TQ4666 : 88 Kynaston Road, Orpington

taken 10 years ago, near to St Mary Cray, Bromley, Great Britain

88 Kynaston Road, Orpington
88 Kynaston Road, Orpington
On the face of it an ordinary bungalow, typical of the many in the Orpington area. But this particular one holds great significance - it was the home of Ivy Mildred Millichamp, who was the 60595th and last civilian killed in Britain by enemy action in the second world war. At 16.54 on 27 March 1945, the 1115th and final V2 to land in the country exploded nearby, killing Mrs Millichamp. Apparently she had just gone into the kitchen to boil a kettle; her husband, who had remained in the front room of the house, survived. She was aged 34.

She is buried in All Saints churchyard (see TQ4666 : The headstone of Ivy Millichamp, All Saints churchyard).
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Date Taken
Monday, 11 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 8 March, 2008
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Bungalows   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 469 665 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:22.7598N 0:6.6035E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 469 665
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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