“B” company 57th Surrey (Mitcham) Home Guard, were based at the Tower Creameries on Mitcham Common.
On the night of 16th April 1941 two parachute mines were dropped by German aircraft, one landing on the Tower Works, which was completely destroyed. There were 15 fatalities.
This plaque, originally unveiled in 1962, was moved to its current location, when the site was redeveloped as flats.
IN MEMORY OF
THE MEMBERS OF “B” COY.
57th SURREY (MITCHAM) HOME GUARD
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES BY
ENEMY ACTION ON THIS SITE
16th APRIL 1941.
ANDREWS Frederick Percy LANGBEIN Harold Francis APLIN William Richard MARRIOTT Aubrey Edgar BRANCH Charles Albert NEWSTEAD Frederick Albert HENSON James William Thomas O’BRIEN Frederick Thomas JONES William PEACEY Walter Joseph KILBEE Joseph Stanley SHARMAN Richard John LABRUM Charles James TAVERNER George Stephen
WHITE Arthur Frederick