7th September 1915 Deptford Air Raids

The raid on the 7 September 1915

S-L II (commanded by Hauptmann Von Wobeser) was first heard at 10.15 pm at sea, arriving at Leytonstone at 11.40. It then turned south heading straight for the Isle of Dogs.
The bombs fell at:
1 HE falling at Millwall
Incenderies fell at Royal Victualling Yard, Deptford and Supply Reserve Depot Army Service Corps

An incendary fell at Hughes Field's Deptford at about 11.45 pm setting fire to number 34, a small dwelling house and killing the occupants 2 adults and 3 children and injuring others:
William J Beechey aged 56, Elizabeth E.F. Beechey aged 47, Margaret Beechey aged 7, Helena Beechey aged 3 andWilliam Beechey aged 11 died

A HE Bomb fell in Ilderton Road, completely wrecking a house, injuring 9 and killing 6 people:
At Number 181 [which was divided into flats]:
Elsie C Smith aged 2 and Katherine L "Kitty or Katie" Smith aged 9 died.
Maud Louisa Scotten aged 22, died at the scene and Ethel Maria Scotten aged 19, who died later of her wounds in hospital. The Scotten family were cousins of the Slades.
Florence Ethel Slade aged 21, who died was identified by Leonard Charles Slade [her younger brother], who had only been in the Army 3 weeks and was stationed in Catford. (He also identified 2 other members of his family [his cousins Maud and Elsie Scotten] who died in the same air raid and his injured mother [Emma Alice] was in Guy's Hospital).
and Victor S Daines aged 22.

2 HE Bombs fell in Childeric Road, New Cross killing a man, a woman and a child at number 32 and injuring 2 women and 4 children.
Those killed were Arthur George Suckling a fish frier aged 30, Emily [nee Record] Suckling aged 29 and Doris E or Dorie Suckling aged 3.

2 HE bombs fell on number 66 Clifton Rise, New Cross, demolishing it and damaging 2 others, also a school and a house in Angus Street. Killing 2 adults and injuring 3 adults and 3 children.
they were Frederick C Dann aged 44, Mary E Dann aged 45
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