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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Southwark
Town
Camberwell
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War - civilians, Non-Specific Conflict
Maker
Hamish Horsley (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 18 September 2007
    Attended by: MAYOR OF SOUTHWARK
  • Dedicated
    Date: 18 September 2007
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
55310
Current location

Camberwell Green
Camberwell
Southwark
Greater London
SE5 0HQ
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 32562 76829
Denomination: Undefined

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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
Commemorations
  • 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: Undefined
  • Non-Specific Conflict
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Limestone (kilkenny)
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal, Brass
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Cornish
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Comments: Funding from Camberwell Community Council.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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