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Civilian deaths in London caused by enemy action

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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Rosaline Henry

Rosaline Henry

Our colleague, Andrew Behan, has researched this young woman: Rosaline Henry was born on 23 September 1964 and died, aged 16 years, on 18 January 1981 in a fire at party being held at 439 New Cross...

Person, Tragedy

2 memorials
Bob Sharp

Bob Sharp

Robert John Sharp was born on 24 November 1924. Telephone directories from 1969 show him listed at 52 Garth Lane, Lower Morden, Surrey. He died, aged 50 years, on 6 August 1975 when he and his co...

Person, Tragedy

1 memorial
J. W. Fairholme

J. W. Fairholme

Role on the lost expedition: Officer on SS Erebus. See John Franklin.

Person, Exploring, Tragedy

1 memorial
Sylvia Dalais

Sylvia Dalais

Non-British, killed by the Bali bomb.

Person, Tragedy

1 memorial
Robert O. Sargent

Robert O. Sargent

Role on the lost expedition: Officer on SS Erebus. See John Franklin.

Person, Exploring, Tragedy

1 memorial