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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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Robert Durrant

Robert Durrant

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

Person, Tragedy

1 memorial
Yasin El-Wahabi

Yasin El-Wahabi

Yasin El-Wahabi was born on 9 August 1996 in St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, the eldest of the three children of Abdulaziz El-Wahabi (1964- 2017) and Faouzia El-Wahabi née Rami (b. circa 1975).  S...

Person, Tragedy

1 memorial
Boyd Alan Gatton

Boyd Alan Gatton

United Kingdom citizen who died in the terrorist attacks in America on 11 September 2001. Boyd Alan Gatton was born on 8 October 1962 in Paget, Bermuda and was educated at Saltus Grammar School in...

Person, Tragedy, Bermuda, USA

1 memorial
Szmul Zygielbojm

Szmul Zygielbojm

Politician. Born in Borowica, Poland. He became involved in the Jewish labour movement (Bundism), and in 1917, represented Chełm at the first Bundist convention in Poland. He was invited to serve a...

Person, Tragedy, Poland

1 memorial
Alan Stewart

Alan Stewart

An accountant from Auckland, killed in the Ladbroke Grove rail disaster, aged 28. Andrew Behan has kindly carried out further research: Allan John Stewart was born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotlan...

Person, Tragedy, New Zealand

1 memorial