Albion Way Shelter, Lewisham

About 4 pm on 11 September 1940, a disastrous public shelter incident happened. In Albion Way, Lewisham the brick street shelter suffered a direct hit, as a German bomber discharged his remaining bombs as he returned to Germany. 36 died inside and nearby. According to archive records the death toll was higher with 5 unidentified, so 41 died not 36.

Names of those who died:
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Lewisham WW2 Civilian Memorial

Civilian Defence Incident File for Albion Way Raid GN 7 - Click on image to read full file in PDF form (PDF viewer required)


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