Tower Creameries Memorial Plaque

“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
AND
TOWERS CREAMERIES
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

Photo taken 5th July, 2017

Photo taken 3rd July 2020. The plaque is in a small park in the north eastern corner.

Openstreetmap of Talbot Close. 

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