London SE1 had already suffered from major damage during the 1940-41 blitz and now it
was to be badly affected again by the V1 and V2 attacks.In total 20 V1's and 5 V2's exploded
in the area which killed about 199 people.
V1 & V2 logs SE1 Borough Southwark and Bermondsey
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The death rate in the area was 7.96 which was the 2nd worse in South London after SE14. This
was indicative of both the tightly packed nature of the streets, and also serious incidents involving
commercial property. Several missiles also destroyed blocks of flats causing serious death tolls.
Early on in the campaign a major incident occurred on 19th June 1944 when a V1 Flying Bomb
hit Union Street at 22.04. T
his was in the area around the junction with Great Guildford Street
people were killed in the tragedy which destroyed offices and a workshop. The area around
Queen Elizabeth Street was to be singled out by no less than 4 V1's in a very small area. The
first was on the 16th June,early in the campaign,killing 1person fell between Tooley Street  and
Queen Elizabeth Street.The 2nd on the 1st July destroyed the Goat Public House at 18, Queen
Elizabeth Street and Horsleydown Mansions and killed 18. Then on the 5th July a wholesale
druggist was destroyed in Lafone Street (the next road),causing further damage to QE
street.Lastly on the 11st August a V1 struck Again between QE street and Tooley
Street,destroying a garage and offices and killing 3.
There was a very serious V2 Rocket incident in
Borough High Street on the 22nd January
1945.At 17.14 the Rocket exploded between 170-293 Borough High Street.Major destruction
was caused to offices and workshops and 35 people died as a result
PostCode

PostCode

Borough

Type

Area

Position

Deaths

Date

Time

Publish_text

SE1

Bermondsey

V1

Bermondsey

BetweenTooley Street and Queen Elizabeth Street

1

16/06/1944

05:26

No other details available

SE1

Southwark

V1

Elephant

Falmouth Road

11

16/06/1944

09:14

This V1 struck a factory in the Falmouth Road . The main area damaged was industrial buildings.

SE1

Southwark

V1

Borough

Borough High Street junction with borough Road

5

18/06/1944

00:25

Number 239 Borough High Street a post office was demolished. 7-13 Great Dover Street badly damaged. Swan Street and surrounding area about 200 buildings and houses were damaged.

SE1

Southwark

V1

London Bridge

Dooley st E of London Bridge

1

18/06/1944

03:56

A 7 floor building at Cotton Wharf badly damaged. Hayes Wharf also damaged.

SE1

Southwark

V1

Southwark

Union st Great Guildford st Junction

49

19/06/1944

22:04

This serious incident occurred when a V1 hit Union Street around the Guildford Street Junction area. 48 people were killed in the explosion. The V1 hit offices and workshops. Apart from severe damage to the buildings there was also flooding in the area due to a 36" Water main being fractured.

SE1

Lambeth

V1

Waterloo

York Road by Waterloo Station

6

23/06/1944

09:36

The V1 destroyed general railway offices,2 air shafts an 8 car train. 100 feet of track were damaged and 5 streets suffered severe blast damage across 400 yards square. This side of Waterloo station has been totally re-developed with post war office buildings.

SE1

Southwark

V1

Borough

Newington Causeway

7

24/06/1944

06:52

Major damage to a 6 floor building used as offices. About 150 houses and other buildings damaged by blast and there were several small fires in the debris.

SE1

Southwark

V1

Southwark

Blackfriars Bridge Road junction with the Cut E side

0

25/06/1944

04:12

A 3 floor building collapsed and about 200 houses and other buildings were damaged in Blackfriars and neighbouring roads. This site is now on its 2nd post war re-development. Originally filled with a 1960's office building this has now been demolished and is being replaced with a contemporary office development.

SE1

Bermondsey

V1

Bermondsey

Between Queen Elizabeth Street and Gainsford Street

18

01/07/1944

18:54

This serious incident occurred when the V1 exploded after hitting the Goat Public House which stood at 16, Queen Elizabeth Street. 18 people were killed The pub was totally demolished. A 4 storey building (Horsleydown Mansions) used as 'model dwellings' was also severely damaged.

SE1

Lambeth

V1

Waterloo

Stamford St and Upper St

0

02/07/1944

04:36

6 floor building severely damaged. 150 houses and buildings damaged.

SE1

Lambeth

V1

Lambeth

Archbishops Park

2

04/07/1944

08:55

50 houses severely damaged by explosion and blast across a 250 yard square area.

SE1

Bermondsey

V1

Bermondsey

Lafone Street

0

05/07/1944

01:10

Severe damage to a 4 floor building use as a wholesale druggist. Offices in Queen Elizabeth Street severely damage. Other officies and stores in Lafone Street and Queen Elizabeth Street also badly damaged. 2 people were injured

SE1

Lambeth

V1

Lambeth

Rockingham Street Harper Road and adjoining

2

12/07/1944

17:19

The V1 Flying bomb hit Joseph Lancaster school. 200 houses and buildings damaged by blast and there was a small fire in the debris.

SE1

Southwark

V1

Elephant

Bath Terrace NE end and Dickens Square

2

13/07/1944

00:00

This V1 is shown on the bomb damage maps as having fallen at the NE end of Bath terrace. No corresponding records can be found in the Fire Brigade records so no further details are available. It is however confirmed by the casualty records found for that location on that day on the Commonwealth War Graves web site.

SE1

Bermondsey

V1

London Bridge

Whitesground

7

15/07/1944

13:48

The V1 struck the Whitesground estate in Whitesground. 7 people were killed 1 block of flats was largely destroyed and a further 1 badly damaged.

SE1

Bermondsey

V1

Bermondsey

Tower Bridge Road

2

16/07/1944

10:27

St Johns Church which had previously suffered badly in the Blitz was further damaged. Model dwellings on the St Johns Estate were also damage and there was a small fire.

SE1

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Bermondsey

Rolls Road

0

03/08/1944

07:20

School keepers house demolished, school and food store severe damage to surrounding property across a 200 yards sq area.

SE1

Bermondsey

V1

London Bridge

Snowfields East end

16

06/08/1944

04:41

This serious incident occurred when the V1 hit a 6 floor block of flats in Snowfields. . As well as these flats the Guinness Buildings were also damaged. 4 floor shops and flats demolished at 8-21 Snowfields.In addition 100 other houses and buildings were damaged.

SE1

Bermondsey

V1

Bermondsey

Queen Elizabeth st & Tooley st

3

11/08/1944

07:38

A range of buildings of 1 and 2 floor used as garages offices and stores suffered severe damage.

SE1

Bermondsey

V1

Bermondsey

Riley Road Purbrook St

11

17/08/1944

06:22

17 houses were demolished at 41-61 and 4-54 Riley Road. 3 floor model dwellings demolished at 107-112 Riley Road. 100 houses in the vicinity were damaged.

SE1

Bermondsey

V2

Bermondsey

Great Dover St Spurgeon St junction

1

04/12/1944

17:30

No other details available:

SE1

Bermondsey

V2

Bermondsey

Earl Road/Dunton Road

0

04/12/1944

18:55

This V2 can only be found on the bomb damage maps. No other record can be found.

SE1

Southwark

V2

Southwark

Lawson St/Great Dover

17

14/12/1944

17:17

Major V2 incident when then Virginia Plant pub was totally destroyed.

SE1

Southwark

V2

Southwark

Borough High Street

35

22/01/1945

17:14

This serious Rocket attack was in Borough High Street Near the junction with Southwark Street. The main impact point was at 170-293 Borough High Street. 35 people were killed in the offices and workshops that occupied the site. There was a small fire in the debris.About 200 shops and other buildings were damaged by blast

SE1

Bermondsey

V2

Bermondsey

Parkers Row

3

02/03/1945

23:10

55-60 & 54 Parkers Row 6 shops and flats demolished. 30 shops and flats and 60 houses, a fire station, badly damaged.Holy Trinity Church dockhead which had been previously blitzed was demolished. There was a relatively shallow crater but damage extended 500 yards in each direction. The 3 dead were priests who were in the priestís house of the church. It was also reported that one of the rescuers worked upside down at great peril to himself for some hours whilst he tried to free victims from the demolished buildings.