On 13 October 1915 five German airships left their bases on the northern coast of Germany bound for London. Zeppelin L14 had set off from Nordholz, under the command of 36 year old Kapitanleutenant Alois Böcker.
The raid led to nine deaths and fifteen serious injuries in Croydon that night. Amongst the fatalities were three boys from one family. Brien (10 years old), Gordon (14) and Roy Currie (15) were killed when their home at 12 Beech House Road was hit.