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Royal Victoria Yard war memorial

Inscription

Royal Victoria Yard Deptford - Roll of Honour
To the memory of our colleagues who died through enemy action in the World War 1939 - 1945.

{List of 20 names - see Subjects commemorated}

At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.

On 19 March 1941 the Yard was hit by many bombs and incendiary devices leading to a hugely damaging fire. 7 of those named here died as a result. Just a few months later, 16 August, a V1 flying bomb landed here, killing another 7. We are grateful to Lewisham War Memorials who have provided this information and have more details on all the individuals named.

Site: Royal Victoria Yard / Victualling Yard (4 memorials)

SE8, Grove Street, The Colonnade

Our photo is taken from the east. In the background you can see the inside of the retained arched stone entrance to The Colonnade from Grove Street. The Officers' Quarters plaque is in the colonnade. The two black metal plaques are on the wall to the right.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Royal Victoria Yard war memorial

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World War 2

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Civilian deaths in London caused by enemy action

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John Arthur Andrews

John Arthur Andrews was born on 29 June 1886 in Deptford, Kent (now Greater L...

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Donald Charles Bain

Donald Charles Bain was born on 21 August 1897 in Nunhead, London, one of the...

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Charles John Bates

Charles John Bates was born on 6 December 1903 in Deptford, London, a son of ...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
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Laurence Binyon

Poet.  Born Lancaster.  Worked at the British Museum and become expert in Chi...

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Officers' Quarters

Officers' Quarters

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Pepys Estate

Pepys Estate

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Victualling Department Admiralty

Victualling Department Admiralty

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