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Stoke Newington - civilian war memorial

Stoke Newington - civilian war memorial Stoke Newington - civilian war memorial

Erection date: 11/11/1948

Inscription

{At the top of the monument is the coat of arms of the Metropolitan Borough of Stoke Newington. Below this is a panel:}
Metropolitan Borough of Stoke Newington
To the memory of all those who lost their lives through enemy action in the borough during World War 1939 - 1945 and in particular of those whose names are inscribed on this memorial.
'Death is but crossing the world as friends do the seas, they live in one another still.'
{Below that are 4 vertical panels listing the 113 names, by bomb event. See Subjects commemorated.}

The 113 names are grouped by the location/date of the bomb:
88 people ("also 9 persons unidentified" at Coronation Avenue on 13 October 1940.
3 people at 98 Green Lanes on 14 October 1940.
6 people at St Matthias Square on 5 January 1941.
2 people at Lidfield Road on 19 February 1944.
8 people at Londesborough Road on 18 June 1944.
3 people at Defoe Road on 26 June 1944.
3 people at Hermitage Road on 30 August 1944.

St Matthias Square isn't on maps anymore but was surely near St Matthias Church, Wordsworth Road. The Coronation Avenue bomb is the only one where we've found a memorial at the site.

Only about a quarter of the names are male, and probably most of those were children, or old men.

The quotation "Death is ..." comes from 'Some Fruits Of Solitude' by William Penn.

Site: Stoke Newington - civilian war memorial (1 memorial)

N16, Abney Park Cemetery

Despite knowing that it was only about 50 meters from the entrance, we had some trouble finding this memorial so here's a crumb trail to help you: enter the cemetery from Church Street, keep to the right, take the first path on the left, and turn immediately right, keeping the tomb with the giant scroll on your right. It's along there on your right.

The monument was restored/cleaned in 2020.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Stoke Newington - civilian war memorial

Subjects commemorated Information

World War 2

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Civilian deaths in London caused by enemy action

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Jacob Abler

Killed as a result of a 13 October 1940 air raid on Coronation Avenue.

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Minnie Abler

Killed as a result of a 13 October 1940 air raid on Coronation Avenue.

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James John Alleway

Killed as a result of a 13 October 1940 air raid on Coronation Avenue.

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Stoke Newington - civilian war memorial

Created by Information

Stoke Newington Borough Council

Formed from the Vestry of Stoke Newington Parish in the County of London, and...

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William Penn

Quaker leader and founder of Pennsylvania. Born in the Liberty of the Tower. ...

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