V2 Attack Highbury Corner

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Reference WMO253874

Address:

Highbury Corner

Compton Terrace

London Borough of Islington

London

N1

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Raised
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Red plaque attached to end of Compton Terrace on Roundabout on wall 3 Metres up and in front 2 metres of grass enclosed by metal rail. The bomb killed 26 people, injured 150 and badly damaged Union Chapel. The Chapel acted as a shelter and first aid point for those that lost their homes and for the 127 injured in the blast.
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In memory of the 26 people who lost their lives, the 150 injured, and the many bereaved when a Vergeltungswaffe Eins V1 Flying bomb destroyed Highbury Corner at 12.46 pm. 27 June 1944.

Bell, Mary Bonus, Samuel William Brindley, James Alfred Coate, Ernest William Collins, Enid Elizabeth Daly, Elsie Mary Gelderd, Maud Eliza Hallett, Maude Hallett, James William Charles Harding, Elizabeth Maud Hinton, Sidney Arthur Holland, John Hummerstone, Kathleen Joyce, James Kolpan, Emil Lyddiatt, William John Martin, Gladys Evelyn Murray, John Thomas Piddock, Grace Elizabeth Poulier, William Albert Adrian Ranger, Minnie Robinson, Muriel Saudan, Anne Marie Saudan, Beatrice Miriam Turner, Alice Weston, Edmund Gerard Wheeler, Richard Wilson, Clare Jane

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