Allum Green

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Allum Green
Allum Green House - geograph.org.uk - 1213376.jpg
Allum Green House
Allum Green is located in Hampshire
Allum Green
Allum Green
Location within Hampshire
OS grid referenceSU279071
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLyndhurst
Postcode districtSO43
Dialling code023
PoliceHampshire
FireHampshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
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UK
England
Hampshire
50°51′43″N 1°36′18″W / 50.8619°N 1.6049°W / 50.8619; -1.6049Coordinates: 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, 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blog entry
  2. ^ "RAF website". Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2009-04-24.
  3. ^ Babey, Georgina. p32. "Images of England: New Forest" Tempus Publishing, 2001.