Sadly through researching this site it has become clear that a large number of people named on these memorials have no known graves. Their bodies were never formally recovered and buried, although they could be among the unknown service personnel graves maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. For the families there was no grave to visit or identify with, so local memorials became important for them.
My Great Uncle was among those at the Battle of the Somme whose body was never identified and I have not been able to find out when he went from missing in action to presumed dead. That must of been a hard time for the family but also through this wiki it can be seen it was obviously a hard time for families in nearby streets and other residents of Lewisham Borough area.[Click here for links to the Campaigns and Battles pages]
Those Lewisham residents whose bodies were never identified and are registered as missing:
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