New Milton Town Bombing - Commemoration

Friday 23rd August

New Milton Memorial Clock  (Opposite Bradbeers)

11:00 a.m.


New Milton was bombed during World War II. The town experienced several bombing raids, resulting in significant damage and loss of life. Here are the notable incidents:

  1. August 23, 1940: A Heinkel 111 bomber dropped 24 bombs in a line from Old Milton Road across Station Road and into Spencer Road. These included three 250lb bombs and 19 50lb anti-personnel incendiaries. Twenty Five people were killed including civilians and a soldier.
  2. August 8, 1942: Another bombing raid occurred, resulting in one fatality.
  3. January 22, 1943: During a “hit and run” raid, a lone German aircraft flew over New Milton and dropped four bombs.

These events left a lasting impact on the town’s history, and they are remembered as tragic moments during the war.


More information to follow