Holloway Police Station World War 2 List

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Reference WMO253601

Address:

284 Hornsey Road

Holloway

London Borough of Islington

London

N7 7QY

England

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Under threat as Police Station is going to be demolished .... Fixed to Foyer internal Wooden Frame List of lost Police Officers WW2 Wednesday 19th March 1941. After dark, 479 enemy aircraft attacked London, dropping 470 tons of bombs and the largest number of incendiaries yet used against any British town. Only one previous occasion, October 15th, had London experienced such a scale of attack. The main target was the docks area, but surrounding boroughs were also hit. 631 Londoners were killed and there was severe damage to the docks and surrounding areas. A number of properties were damaged in Islington. Hornsey Road, including the Police Station, Hungerford Road, Liverpool Road, Goodinge Road, Orpingley Road, Hornsey Lane and York Way were hit with the loss of 21 lives, eight in the Police Station. An eye-witness described the scene at the Hornsey Road Police Station. "…At 10.35 pm. On 19th March 1941…the station was hit and completely demolished…A squad of a Pioneer Corps stationed in the School, together with the A.R.P. assisted us in the rescue operations. The Sub Division Inspector (MacAlan Gibson) and a P.C. to whom I had spoken a few minutes earlier were found dead. The P.C. was still sitting at the table where he was employed taking messages...other bodies were recovered but it was the next day before all persons were accounted for...The S.D. Inspector, together with his wife (Sarah Gibson) and daughter (Joyce Unwin) who resided in quarters over the Station were all killed..." (Police-Sergeant Caplen, 'N' Division).
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POLICE CAP BADGE (GR) ENGRAVED AT TOP SURROUNDED BY LAUREL LEAVES. IN PROUD MEMORY OF THOSE OF HOLOWAY SUB-DIVISION WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR OF 1939-1945 ON THE NIGHT OF 19TH MARCH 1941, WHEN SIX LOST THEIR LIVES WHEN HOLLOWAY POLICE STATION WAS DESTROYED BY ENEMY ACTION. (NAMES) A D 3 WHILST SERVING IN HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES (NAMES) AND ONE WHO WAS KILLED ON A PARACHUTE MINE WHILST ON DUTY. (NAME) AND THERE ARE SOME THAT HAVE NO MEMORIAL.

Sub-Divisional Inspector Mac A.V. Gibson. Inspector Leonard A. Clark. Station Sergeant John P. Curry. Detective Sergeant Alick T. Stanley. Police Constable James W. Rosam. War Reserve Constable Thomas A. Killeen. And three whilst serving with His Majesty's Forces. Police Constable Stanley A. Newton (Army). Police Constable Frank Rodgers (RAF). Detective Constable Arthur W. Masters (Army). And one who was killed by a Parachute mine whilst on duty War Reserve Constable Charles H.J. Huck.

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