The Wright Family Wedding Party And Camberwell Victims Of War

Our reference
55310
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 18 September 2007
  • Dedicated : 18 September 2007

Current location

Camberwell Green,Camberwell,Southwark,Greater London,SE5,England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 325 767
Denomination: Unknown

Description

Small stone pillar. Attached to the front face is a brass plaque bearing the main dedication. Directly in front, placed into the paved area surrounding the memorial, is a smaller plaque attached to a stone tablet which bears the names of those whose bodies were recovered from the air raid shelter.

Inscription

UPPER PLAQUE: In memory of the people/ of Camberwell who died/ or suffered in War/ This memorial stands above the Air Raid/ Shelter where a wedding party lost their lives/ on the afternoon of 17 September 1940./ Sidney and Patricia Wright had just married/ and were celebrating in the nearby 'Father/ Redcap' Public House with family and friends./ During an air raid, they sought refuge in the/ shelter which was directly hit by a bomb. All/ members of the Wright family and four other/ people were killed./ May they, and all victims/ of War, rest in peace LOWER PLAQUE: Bodies recovered from the Air Raid Shelter/ on 18 September 1940:/ Wright family/ Bride and Groom - Patricia and Sidney (aged 21)/ Sidney's parents - Elizabeth and Sidney (aged 48)/ Sidney's sisters - Dorothy (aged 19) Mary (aged 18)/ Elsie (aged 13) Joyce (aged 10) and June (aged 8)/ Nora Flaherty (aged 19) Lear Nadel (aged 58)/ Emma Ross (aged 48) and her son Stanley Ross (aged 14)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

Non-specific conflict
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Unknown
Order of information: Unknown

Subject / Period

Second World War - civilians
Total names on memorial: 13
Served and returned: 0
Died: 13
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,forename,age of death,relationships
Order of information: Unknown

Component

Pillar
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Stone - Limestone (kilkenny)
Listed?: No

Component

Plaque
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Metal,Brass
Listed?: No

Component

Tablet
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Granite - Cornish
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 18 September 2007
Attended by: MAYOR OF SOUTHWARK

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 18 September 2007
Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: Funding from Camberwell Community Council.

Trust fund / scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Notes

The memorial stands on a spot above the air raid shelter.

Reference

Southwark News 21 / 10 May 2007

Reference

Our Blog http://ukniwm.wordpress.com/2007/09/19/camberwell-memorial-unveiled/

Reference

Southwark News 8 / 06 September 2007

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Archive for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this will be included in the record during 2015.

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