Plaque

Lieutenant Charles Campbell Wood

Inscription

Lieutenant Charles Campbell Wood R.A.F. of Bloemfontein, South Africa, dived from this spot into the Thames at midnight 27 Dec 1919 and saved a woman's life. He died from the injuries received during the rescue.

2019: Eileen Brown informed us that this plaque is mentioned in the novel, 'The L-Shaped Room' by Lynne Reid Banks which means it was erected before that was published, in 1960.

Site: Charles Wood & Sam Alexander (2 memorials)

W6, Hammersmith Bridge, West Handrail

Both plaques are on the handrail on the western side.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Lieutenant Charles Campbell Wood

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Hammersmith Bridge

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Hero. R.A.F (South African Artillery). On 27 December 1919 he dived into the ...

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