Lewisham High Street V1 Incident Names

52 Killed and 216 injured

1. ARNOLD, LEONARD, age 34 Gunner 33 (19th County of London Regiment) Searchlight Regiment Royal Artillery 6977134; Son of Alfred Arnold, and of Frances E. Arnold of Edmonton, Middlesex. Died 28 July 1944. He is buried at the Lewisham Metropolitan WW2 war plot at Hither Green Cemetery. * A soldier, who was buried 4 August 1944 Hither Green Cemetery (P).

2. BRANDON, EDITH, aged 34, Wife of Thomas Brandon, of 40 Lee Court, High Road, Lee. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. She is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * Aged 33, who was Cremated.

3. BRIDGES, WILLIAM FREDERICK, aged 72, of 4 Wisteria Road. Son of the late Alfred and Sarah Bridges; husband of the late Naomi Bridges. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. He is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * Retired, who was buried 4 August 1944 Ladywell Cemetery.

4. CLAMP, DORIS EMILY, aged 28 of 160 Minard Road. Wife of Gnr. Stanley Robert Clamp, R.A. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. She is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * Manageress aged 38, who was buried 4 August 1944 Hither Green Cemetery (P).

5. CLARKE, ETHEL MAUD, aged 33 of 85 Taunton Road. Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Summers; wife of Alfred George Clarke. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. She is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * Buried 3 August 1944 Hither Green Cemetery (P).

6. CLIFTON, ANNE LOUISE, aged 59 Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. G. Barker, of Deptford; wife of Henry Thomas Clifton, of 106 Shell Road. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. She is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * Aged 58, who was buried 4 August 1944 Hither Green Cemetery (P).

7. COOMBES, ELIZABETH SARAH, aged 32 of 34 Grover Court. Daughter of John Henry Price, of 29 Urban Street, Penydarren, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, and of the late Jemima Price; wife of Lt. Robert Coombes, Welsh Guards. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. She is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * A shop assistant, who was buried 4 August 1944 Hither Green Cemetery (P).

8. CREAMER, REGINALD STANLEY, aged 12 Son of Mr. and Mrs. John William Creamer, of 17 Thurston Road. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. She is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * Buried 3 August 1944 Hither Green Cemetery (P).

9. CROSS, FLORENCE ELIZABETH, aged 68 of 27 Eltham Road, Lee. Daughter of Arthur Strutt Linders and Eleanor Strutt Linders, of 11 Crystal Palace Park Road; widow of William Baird Cross. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. She is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * Not on archive records.

10. DONOVAN, PATRICK, aged 61 Husband of Alice Donovan, of 79 Woodham Road. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. He is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead and St John the Baptist WW2 Roll of Honour. * Not on archive records.

11. DRURY, HILDA, aged 51 Wife of Charles Harry Drury, of 22 Romer Avenue. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. She is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * Buried 3 August 1944 Hither Green Cemetery (P).

12. FENN, GORDON RICHARD, aged 17. Son of C. E. Fenn, of 12 Court Hill Road. Injured 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street; died 31 July 1944, at St. John’s Hospital. He is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * Not on archives records.

13. HAYES, LESLIE BURNS, aged 36 Constable, Police War Reserve. Son of A. E. and J. M. Hayes, of 58 Torridon Road. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. He is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * A b,uilder who was buried 4 August 1944 Hither Green Cemetery (P).

14. HEMPHREY, HORACE, aged 72 Husband of Mary Ann Hemphrey, of 47 Mill Road. Injured 28 July 1944, at High Street; died at St. John's Hospital 29 July 1944. He is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * Not on archive records.

15. HILLYARD, ALICE, aged 65 of 4 Rennell Street. Wife of Joseph Henry Hillyard. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. She is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * A soldier, who was buried 3 August 1944 Hither Green Cemetery (P).

16. HOOK, JAMES WILLIAM, aged 55 Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. He is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * A coach painter, who was buried 8 August 1944 Hither Green Cemetery (P).

17. JEAL, HARRY WILLIAM, aged 65 Husband of E. Jeal, of 40 Molesworth Street. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. He is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * A street trader, who was buried 4 August 1944 Hither Green Cemetery (P).

18. JOAD, GRACE MARY, aged 35 Daughter of M. E. Joad, of 148 Trundley's Road, Deptford, and of the late John Joad. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham Market, High Street Lewisham. She is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * A bar assistant, who was buried at Brockley Cemetery (P).

19. JUDGE, FREDA MARION, aged 43 W.V.S.; of 6 North Street, Bromley, Kent. Widow of George Judge. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. She is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * A widow, who was burial was not recorded in the archive record.

20. LAMB, DORIS JEANNE, aged 17 Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lamb, of 49 Firhill Road. Died 28 July 1944, at 117 Lewisham High Street. She is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * Buried 5 August 1944 Hither Green Cemetery (P).

21. LEMAR, WILLIAM HERBERT, aged 34 Cpl., Home Guard. Son of Mrs. Marsh (formerly Lemar), of 32 Lowther Road, Dover, Kent, and of the late W. C. Lemar; husband of Mrs. Lemar, of 100 Courthill Road. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. He is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * A wagon examiner, who was buried at Charlton Cemetery (P).

22. LONGLEY, ALBERT FREDERICK, aged 27 Husband of Doris Lydia Longley, of 37 Kneller Road. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. He is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * A machinist, who was buried 4 August 1944 Hither Green Cemetery (P).

23. MAYGER, ALBERT HENRY, aged 37 of 91 Melville Road, Maidstone, Kent. Son of the late William Frederick and Elizabeth Mayger. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. He is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * A branch manager, who was buried at Maidstone Borough Cemetery (P).

24. MINSTER, GEORGE EDWARD, aged 51 Husband of M. L. Minster, of 302 Shroffold Road, Bromley, Kent. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. He is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead and on the Roll of Honour at St John the Baptist church, Southend. * A motor fitter, who was buried at Plaistow, Kent Cemetery (P).

25. REEVES, HERBERT THOMAS, aged 40 of 69 Algiers Road. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Reeves, of 1 Northam Street; husband of Kathleen Elsie Reeves [who died during the same incident]. Son Raymond [aged 5] also died at the scene. Injured 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street; died same day at St. John's Hospital. He is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * A greengrocer aged 39, who was buried 8 August 1944 Hither Green Cemetery (P).

26. REEVES, KATHLEEN ELSIE, aged 37 of 69 Algiers Road. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Adams, of same address; wife of Herbert Thomas Reeves [who died the same day from his injuries at St John’s Hospital, which he had received in the same incident]. Son Raymond [aged 5] also died at the scene. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. She is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * Buried 8 August 1944 Hither Green Cemetery (P).

27. REEVES, LILY MAUD, aged 54 F.A.P. [First Aid Party] member; of 24 Pitfold Road, Lee. Wife of Albert William Reeves. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. She is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * Buried 3 August 1944 Hither Green Cemetery (P).

28. REEVES, RAYMOND, aged 5 of 69 Algiers Road. Son of Herbert Thomas and Kathleen Elsie Reeves [who both died in the same incident. Mother at scene and father same day in St John’s Hospital]. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. He is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * Buried 8 August 1944 Hither Green Cemetery (P).

29. ROBINS, WILLIAM JOHN, aged 44 Home Guard. Husband of Elizabeth L. Robins, of 44 Park Avenue, Bromley, Kent. Injured 28 July 1944, at Lewisham; died at St. John's Hospital. He is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * not on archive records.

30. ROSE, DAISY EMILY VICTORIA, 34 Wife of Joseph George Rose, of 21 Lochaber Road. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. She is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * Not on archive records.

31. RUSSELL, LETTY COLOGNE, aged 28 Fire Guard. Daughter of George William and Maude Campbell, of Brownhill Road; wife of Albert George Russell, of 8 St. John's Court, Gillian Street. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. She is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * Buried 4 August 1944 Hither Green Cemetery (P).

32. SEDDON, ALBERT, aged 73 of 135 Lewisham Road. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. He is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * A shop Assistant, who was buried at Ladywell Cemetery (P).

33. SEGROTT, LEONARD FRANCIS, aged 39 Home Guard. Son of Alfred Thomas and Amelia Segrott, of Donington, Leonard Road, Bromley, Kent; husband of Joyce Segrott, of Shangri-La, Lower Gravel Road, Bromley, Kent. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. He is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * A omnibus driver, who was buried at Bromley Hill Cemetery (P).

34. SMITH, BETSY, aged 51 Wife of Henry Smith, of 1 Railway Approach. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. Also daughter Matilda [aged 20] died during the same incident and son Henry [aged 18] injured at same incident died in St John’s Hospital on the same day. She is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * Buried 4 August 1944 Hither Green Cemetery (P).

35. SMITH, HENRY, aged 18 Son of Henry Smith, of 1 Railway Approach, and of Betsy Smith. Injured 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street; died same day at St. John's Hospital. His mother Betsy and sister Matilda [aged 20] died also at the scene of this incident. He is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * Not on archives records.

36. SMITH, MATILDA, aged 20 Daughter of Henry Smith, of 1 Railway Approach, and of Betsy Smith. Her mother Betsy died at the scene of this incident and brother Henry [aged 18] died the same day in St John’s Hospital from injuries he received during the same incident. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. She is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * A street trader, who was buried 4 August 1944 Hither Green Cemetery (P).

37. SMITH, SOPHIA, aged 69 Wife of Albert James Smith, of 23 Belmont Park. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. She is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * Buried 1 August 1944 Hither Green Cemetery (P).

38. SPURLING, SYDNEY RING, aged 45 of 37 Lewisham Park. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. He is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * A store manager, who was buried at East Ham Cemetery (P).

39. STEWARD, CLARA MAUD, aged 63 Wife of Joseph Edward Steward, of 38 Thurston Road. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. She is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * Buried at Brockley Cemetery (P).

40. TAYLOR, DORIS KATHLEEN, aged 16 Daughter of Joseph Job Taylor and Rebecca Clare Taylor, of 347 Marvel's Lane, Grove Park. Injured 28 July 1944, at Lewisham Market; died same day at South-Eastern Hospital for Children, Sydenham. She is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * Not on archive records.

41. THOMPSON, ALICE MAY, aged 15 Daughter of Henry Alfred and Emma Mary Thompson of 166 Torridon Road. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. She is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * A store assistant, who was buried 4 August 1944 Hither Green Cemetery (P).

42. THORNBURROW, ALICE MARY, aged 42 Wife of Alfred Edward Thornburrow, of 33 Rhyme Road. Injured 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street; died same day at St. John's Hospital. She is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * A housewife, who was buried 4 August 1944 Hither Green Cemetery (P).

43. WENTWORTH, BEATRICE MARY SOPHIA, 55 of 152 Broadfield Road. Daughter of Stephen William and Florence Beatrice Wentworth, of 1 St. Andrew's Road, Stamford Hill. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. She is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * A housekeeper, who was cremated 4 August 1944 at Hither Green Cemetery (P).

44. WILLSON, WILFRID, age 50; Son of Elizabeth Willson, of 31 Egerton Drive, Greenwich, and of the late W. A. Willson; husband of Matilda A. Willson, of 134 Manor Lane. Died at Lewisham High Street. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. He is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * Died 28 July 1944, a mineral water manufacturer, who was buried 4 August 1944 Hither Green Cemetery (P).

45. WOOD, ANNE ELLEN, aged 29 Daughter of Henry Thomas Clifton, of 106 Shell Road, and of Anne Louise Clifton; wife of Stanley Wood, of the same address. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. She is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * Buried 4 August 1944 Hither Green Cemetery (P).

46. YOUNG, EILEEN FLORENCE, aged 17 of 69 Brookbank Road. Daughter of Wlliam George and Eliza Young. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. Also her parents William George and Eliza and sister Jean Rose [aged 12 died in the same incident. She is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * A spinster, who was buried 8 August 1944 Hither Green Cemetery (P).

47. YOUNG, ELIZA, aged 57 of 69 Brookbank Road. Wife of William George Young [who also died in the same incident]. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. Also her daughters Eileen Florence [aged 17] and Jean Rose [aged 12] died in the same incident. She is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * Not on archive recortds.

48. YOUNG, JEAN ROSE, Aged 12 of 69 Brookbank Road. Daughter of William George and Eliza Young. Died at 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. Also her parents William George and Eliza and sister Eileen Florence [aged 17 died in the same incident. She is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * Aged 11, who was buried 8 August 1944 Hither Green Cemetery (P).

49. YOUNG, WILLIAM GEORGE, aged 55 of 69 Brookbank Road. Son of Charles Frederick and Rose Young, of 16 Horton Street; husband of Eliza Young [who also died in the same incident]. Died 28 July 1944, at Lewisham High Street. Also his daughters Eileen Florence [aged 17] and Jean Rose [aged 12] died in the same incident. He is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead. * Not on archive records.

* Details added to CWGC Civilian War Dead volume entry from Lewisham Borough records of WW2 in Lewisham Archives

Also 3 unidentified people 2 female and 1 man buried at Hither Green Cemetery in a Civilian War plot.

BEECHER, THOMAS GEORGE, aged 58 of 8 Crown Court. Died 28 July 1944, at St. John's Hospital. Possible Lewisham High Street casualty but Roll of Honour does not say where he was injured or when. He is remembered on the Lewisham Roll of Honour for Civilian War Dead and not on the archive record.

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