Incident Folder

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 Sunday 8th September 1940


Historical Data:
Sunday 8th September 1940. A daytime raid of about 100 aircraft caused damage in Kent and penetrated as far as the Thames estuary. At 1930 hours, however, a raid of 30 aircraft directly attacked London, crossing the coast between Beachy Head and Shoreham. Bombing began at about 2000 and continued until 0500 hours of Monday 9th. Near the Tower of London, 78 people were killed when the Peabody Buildings was hit in John Fusher Street. The Luftwaffe lost 12 aircraft this day. Islington was also badly hit - Annette Crescent, the Annette Crescent, Spa Green and Essex Road shelters, Gee Street, Goswell Road, Lorraine Road and New North Road were all hit with the loss of 29 lives.