This wiki was launched in November 2008 and it lists the memorials in the current London Borough of Lewisham area, which includes the old Metropolitan Boroughs of Lewisham and Deptford. The initial information was collected by Paul Dyer, a regional volunteer with the UK National Inventory of War Memorials, who generously donated a copy of his research. This was developed by Ann O’Brien, a volunteer at the Lewisham Local History and Archives Centre, to lay the foundations of this wiki. Further research and numerous pages for people are being added by Andy Pepper another volunteer. Thanks to their hard work this project is becoming a comprehensive resource.
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For more information on this project click here. This is an ongoing project, which aims eventually to include all the war memorials in the borough, with descriptions, pictures, locations (marked on a map), inscriptions, names recorded, biographies, newscuttings, and histories.
We need your help to complete this project. Do you know of any memorials not yet included? As we do not hold any Service or Regimental records here, we also want to record details of the people commemorated. Do you have information about someone whose name appears on a memorial in the borough? An example of the type of personal details we would like to add to this site, and collect for the archives, can be seen at Albert Baker, Humphries, William V A*, Humphries, William Henry James* and Tappenden, Alfred Bernard*.
* Material provided by Alan Humphries January & September 2009.
For Details of the screening of the Battle of the Somme Film with a Live Orchestra 30th September 2016 at The Broadway Theatre, Catford. Click here
Lewisham in the First World War
A new site from Lewisham Local History and Archives Centre focusing on the present London Borough of Lewisham area during the First World War. This site is being added to but includes articles from local Newspapers including the first one after War was declared. Local images of the area at the time and local Military images. There is a history of Lewisham Military Hospital, Conscription, research into local Conscientious Objectors and the Military Tribunals. This site will be added to over the next 5 years, so revist and see the new material we are adding. If you have anything to add to this site contact the Local History and Archives Centre at ku.vog.mahsiwel|seiduts.lacol#ku.vog.mahsiwel|seiduts.lacol
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Lewisham Book of Remembrance
Also there is a site for people to add information about local Lewisham people who died during the First World War. This is intended for anyone to add the information they have but also to help those who have found that their relative or person of interest was a Lewisham person, but their name is not on a local Memorial.
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If you would like to support this project you are welcome to submit any more information on the memorials and the people commemorated on them. There are a number of ways you can contribute to this wiki:
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- By email to ku.vog.mahsiwel|seiduts.lacol#ku.vog.mahsiwel|seiduts.lacol
- By post to Local History and Archives Centre, 199-201, High Street, Lewisham
- or at any Lewisham Borough Library and ask for it to be sent to the Local History and Archives Centre at Lewisham Library.
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A new Project has been launched In Memoriam 2014 - the War Memorials Trust and the SmartWater Foundation have joined together to provide greater protection for war memorials in the United Kingdom. In addition to locating and photographing memorials, this project will provide SmartWater, a forensic liquid, free of charge to vulnerable and at risk war memorials.
This wiki is still being developed and subject to change. Please bear with us until it is completed. If you have any suggestions for improvements or inclusions please let us know. Click here to contact us