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Stanley George Du Vergier

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Stanley George Du Vergier

Person  Male  Born 1912  Died 6/11/1940

Auxiliary fireman killed in the bomb attack on Henry Cavendish School, Balham.

Andrew Behan has kindly carried out further research: Auxiliary Fireman Stanley George Du Vergier was born in 1912 and his birth was recorded in the 3rd quarter of 1912 in Southwark, Surrey. He was the 2nd son and 4th of the eight children of Frank William Du Vergier (1871-1951) and Emma Du Vergier, née Moon (1881-1950). His father was a Lithographic Artist. In 1938 he married Meriel Winifred Slade (1914-2009) and the marriage was registered in the Surrey Mid East District. No trace of him can be found of him in The 1939 England and Wales Register, but his wife is shown as registered at the home of her parents Alexander Albert and Florence Slade at 34 Aberconway Road, Morden, Surrey.

He died, aged 28 years, on 6 November 1940 as a result of enemy action at AFS Fire Station 86W, that was located in the Cavendish Road School, Balham. The school was rebuilt after the war following the bomb damage and is now the Henry Cavendish Primary School, Hydethorpe Road, Balham. He is buried in Streatham Cemetery, Garret Lane, London, SW17 0LT. He is also commemorated in the Civilian War Dead Roll of Honour, located just outside the entrance to St George's Chapel at the west end of Westminster Abbey, London and his name appears on the National Firefighters Memorial at the junction of Carter Lane and Sermon Lane, London, EC4.

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