Police Sergeant David Lionel Grigg honoured

On the evening of the 9th November 1940 at 19:00hrs the sirens began to ring out over Bromley due to enemy aircraft having been spotted flying towards the area.  Half an hour later disaster stuck. En route to Central London a Heinkel He 111 was hit by anti-aircraft fire.  The damage was so severe that the bomber began to break up in the air, with one wing landing in the rear garden of 45 Cranmore Road in West Chislehurst. With his plane out of control, the pilot bailed out, shortly…

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 was a lorry driver in the employment of the Corporation.  He went to France in the Spring of this year (1940), and the last letter received from him was on May 10. Private and Mrs W. Waters have three young…

Sergeant Albert Ludlow, Bromley

Albert Ludlow was one of three brothers, and had lived at The Cottage, Cowper Road in Bromley Common.  He was a member of the Territorial Force, 3/5th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, He had joined from the Reserve and was now with the Expeditionary Force. Information sourced from the Bromley & District Times 1914-1920 Researched using the FREE database at www.militaryancestors.co.uk