Deptford, Royal Victoria Yard Deptford WW2 War Memorial
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Location:
Grove Street
Deptford

UKNIWM Ref: 12247 & 12248

OS Map Ref: TQ360 770

Map: Memorials of Lewisham Map

Type: Metal Plaque

Description: Wall mounted metal plaque with inscription and names.

Inscription:
Royal Victoria Yard Deptford
Roll Of Honour
To the memory of our colleagues
who died through enemy action
in the world war 1939 - 1945

(Names)
At The Going Down Of The Sun
And In The Morning
We Will Remember Them.

Wars Commemorated: Second World War

Names:

Albert (C/O) Thompson L.F. Moors * R.Robbins Frank Henry Hilder **
Donald Charles Bain * Thomas Peterson * Edwin Thomas Knott William Patrick Seal Moon **
Charles Thomas Edwards * William Edward Richard Whitlock * John Arthur Andrews ** George Norman **
Oswald Hitchen * A.V. Forder C. Bates ** H E Wigley **
F.W. Lloyd * R.A. Delamine William Glover ** F. Martin

History:

On 19 March 1941 London suffered one of the worst raids of the war to date. Fire destroyed about 70-80% of the buildings on the 35 acre site, a major store depot for the Royal Navy. The yard was hit by 11 high explosive bombs as well as oil bombs and hundreds of incendiaries. There were about 150 fire watchers on duty but they were unable to contain the spread of the flames. Eventually a hundred fire appliances were needed to deal with the fires. Those who died were [*]

On 16 August 1944 a V1 flying bomb crashed into the yard, still not operational after the fires of March 1941, killing seven [**] and injuring 74.

Source : Red Alert by Lewis Blake

Note: The memorial is situated within the site of the old Royal Victoria Yard. It is mounted on a wall just beyond The Colonnade buildings on the left hand side.

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