Lewisham Hospital

In the early hours of 26 July 1944, deep into the blitz over London, Lewisham Hospital was bombed, with direct hits destroying what was then its D and E wards, the Registrar's Office and the library. The raid that night was one of the worst of the year in South London, and while there were a number of near misses, Lewisham Hospital was the only hospital to be directly hit. 70 patients and staff were injured and three died.

Names of those who died:
Nurse Eileen Crouch, 21, of 36 Park Road, Ashford, Kent. Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Albert Crouch. Died at Lewisham Hospital.
JONES, JOYCE MARY, age 20 Daughter of Edward William Jones, of 100 Fernbrook Road. Died at Lewisham Hospital.

2 further possible deaths were found for Lewisham Hospital 26 July 1944 on Lewisham's Civilian War Dead Roll:
CLARK, KATE, age 75 of 97 Clive Road, West Dulwich. Widow of Walter Clark. Died at Lewisham Hospital.
CUMMING, WILLIAM CHARLES,age 67 of 30 Arabin Road, Brockley. Died 27 July 1944 at Lewisham Hospital



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