Mayhew,Birch,Coates,Norman - Suffolk
Masters - Somerset
Richardson, Masters, Langridge, Dyer, Chambers - Sussex
Dyer, Luscombe, Hurrell - Devon
Chambers - Brecon
Lambden, Hawkins - Berkshire
Biggs, Cooper, Druce, Hedges, Haywood, Francis,Ward, Skidmore, Pinfold, Dorn, Gardener, Hopgood - Oxfordshire
Francis, Clarke - Lambeth/Surrey
Rowland, Emmett, Lockhart - Southwark/Middlesex
Simpson, Exall, Mann, Frisby,  - Kent
Ward, Teasdale, Smalwood - Yorkshire
Tomkins, Bayliss - Warwickshire

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Re: Bombs on London
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 19 May 22 22:23 BST (UK) »
Browsing in the BNA - the Daily Mirror of 17th June 1944 has this: "DUTY first is the code of the nursing service. The cost of keeping it may be high, but it is never broken. The nurses in a Southern hospital followed this code yesterday morning, but two of them had to pay the full price. They died at their posts with six of their helpless patients when two wards of their hospital were razed by a flying bomb..." This seems to date the air raid as being on the 16th.

Willyam