Category Archives: Civilian Deaths

The Clarkes of Oak Lodge

Sydney Alfred Clarke (1880–1940) and his wife Dorothy Mabel Austin Pittar (1900–1940) killed at Oak Lodge as a result of enemy action, 29 November 1940. I wrote last year, in the Ham and Petersham Magazine, about two properties in Ham which were linked … Continue reading

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Frederick Joseph Edmund Carter: Ham’s young Home Guard

Frederick Joseph Edmund Carter (c. 1924–1942) Home Guard, Drowned, aged 18, while carrying out his duties, 19 March 1942, at Teddington Lock. Followers of Pike in Dad’s Army might be interested to know that Ham had at least one teenager in its … Continue reading

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Mead Road 1940: Louisa Spiers and Michael James Jux

Louisa Spiers née Willis,(1888–1940),  wife of Reginald Spiers (1891–1961) Michael James Jux (1938–1940), son of Ernest James Jux and Dorothy Beatrice Lovesey, brother of Alan Jux. The parish’s first civilian deaths from enemy action, occurred on the night of 23 November 1940, when several … Continue reading

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