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The text below gives a summary of the conflict (i.e. war), event or incident that resulted in deaths in the Borough or abroad. On the right are listed the individual events and incidents, such as battles or air raids. For each conflict the total number of casualties are given, whereas for each event or incident the names of those who died are listed in alphabetical order.

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Details for: Air raids on Wednesday 4th September 1940


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Wednesday 4th September 1940. On this day, which saw 25 Luftwaffe aircraft destroyed, the main raids were targeted on Bristol, Bath, Gloucester, Manchester, Liverpool and Southport. Isolated raids, however, took place against a variety of places around the country, including London. 18 civilians were killed throughout the day. A number of properties were damaged in Islington. Brownlow Street off Holborn was hit with the death of Eleanor Bowd, of Pembroke Street. She was the first Islingtonian civilian to be killed in the war.


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