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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 Thursday 7th November 1940


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Thursday 7th November 1940. Daylight raids concentrated upon convoys and coastal towns. By night London was again the main target, along with small scale attacks in the Midlands and Penzance. It would appear that, in London, the primary targets were the railways, St. Pancras was badly damaged, lines at Kensal Green blocked, and a further eight incidents on the Southern Railway. 76 Londoners were killed and four elsewhere. A number of properties were damaged in Islington. Cross Street and Hamilton Park were hit with the loss of five lives.