World War II Damage

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The areas which suffered major bomb damage during World War II are as follows:

  • Agar Grove. On the north side, between Stratford Villas and Murray Street, backing onto Cobham Mews, properties were affected with three adjacent houses seriously damaged. On the north side, between St Augustine's Road and St Paul's Crescent, two pairs of semi-detached villas were totally destroyed and those adjacent suffered non-structural blast damage.
  • Camden Road. Damage resulted in a clearance site on the east side, just south of the railway line.
  • Camden Square. All properties north-east of the railway line, on the north-west side of the square, were damaged. One half of a semi-detached pair suffered total destruction, and others were damaged beyond repair. Behind, in Camden Mews, two buildings were seriously damaged.
  • Rochester Square. Some of the semi-detached villas on the south-west side were damaged beyond repair, due to a bomb which fell south of the square.
  • St Paul's Crescent. On the west side, north of Agar Grove, the southern portion of the crescent-shaped terrace was totally destroyed.
  • York Way. On the west side, as a result of total destruction on the Agar Grove corner, there Was serious damage in a large portion of the terrace resulting in some demolition. One property near the corner of Camden Park Road was seriously damaged.

The National Archive in Kew have created a database of all the bombs dropped during The Blitz the image below is an extract from that database.

BombDamage.jpg

Civilian Casualties (Deaths)

As a result of the bombing during the blitz of 1940/41 and the later V-1 flying bomb and V-2 rocket attacks in 1944 a number of civilians lost their lives.

Date Place of incident Name Age Address
27 Feb 1940 At home Archibald Shortland Watson 60 36 Camelot House
18 Sep 1940 At home Charles William Powell 51 74 Great College Street
18 Sep 1940 At home Stephen Flynn 64 74 Royal College Street
18 Sep 1940 At home Kate Louise Flynn 63 74 Royal College Street
18 Sep 1940 Public shelter Shirley May Hatch 20 months 76 Royal College Street
27 Sep 1940 At home Emily Rose Stevens 25 3 Camelot House
27 Sep 1940 At home John Blackburn Whiteley 38 3 Camelot House
27 Sep 1940 At home Henry George Broome 49 4 Camelot House
27 Sep 1940 At home George Bellinger 59 18 Murray Mews
27 Sep 1940 At home Mark Cornelius Yeates 76 18 Lawford Road
27 Sep 1940 At home Beatrice Yeates 73 18 Lawford Road
27 Sep 1940 At home Stella Yeates 40 18 Lawford Road
28 Sep 1940 At home Joseph Wurm 51 40 Camden Square
28 Sep 1940 At home Ethel Mary Graham 60 57 Camden Square
15 Oct 1940 At home Leslie Edward Ruderham 19 24 Lawford Road
15 Oct 1940 Wardens Post Albert Henry Newton 58 8 Caversham Road
16 Oct 1940 Maiden Lane Depot George William Allen 58 134 Agar Gove
2 Jul 1944 Rochester Place Sybil Dowsett 39 19a Rochester Mews
2 Jul 1944 Rochester Place Sylvia Dowsett 11 19a Rochester Mews
2 Jul 1944 Rochester Place Terence Dowsett 8 19a Rochester Mews
2 Jul 1944 Rochester Place Norman Fee 13 38 Oseney Crescent
2 Jul 1944 Rochester Place Josephine Neville 48 19 Rochester Mews
2 Jul 1944 Rochester Place Gabrielle Neville 12 19 Rochester Mews

External Links

Link to www.bombsight.org from which the image was generated