Sisters Naomi Murrell and Louisa Kemp outside the remains of their home at 34 Leslie Park Road, Croydon. Imperial War Museum image: Bomb damage at 33 Leslie Park Road, Croydon, sustained during the Zeppelin raid on the night of 13 – 14 October 1915. © IWM (HO 26)
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.
This photo shows sisters Naomi Murrell (left) and Louisa Kemp outside the remains of their home at 34 Leslie Park Road, Croydon. Miss Louisa Jane Kemp is recorded in Kelly’s Surrey Directory of 1913 as a seamstress living at the address.