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Civilian deaths in London caused by enemy action

Categories: Tragedy

This page brings together all the memorials that we have for civilians killed in London by acts of war, including terrorism. It is related to a very interesting campaign for a Citizens Memorial "to commemorate the heroism and sacrifice of the citizens of London during the Second World War and in subsequent bombings."

In WW2 28,000 civilians were killed in London so the campaign focuses on that war. We've decided to include WW1, indeed it's our chronological start point, else we'd have to include events like the Civil War. We include police officers and firefighters, but only humans, not animals.

Given that this country has not been occupied, not even invaded, during the period we are astonished at how many of these memorials we have on our database, and how varied they are. The sheer quantity supports the claim that a single all-encompassing memorial is also needed.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Civilian deaths in London caused by enemy action

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Abbey Road Depot - WW2 ARP members lost

Bill Wallis is described on the plaque as 'ARP Stretcher Bearer'. Which we ta...

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Admiral Duncan - 3 dead

Andrea Dykes, D.O.B. 30-11-1971 John Light, D.O.B. 27-04-1967 Nick Moore, D.O...

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Admiral Duncan Memorial

Admiral Duncan Memorial

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Balham Station bombing - 1

In memory of the 64 people killed at this station by a wartime bomb 14th Octo...

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Balham Station bombing - 2

{Beneath the London Transport logo:} In remembrance of the civilians and Lond...

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Thomas Griffin

Thomas Griffin

For more information about this hero click on the picture of his plaque.

Person, Tragedy

1 memorial
Yeşim Özkan

Yeşim Özkan

20 years old, artist

Person, Tragedy, Turkey

1 memorial
sinking of the Titanic

sinking of the Titanic

On board were over 2,200 people: 1,316 passengers and about 900 crew.  1,517 lives were lost, including W. T. Stead and Christopher Head, but not J. P. Morgan, nor Charles Lightoller nor Harold Bri...

Event, Tragedy

8 memorials
Lucinda Ferrier

Lucinda Ferrier

Age: 32, struck by a heavy goods vehicle at 6.40am on a Monday. An air ambulance rushed her to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel. She died shortly afterwards. The poor state of road surface ...

Person, Cyclist, Tragedy

1 memorial
13 London firemen & women & 21 Beckenham firemen killed

13 London firemen & women & 21 Beckenham firemen killed

32 firemen and 2 firewomen, including:  Hilda Dupree, Winifred Peters, three crews from Beckenham along with several other more local crews from Hackney and Homerton. More information at Firemen Re...

Group, Armed Forces, Tragedy

1 memorial