Blitz

G Broadley WW2 Medals

George Broadley was officer in charge, Stretcher Parties, West Ham Casualty Service. He was involved in incidents at South Hallsville School Holborn Road and Jersey Road.


He was awarded the George Medal 4th April 1941. The George Medal is the second highest honour for bravery for a civilian.                      Also shown is his Defence Medal which was awarded for three years service in Great Britain, six months abroad or three months in a mine or bomb-disposal units. (attachment shows reverse of the medals)


Part of Newham Heritage & Archives collection 

G Broadley WW2 Medals

Civil Defence Services of West Ham during the Blitz

WAR IN WEST HAM


By Alderman George Blaker

Frederick Rd School bomb damage (1)

Frederick Road School, bomb damage 31st March 1941.


Photo. Newham Heritage & Archives (Stratford)

Frederick Rd School bomb damage (1)

Frederick Rd School bomb damage (2)

Frederick Road School, viewed from Butchers Road, 14th April, 1941.


Photo. Newham Heritage & Archives (Stratford)

Frederick Rd School bomb damage (2)

Silvertown - aerial

Silvertown as seen from a German bomber on 7th September 1940.

Silvertown - aerial

Woodgrange Church War Damage

Woodgrange Methodist Church damaged by bombing in 1941.


From Newham Heritage & Archive collection (Stratford)

Woodgrange Church War Damage

Princess Alice bomb site

The site of the Princess Alice pub after the bombing in 1941. Surprisingly, only one man out walking his dog, was killed when the bombs hit.


From Newham Heritage & Archives collection. (Stratford)

Princess Alice bomb site

North Woolwich Station (2)

Destruction of Station canopies at North Woolwich on "Black Saturday".

North Woolwich Station (2)

West Ham Fire Brigade - Fire Engine

This is a 1931 Dennis "Big 6" fire engine that served in West Ham till the 1950s.

West Ham Fire Brigade - Fire Engine

North Woolwich Station (1)

Bomb damage to the station  on "black Saturday", 7th September 1940.

North Woolwich Station (1)
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