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New Cross Hospital
Type: Garden with seat
Description: Small garden with bench positioned within a semi-circular walled area.
War Commemorated: Second World War
1877-1977 The Centenary of New Cross Hospital published by Guys Health District October 1977
History: On September 7th, 1940 five staff were killed during an air raid, four of them were nurses sheltering in a covered corridor and the fifth was Albert Dolphin, a porter, who bravely tried to rescue the nurses, but was killed by falling masonry. As the wall collapsed he threw himself across the body of the injured nurse saving her life.
The four nurses who died were Arsillia Rossi (17), Eleanor John (28, from Tonypandy), Phyllis Murphy (31, from Cardiff) and Emily Palmer (20, from Killarney).
Details of those who died are given above, it is not known if they were named on the memorial.
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