Panmure Road Casualties



We have been able to extract the following details about the fatalities from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission web site and all are commemorated in the Civilian War Dead Register.


Civilian War Dead Register – Civilian War Dead Roll of Honour 1939 – 1945

During the  Second World War, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission was given the task of compiling as complete a list as possible of Commonwealth civilians whose deaths were due to enemy action. The complete roll of some 66,375 names is bound in seven volumes and kept near St. George’s Chapel in Westminster Abbey, where a different page is displayed each day.

SurnameForename(s)AgeWhere DiedAdditional Information
AblettSarah73No 8of 8 Panmure Rd, Daughter of the late David Ablett
CookPercy Edward44In StreetHusband of Winnie Cook of 22 Eastern Road, Haywards Heath, Sussex
CoxEthel Mary67No 4aof 97 Edward Road, Penge, Kent. Widow of Samuel Cox
freebreyElenour Beatrice50No 9Daughter of Alfred J Freebrey of 158 Seal Road, Sevenoaks, Kent
GriffithDorothea Eudora46No 10Daughter of the late George Griffith
SheardArabella65No 12Wife of Wilfred Herbert Sheard of 12 Panmure Road
SheardBeryl5No 12Daughter of Ernest Francis Sheard of 98 Bartley Road and of Eileen Alice Sheard
SheardEileen Alice29No 12Wife of Ernest Francis Sheard of 98 Bartley Road.
SheardMildred Isabel39No 12Daughter of Wilfred Herbert Sheard and of Arabella Sheard of 12 Panmure Road
SweetingMaud Fanny72No 10of 48 Mount Ash Road. Daughter of the late Alfred Sweeting
TollafieldBridget Maud27No 12A.R.P. Telephonist; of 209 Chudleigh Road, Crofton Park. Daughter of John Henry and Elizabeth Cole of 179 Chudleigh Road; wife of Gnr. Frederick William Tollafied R.A.
UnwinGladys May21No 14of 14 Panmure Road. Daughter of William Augustus Unwin.
WandHenry George43No 6Home Gaurd; of 6 panmure Road. Husband of Kathleen Maruerite Wand.
WhitmarshLeonard Albert36In StreetHusband of Annie Whitmarsh of 26 Adamsrill Road.
WilliamsRobert Joseph58In Street?Died 19th January of 39 Mount Ash Road, Sydenham. Husband of Grace Williams. Injured 14 January 1945, at Panmure Road, Sydenham; Died at Southern Hospital, Darenth.

Our interest in this event will be obvious, four of the casualties being Arabella, Beryl, Eileen and Mildred Sheard and together with Bridget Tollafield five died in their house. We do know that Mildred was commonly called “Bobby“. As we find more information during our research we shall of course post it here but in the meantime should anybody have any information that they would like to share with us we would be more than grateful if they left a comment below.

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  One Response to “Panmure Road Casualties”

  1. I lived at No 16 from 1952 in the row of 6 terraced house built on the site.
    In the new build council houses on the south side of the road was a sheard family, a daughter Linda is still in the area and can be found via friends reunited.

    The houses in that road seems to have been renumbered.

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