Plaque: Joan Bartlett and Violet Pengelly
In memory of Joan Bartlett, aged 18 and Violet Pengelly, aged 19.
Members of the Auxiliary Fire Service.
Amongst the first serving firewomen to die on duty during an air raid on September 18th 1940.
Site: Joan Bartlett and Violet Pengelly (1 memorial)
E14, Westferry Road, 463, The Old Millwall Fire Station Restaurant
The East London Advertiser says that the bomb fell on Saunders Ness School and that the site is now occupied by George Green's School, on the south side of Manchester Road, not far to the east of the plaque. That link also has photos of the bomb-damaged building and eye-witness accounts. However we can find no reference to George Green's School being damaged in the war,whilst there is evidence, and another plaque, that St Luke's, further to the north-east, on Saunders Ness Road was damaged in WW2. So we think the Advertiser may have it wrong.