Allum Green

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Allum Green
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Allum Green House
Allum Green is located in Hampshire
Allum Green
Allum Green
 Allum Green shown within Hampshire
OS grid reference SU279071
Civil parish Lyndhurst
District New Forest
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Lyndhurst
Postcode district SO43
Dialling code 023
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament New Forest East
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Coordinates: 50°51′43″N 1°36′18″W / 50.8619°N 1.6049°W / 50.8619; -1.6049

Allum Green is a hamlet southwest of Lyndhurst, Hampshire (where the 2011 Census population was included), England.

During the night of 5/6 September 1940 it was the scene of a Luftwaffe bombing raid, which resulted in the deaths of four British Army soldiers of the RAOC (Royal Army Ordnance Corps) and 14 men were injured.[1]

The precise location of bomb strike was on Allum Green House itself,[2] which still exists and is a private home. The site is commemorated by a memorial bench erected in 1980 by comrades of the deceased.

Those killed were:

  • Warrant Officer Class 2 H S Tyler
  • Staff Sergeant S H Avon,
  • Staff Sergeant E W E Gifford
  • Sergeant A W Blunn.

It was mentioned in R. C. Sherriff's Journey's End, as Raleigh lived there. Vera Brittain bought Allum Green Cottage in May 1939.[3]

Further reading[edit]

Further details can be found at Commonwealth War Graves Commission.


  1. ^ Blog entry
  2. ^ RAF website
  3. ^ Babey, Georgina. p32. "Images of England: New Forest" Tempus Publishing, 2001.