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Eight memorials, including a mass grave for 15 School children (including the son of the School Caretaker) killed at their school, are given special status by Historic England. The London children, mostly aged five, died in the first German squadron air raid on the capital. One of the bombs fell on Upper North Street school in Poplar, crashed down through the roof and upper floors, and exploded in the classroom, killing 18 and injuring 37. The dead included the son of the school caretaker, who died a few months later...

and was buried near their mass grave. Hundreds of wreaths were sent from all over the country, including one with a personal message from the king and queen. Crowds lined the streets of the East End to watch the funeral procession to the East London Cemetery. To read this very moving article CLICK HERE on the Guardian News website.

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