World War Two

Battle of Britain - World War 2

World War TwoWorld War 2 was declared on 3rd September, 1939.

At first after the declaration, very little appeared to happen although there were some casualties at sea. This period soon became known as the Phoney War. It lasted until the 10th May, 1940 and then the Germans began to move against the British Expeditionary Forces in France and Flanders. During the retreat, soldiers were often left behind; if they were lucky they were captured by the Germans; prisoners of war. Sometimes they were not so lucky.

By the 26th May, 1940 the British army (or those who had survived ) were corralled on the beaches at Dunkirk with all appearances of sitting ducks waiting for the attack from the German Army. However, for some reason, it did not occur and Hitler gave the job of attacking the British Army at Dunkirk to the Luftwaffe.

This gave just enough time to avert total disaster. Disaster was turned into a minor miracle by the rescue of 215,000 British and 123,000 French in British ships, small and large to England. In the weeks following the evacuation, the papers were full of news of soldiers missing and then found to be prisoners of war. The war was over for them.


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Bromley War Hospital Supply depot receives 1,000lbs off wool for knitters during World War two

Call out for local knitters to help with the war effort

It is amazing how history can repeat itself.  This article asking for knitters to help create woollen clothing for the Winter season in 1941 especially resonated with me as it reminded me of the recent plea for sewers across the country to help put together hospital scrubs for medical staff ...
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Wedding of Henry Leonard Euler and Miss Jane Bowl in 1941

Wedding: Henry Euler and Miss Jane Bowl

It is such a wonderful moment in family history research when you stumble upon an article, such as a marriage or obituary, where it can either help fill in a missing puzzle piece in a family tree, or provide further information about the family and help lead you down another ...
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Flying Officer Peter Loat of Orpington

Flying Officer Peter E.A. Loat: Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross

The Battle of Cape Matapan was a Second War engagement between British Imperial and Axis forces, fought from 27–29 March 1941. The cape is on the south-west coast of the Peloponnesian peninsula of Greece. Following the interception of Italian signals by the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS) at Bletchley ...
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Mrs Marion Edith Bolton, matron of the Sir Robert Jeffery’s Homes, Mottingham receives George Medal

Matron Marion Edith Bolton receives George Medal

Mottingham George Medallist Mrs Marion Edith Bolton, matron of the Sir Robert Jeffery's Homes, Mottingham, received from the King, as a recent investiture at Buckingham Palace, the George Medal which she was awarded for her bravery in rescuing two aged women from a fire at the Homes caused by enemy ...
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Lieutenant Gerald E. Combe, served with Queen’s Own, Royal West Kent Regiment,

Lieutenant Gerald E. Combe

Killed in Action Lieutenant G. E. Combe Lieutenant Gerald E. Combe, of The Queen's Own, Royal West Kent Regiment, previously missing, is now officially reported killed in action in Belgium in May, 1940. He was the younger son of Mr and Mrs H.W. Combe, of Elmbank Hotel, Sundridge Avenue, and ...
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Flying Officer Eric Charles Whitehead, 1941

Flying Officer Eric Charles Whitehead

Flying Officer Eric Charles Whitehead was the son of William and Selina Whitehead of Bromley, Kent, and the husband of Cynthia Eva Beatrice Whitehead, of Chislehurst, Kent. He died on the 17th July 1941 and is commemorated at Escoublac-la-Baule war cemetery in France. Information has just been received by his ...
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Lord Woolton Pie

Lord Woolton Pie: The Official Recipe

Originally called Lord Woolton pie, and later as simply Woolton Pie, this pastry dish of vegetables was widely served in Britain during World War Two when rationing and shortages made other dishes hard to prepare. It was first created at the Savoy Hotel in London by its then Maitre Chef ...
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You Can’t be too Careful: Propaganda Campaign, 1943

"Over 1,000 fires a day are helping Hitler.. so stub it out!" One of the propaganda campaigns which ran nationally during World War 2, was to warn people of the dangers of cigarettes and matches, causing fires and lighting the way for the enemy to find towns and cities. The ...
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Travel Advice: Don’t Travel at Whitsun, 1943

Advice from the Railway Executive Committee advising customers not to  travel on Whitsun 1943 (which fell on Sunday 13th June), due to the trains being used to transport urgent supplies to the battlefront. Whitsun Trains are going to the front! We are on the eve of great events. Now - ...
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Local newspaper advert for children's clothing

Dainty Wear for Tiny Tots

Loving the names of the children's clothing from this advert in the Bromley & District Times from May 1940. The Infant's Art Spun Smock Art Crepe Romper Infant's Dayella Gown Boy's Cotton Buster Suit Girl's Cotton Frock and Knicker Set All Wool Matinee Coat This shop also sold the classic ...
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Travel Advice: Don’t Travel at Whitsun, 1943

Advice from the Railway Executive Committee advising customers not to  travel on Whitsun 1943 (which fell on Sunday 13th June), due to the trains being used to transport urgent supplies to the battlefront. Whitsun Trains are going to the front! We are on the eve of great events. Now - ...
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Local newspaper advert for children's clothing

Dainty Wear for Tiny Tots

Loving the names of the children's clothing from this advert in the Bromley & District Times from May 1940. The Infant's Art Spun Smock Art Crepe Romper Infant's Dayella Gown Boy's Cotton Buster Suit Girl's Cotton Frock and Knicker Set All Wool Matinee Coat This shop also sold the classic ...
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Rowntree's cocoa advert for its mealtime drink

Rowntree’s Cocoa: Advert from 1943

Rowntree's is a British confectionery business founded at Castlegate, York by Henry Isaac Rowntree, when he purchased the already established Tukes’ cocoa and chocolate business. As a teetotal Quaker, he was able to add to the social side of the business: chocolate drinks were promoted as an alternative to alcohol for the working man ...
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Put Some Beef into it

Torox Cubes was a lesser known beef bouillon brand made in England by Hugson & Co. Ltd. Manchester ("Manufacturers of "Atora' Beef Suet).The story of Hugson & Co began in 1893 when Gabriel Hugon, a French engraver living in Manchester, noticed that his wife was having difficulty cutting-up blocks of ...
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RAF “Presents” for Hitler

By the mid end of the Second War World, Britain began using larger 'giant' bombs against the enemy.  They were nicknamed the 'blockbuster bomb' by the press and referred to a bomb which had enough explosive power to destroy an entire street or large building through the effects of blast in conjunction ...
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Advert for Lifebuoy toilet soap featuring the Mechanised Transport Corps

What they Do and What they Wear: Lifebuoy Toilet Soap advert

Lifebuoy Toilet Soap was very much of a popular product being used during the Second World World.   It reached it peak during this period, before its popularity dwindled when rationing ended and more appealing products came to the market. We previously featured an advert for Lifebuoy from 1940, which featured ...
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Squander Bug Advert

Swat that Squander Bug

The Squander Bug was propaganda character created during the Second War War by artist Phillip Boydell, an employee of the British National Savings Committee.  The unpleasant-looking character was used for press adverts, as well as widely used by other wartime artists in poster campaigns and political cartoons. At the time, ...
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Daddy’s Medal: Devotion to Duty

This feature appeared in the Bromley & District Times calling for more to be done to save Daddy's Medal... Our part in the Great Offensive doesn't call for bravery, but it does call for devotion... Devotion to Duty.  No matter how hard we work, no matter how much we save, ...
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advert for Rego

Trailblazing iconic fashion of the 1940s

Although we look back at the 1940's and think of it as a decade of mostly war and hardship, it was in fact a milestone decade for style in women's fashion, despite the 1930's being a hard act to follow. With style icons such as Christian Dior, Ava Gardner, Bette ...
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House of Perrings famiiy store

House of Perrings

This featured appeared in the Bromley & District Times in 1941, giving a lovely introduction to the family firm Perring. A furniture company based on value and honesty. It was in 1892 that a new name came to the furniture trade of London when William Perring, a young man from ...
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Lord Woolton Pie

Lord Woolton Pie: The Official Recipe

Originally called Lord Woolton pie, and later as simply Woolton Pie, this pastry dish of vegetables was widely served in Britain during World War Two when rationing and shortages made other dishes hard to prepare. It was first created at the Savoy Hotel in London by its then Maitre Chef de Cuisine, Francis Latry. It was one of a number of recipes commended to the British public by the Ministry of Food during the Second World War to enable a ...
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Food Facts: Mother & Child

Government advice given to Expectant Mothers, during th Second World War, on the food they should be trying to eat to help with their health, and the health of their growing baby. How has the advice changed today? Mother and Child Of course you are anxious to do everything in your power for your baby's well-being both before he is born and afterwards.  The Government wants to help expectant mothers on the important matters of diet.  There's no need to ...
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Billy Brown’s Guide to London Transport

Here is another fine example of the Billy Brown character, invented by cartoonist David Langdon OBE, giving advice on using public transport in London. Published in the Bromley & District Times, 27th December 1940 Billy Brown of London Town The safest travelling in town Is not too good for Billy Brown. He's much too sensible and knowing To jump down off a bus that's going. Especially in blackout house Or when the kerb is wet with showers On these occasions ...
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What to Do Before Going into Your Shelter

Before, during and after the raid What to do before going into your Shelter - and the help that is ready if your home is hit. Before you leave the house, turn off all gas taps, including pilot jets, and turn off the gas at the main.  Leave buckets or cans of water and sand or earth on the front-door step, or just inside the door.  Put your stirrup pump, if you have one, where it can easily be seen,  ...
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Rationing Recipes – Cakes without Eggs

Rationing on food items such as eggs during World War II meant that a little imagination was needed in the kitchen when it came to producing sweet treats for the family.  During the war years, the Bromley & District Times was on hand to help home bakers with ideas to satisfy their sweet tooth. Cakes without Eggs Even the present egg shortage need not prevent the housewife from making her own cakes. Here are some suggestions for afternoon tea: - ...
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Tea-Time Gossip

As written in the Bromley & District News on 27th September, 1940 (page 2) Under the Bed A near-by A.A. gun of terrific calibre has brought down a large piece out of one of our ceilings.  Someone said to me, "I do think they ought to warn us" I replied, "Don't be such a fool.  Do you expect them to knock on the door and say 'Please we are about to let off a gun,' as if they just wanted ...
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Housekeeping during world war 2

Homekeeping in Wartime

This article featured in the Bromley & District Times in August 1940, providing advice to housewives to help the with the organisation of the kitchen and larder to cope with any eventuality in this current conflict. The wise housewife will already have laid in her emergency larder. Inspect the Home Larder and Kitchen Front The Kitchen Front will play an ever-increasing part in the present conflict, and the housewife has now an excellent chance to prove her organising ability and ...
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Food Facts, August 1940

A regular feature in the local newspaper in the 1940's, here is another list of useful 'Food Facts' for readers to help encourage them to 'never waste anything'. The Ministry of Food was almost before its time, by offering more advise on the Wireless each morning - almost like a modern podcast! Every Time you cook you help or hinder Hitler! This advert appeared in the Bromley & District Times, 16th August 1940 (page 3) This Week's Food Facts Please ...
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Lifebuoy Soap – Advert, 1940

Lifebuoy was introduced in England by Lever Brothers in 1895, and marketed as a soap that could be used in every part of the house, from the bathroom to the kitchen.  It was originally, and for much of its history, a carbolic soap, containing phenol (carbolic acid, a compound extracted from coal tar), but in later versions the phenol was removed Lifebuoy's popularity reached its peak between 1932 and 1948.  After World War Two, when more materials were available and rationing was ...
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Grow Fit not Fat on your War Diet!

The Ministry of Food published some food facts in local newspapers during WW2 to encourage readers to 'Cut of "Extras", Cut out waste' and not oto eat more that needed. One interesting suggestion was cooked lettuce!  Never thought to try that. I doubt if I will resort to such a drastic method.  Perhaps food rationing might solve the obesity crisis today! Mind you it would have economic problems for the supermarkets etc that thrive through our love of food This advert appeared in ...
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Making Ends Meet - August 1940

Making Ends Meet

This advert appeared in the Bromley & District Times on 9th August 1940 Think of Great Britain as one great factory.  Working at full pressure its output of goods can be vastly increased.  But from this entire output must come both the seeds of the fighting services and the requirements of the rest of us.  The Services must come first. The war must be won and in the shortest possible time.  This means - and we must face the hard ...
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War-Time Sweet Treats – recipes

Housekeeping in War-Time When rations meant that sweet treats were few and far between, the local newspaper provided recipes with alternative ingredients. Here are two recipes which were printed in the Bromley and District in August 1940 - Do you dare try them?  If you do, please let us know how you get along. Sugarless Macaroons Coconut macaroons, beloved by so many adults as well as children can be made without sugar if you use sweetened condensed milk. You will ...
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Oh for an electric dish-washer!

The first dishwasher was invented in the USA in 1857 by Josephine Cochrane (trust a woman to realise the value of such an invention). The first dishwasher in Europe was invented by Miele in 1929, but they did not become commercially popular in Britain until the 1950's and only for the wealthy at that time. Advert which appeared in the Bromley & Kentish Times, 12th July 1940, page 2 ...
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Flying Officer Eric Charles Whitehead, 1941

Flying Officer Eric Charles Whitehead

Flying Officer Eric Charles Whitehead was the son of William and Selina Whitehead of Bromley, Kent, and the husband of Cynthia Eva Beatrice Whitehead, of Chislehurst, Kent. He died on the 17th July 1941 and is commemorated at Escoublac-la-Baule war cemetery in France. Information has just been received by his ...
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Family photographs showing the Mortimer service family of Bromley, world war two

Mortimer Family: Father and Seven Sons Serving

Notable Family Record Father and Seven Sons Serving Mrs Mortimer, of 120 Homesdale Road, Bromley, gave to a Kentish Times reporter some particulars of her family's exceptionally fine record of service for King and Country. Mr and Mrs Mortimer lived in Croft Road for nearly 20 years.  They have had ...
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The Durling Sisters

It wasn't only sons who helped fight the war in WW2.  Many families with girls were also proud of their daughters achievements.  This feature from the Bromley and District Times promotes the efforts of three sisters from Bromley. Two in A.T.S. and one in Land Army Many parents speak proudly ...
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Lieutenant Kevin Walton

Award for Gallantry: Lieu. (E.W.) Kevin Walton

Eric William Kevin Walton, known as Kevin Walton, was an officer in the Royal Navy during World War II. Born in Kobe in Japan on 15 May 1918, Lieu Walton was the son of William Heward Murray Walton, a clergyman and missionary, and his wife Myra (née Hebbert), whose family ...
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ARP supervisor Leslie Harding of Green Street Green receives OBE award

King Decorates A.P.R. Supervisor

Mr Leslie Harding, Green Street Green Just as the nation were reading the first official account of the rout of the German "invincible" air amada in the Battle of Britain - the greatest air fight in history - last August and September, the King, at Buckingham Palace, on Saturday decorated ...
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Death of soldier Private John Bertram Ecott, Bromley

Private John Bertram Ecott

Private John Bertam Ecott was the son of John Roland and Edith Miriam Ecott, of Bromley, Kent. He volunteered  in February 1940 and was called up almost immediately.  The Commonweath War Grave Commisson reported his death as being sometime between 07/06/1940 and 18/07/1940.  This report of his death was reported ...
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Photos of the Boxall family of Bromley

Boxalls – Our Service Families

Notable Golden Wedding Year Mr and Mrs E.J. Boxall of 28 Nichol Lane, Bromley, who were married exactly 50 years ago last Sunday, March 20, will have cause to remember their golden wedding year since it coincides not only with a year of British victories, but is marked by the ...
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Death of Sub-Lieutenant Stafford-Clark, 1940

Sub Lieutenant (A) John Stafford-Clark was the son of former Mayor of Bromley Francis Stafford-Clark (1929-1930). This notice of his death was published in the local newspaper in March 1941.He was part of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, H.M.S. Heron., based in Yoevilton in Somerset. He died on the 26th ...
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Sergeant-Pilot Harold Ian Maxwell

We have with regret to record the death on active service of Sergeant-Pilot Harold Ian Maxwell, R.A.F., youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Maxwell, formerly of Firgarth, Edward Road, Bromley, and now of Newlands, Plaistow Lane. Friends and neighbours unite in offering heartfelt sympathy to them. Mr. Harold ...
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King Commends Hayes Man, 1941

This article, which featured in the Bromley & District Times in late February 1941, actually followed directly on from my previous extract story regarding Mr W. T. Field of Bromley, and mentions the George Medal that he received. Whether his award was given to him for this same rescue, it does not ...
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The Brothers Lee, 1941

Three sons of Mr. and Mrs. Lee. of 98 Bromley Common (Hook Farm) are serving in the forces. Private Cyril Lee (22), Oxford and Bucks Regiment was educated at Raglan Road School and afterwards employed as a porter at Bickley station,  His is now a prisoner of war in Germany ...
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The Lock Brothers

Here the Bromley & District Times celebrated another band of brothers who served on the Front Line during WW2.  Their mother, already a widow, must have been beside herself with worry that she may lose them all to this awful war! Three members of the Lock family, late of Bickey, are now ...
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Flight-Sergeant Charles Sydney

KILLED IN ACTION Flight-Sergeant C. Sydney. St Mary Cray. Flight-Sergeant Charles Sydney, aged 25 years, third son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Sydney, of Derry Downs, St. Mary Cray, was killed during a combat with the Germans on September 27. When a boy, Flight Sergeant Sydney went to St Mary ...
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The Crisp Brothers

One family from Bromley, Kent saw three of their five sons on active services during World War 2.  This short article, printed in the Bromley & District Times newspaper on the 8th November 1940 (page 5), gives readers an update on their whereabouts. Articles like this are very useful to ...
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Private Albert C.J. Boxall

Private Albert Boxall

Prisoner of War Mr  and Mrs A. Boxall, of 38 Holbrook Way, Bromley, have received recent news from their son, Albert Boxall, who had been a prisoner of war in Germany since May 1940, when he was captured on the Arras front. He was in the Territorial Army before the ...
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Pilot Officer RA Marchand

Pilot Officer R.A. Marchand

The funeral of Pilot Officer Roy Achille Marchand, who was killed in action on September 15th, aged 22, took place at St Mark's Church, Bromley and afterwards at Bromley Hill Cemetery.  He was the only son of Mr And Mrs Rene A, Marchand, of 6 Hayes Road, Bromley, and his ...
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Second Naval V.C. of the War Awarded to Bexley Heath Hero

Lieutenant Richard Been Stannard was born at Blyth, Northumberland. His father, Captain George Stannard, was lost with the Mount Oswald, an Allen liner, which he commanded when he was making a trip from Baltimore to England in 1912. He had 2 brothers in the Merchant Service and his sister married Mr ...
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G Jones - Prisoner of War

Sapper R. G. Jones

As reported in the Bromley & District Times in 6th September 1940 Prisoner of War Mrs R. G, Jones of Maeberry, 10 Nichol Lane, Bromley, received a post-card from her husband on August 29, stating that he is a prisoner of war in Germany. Sapper Jones left England on May ...
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Palin - Prisoner of War

Lance Corporal E. A. Palin

Reported in the Bromley & District Times, 6th September 1940. Prisoner of War Mrs G. L. Plain, 61 Newbury Road, Bromley, has received news from her husband, Lance Corporal E. A. Palin, who was reported missing on May 22, that he is a prisoner of war in Germany. Joining the ...
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Second-Lieutenant Terence Thorpe-Woods

As reported in the Bromley & District Times on 6th September 1940, another soldier is reported as a Prisoner of War. Prisoner of War Second Lieutenant Terence Thorpe-Woods, son of Mr H. Thorpe-Woods of Quantocks, Willow Grove, Chislehurst, who has been missing in France since May 21, has now been ...
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Private Edward F. Belsey

Reported in the Bromley & District Times on 6th September 1940 Prison of War: Edward F. Belsey, Bromley This week Mrs E. F. Belsey of Bromley has heard from her husband, Private Edward F. Belsey, R.A.M.C., that he is a prisoner of war.  Previously he had been reported as missing ...
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Sec. Lieutenant Claudius C. G. Anderson

Reported in the Bromley & District Times on 6th September 1940 Prisoner of War: Second-Lieutenant C.C.G. Anderson, R.A. Mr and Mrs Anderson of Springfield, Derry Downs, St Mary Cray, have been informed that their son, Second-Lieutenant Claudius C. G. ("Grigor") Anderson, aged 23, who was reported missing in France, is ...
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Sec. Lieutenant John B. Bassett

Reported in the Bromley & District Times newspaper on 6th September 1940 Prisoner of War: Second-Lieutenant John B. Bassett Mr and Mrs W.R. Bassett, 144 Murray Avenue, Bromley, have received a short message from their third son, Second Lieutenant John B. Bassett, R.A., in which he states that he is ...
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Private Walter Waters

Private Walter Waters

Another of the men of the Royal West Kent Regiment reported missing is Prvate Walter Waters the son of Mr and Mrs J. Waters, 54 Victoria Road, Bromley Common, and husband of Mrs Waters, 26 Mosul Way. He was educated at Raglan Road School and later joined the Territorials.  He ...
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Signaller Peter Robert Marchant - 1940

Signaller Peter Robert Marchant

Reported in the Bromley & District Times newspaper on the 19th July 1940 Missing Signaller Peter Robert Marchant of Bromley Mr and Mrs Robert Whittingham Marchant, of Brookmeade, Hayes ROad, Bromley have been officially notified that their eldest son, Signaller Peter Robert Marchant, is missing. He was on the staff ...
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Private Henry R. Eldridge, 19th July 1940

Private Harry Robert Eldridge of St Mary Cray

Private Harry Robert Eldridge was reported as missing in the Bromley & District Times on 19th July 1940, however a search of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission doesn't list him in their war dead. Private Harry Robert Eldridge of the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment, third son of Mr ...
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Private P J Reynolds -19th July 1940

Private Patrick Joseph Reynolds, Bickley

Private Patrick Joseph Reynolds of the Royal West Kent Regiment, was reported as missing in the Bromley & District Times newspaper on the 19th July 1940.  He is commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission here >  where they report his death as being on the 23rd September 1941 (aged ...
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Private W. Turrell - 19th July 1940

Private Frederick William Turrell , of St Marys Cray

Reported in the Bromley & District Times newspaper, 19th July 1940 Missing in Action Mrs Turrell, of 42 Bridge Road, St Mary Cray, has been informed by the War Office that her husband, Private Frederick William Turrell, of the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment, has been reported missing.  In ...
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Private A C J Boxall – Missing

6345533 Private Albert Clarence John Boxall (aged 19) with the Royal West Kent Regiment was posted as missing on May 20th 1940. His parents were anxious for any news and “would be grateful to any of his comrades in the battalion who could give them any information about their son." ...
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John Bond Bassett, 2nd Lieutenant

72521 2nd-Lieutenant John Bond Bassett , aged 28, was a printer by trade, the third son of Mr & Mrs W R Bassett of Murray Avenue, Bromley. “He was in the severe fighting following the German breakthrough and after the evacuation of Dunkirk it was believed that he had been ...
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Biggin Hill helps support Orpington’s War Weapons Week

War Weapons Week Biggin Hill is making a strenuous effort to support Orpington War Weapons Week, March 22 - 29.  The local  War Savings Committee, under the direction of Mr F. W. Buck, the secretary, have taken a shop on ...
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Orpington Passes their £100,000 War Weapons Week aim

Great Enthusiasm in town and villages Crowds watch mile-long parade of military and civil bodies Orpington District War Weapons Week, which was inaugurated on Saturday, and will be closed tomorrow (Saturday) evening has exceeded all expectations. The total amount invested ...
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Who was Sir Tiffy Cate?

In 1941 a strange figure (or figures) were roaming around towns and cities across the country under the guise of "Sir Tiffy Cate", but who was this mystery man? In fact the answer is not sinister in the least, though ...
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Orpington’s War Weapons Week – 1941

March 22-29 £100,000 is the Aim Attractive Programme being arranged The majority of the committees which will be responsible for organising the Orpington District War Weapons Week have now been formed and are busily engaged in their preparations. The aim ...
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War Weapons Week Rivalry – 1941

On the first day of Bromley's War Weapons week, the borough had raised an impressive £202,434 towards the fund, and by the following Saturday they had doubled their figure.  However, not wanting to be outdone, their close neighbours, Beckenham, managed ...
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War Weapons Rivalry – Who will win?

Will Beckenham Beat Bromley? The friendly rivalry between the neighbouring towns of Bromley and Beckenham will be seen in a new light during the coming weeks when Beckenham will endeavour to emulate Bromley's fine War Weapons Week total. An attractive ...
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The Money Front: Bromley’s Great Push

Mounting Total in War Weapons Week HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR NEW ZEALAND Stimulating Address at inaugural luncheon Thousands of people watch Naval and Military Procession Bromley gave a most suspicious start to the War Weapons Week on Saturday.  Munificent subscriptions for ...
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Beckenham’s War Weapons Week – Spring 1941

Our aim is £250,000 Says THE MAYOR Citizens of Beckenham: Our great War Weapons Week starts in just over a fortnight’s time. Between February 22nd and March 1st we are pledged to invest no less that £250,000 – a quarter ...
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In War Weapons Week – 7th Feb 1941

SAVINGS CERTIFICATE FOR EVERY BABY BORN Mayor of losing Borough to pay Beckenham, whose War Weapons Week commences on Saturday February 22, has been set to invest £250,000, a total which should not be difficult to reach.During the week ending ...
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Bromley War Weapons Week

Before the US entered the war, and still with the threat of invasion, War Weapon Weeks was a way to encourage people to save in War Bonds and similar Government schemes to help re-arm. This advert was one of many which appeared in the local ...
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