Home Guard killed in 1941 at the Tower Creameries

“B” company 57th Surrey (Mitcham) Home Guard, were based at the Tower Creameries on Mitcham Common. On the night of 16th April, 1941, a parachute bomb dropped onto the site, killing 15 men:

Frederick Percy Andrews
William Richard Aplin
Charles Albert Branch
James William Thomas Henson
William Jones
Joseph Stanley Kilbee
Charles James Labrum
Harold Francis Langbein
Aubrey Edgar Marriot
Frederick Albert Newstead
Frederick Thomas O’Brien
Walter Joseph Peacey
Richard John Sharman
George Stephen Taverner
Arthur Frederick White

A plaque was unveiled in 1962, see this Merton Memories photo. This was moved when the site was redeveloped as flats. This photo of July 2017 shows it is in need of cleaning.

Photo taken 5th July, 2017


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