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Remembered Today:

Watts Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice


phil@basildon

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On the above memorial there is the following:- Alfred Smith, Police Constable, who was killed in an air raid while saving women and girls. June 13 1917.

Can anybody enlighten me to what incident this refers to? The memorial is in Postman's Park, City of London.

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There was a daylight air raid by 20 Gothas on the 13th June 1917 over Margate and London where a total of 126 bombs were dropped, 162 people killed and 432 injured. Ralph.

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