The Bombing of Caterham Guards' Depot - 1st September, 1940

The graves of Guardsmen Lisher and Scott in Brookwood Military Cemetery, 2023.
Linda Duffield

On 1st September, 1940, seven newly-recruited Coldstream Guards were killed when the Guards Training Depot at Caterham was hit by bombs probably intended for RAF Kenley.

One of the men, Joseph Scott, enlisted on 6th August 1940, and the closeness of their service numbers suggests they all enlisted around the same time, possibly even the same day. 

The names of the fallen Coldstream Guards are as follows:

  • Joseph Scott – 2663055, BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY 5. B. 5.
  • Sidney Alfred Boor – 2663064, COGENHOE (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD
  • Stanley Albert Lisher – 2663069, BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY 5. B. 6.
  • Andrew Nolan – 2663067, OXFORD (ROSE HILL) CEMETERY Sec. G.4. Grave 59.
  • William Henry Parkin – 2663047, KNOTTINGLEY CEMETERY Grave 5600.
  • Charles Ware – 2662717, LIVERPOOL (YEW TREE) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY, Sec. 2A. Grave 91.
  • George William Wright – 2663072, DARLINGTON WEST CEMETERY Sec. W.7G. Grave 368.

Rest in Peace gentlemen, and thank you.



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