Blackheath, 20th London Regiment War Memorial
Holly Hedge House War Memorial, Blackheath

Holly Hedge House, TA Centre, Wat Tyler Road
Blackheath, SE3 0QZ

UKNIWM Ref: 12136

OS Map Ref: TQ 380 760

Type: Cross

Map: Memorials of Lewisham Map


New Inscription:
1914-1918 1939-1945
In Memory Of All Ranks Of The 20th London Regiment
(The Queens Own) Who Died In Battle In The
Great War Of 1914 -1918 And Those In Successor Units
Who Have Died Subsequently
This Memorial Has Been Erected By Their Comrades.

Original Inscription:
“1914-1918 1939-1945. In Memory Of The Officers, Warrant Officers, Non-Commisioned Officers And Men Of The 1/20th And 2/20th Battns The London Regiment Who Fell For Their Country During The Great War, In Belgium, France, Salonica, Egypt, Palestine And Germany 1915-1918. This Memorial Has Been Erected By Their Comrades”.

Twenty foot high runic cross of rough-hewn granite surmounting two plinths.

Commemorates: 20th London Regiment, The Queen's Own WW1 and WW2 War Memorial

Wars Commemorated:
First World War:
Second World War:
Minor Wars:

10 April 1920 the memorial was unveiled by HRH Prince Albert and dedicated by the Bishop Suffragan of Woolwich
17 October 1954 the memorial was re-dedicated by the Bishop Suffragan of Woolwich and unveiled by General Sir Frederick Pile.

Designer: Built By: Messrs G. Maile & Son Ltd.

Press: Kentish Mercury 16 April 1920 p.13

Names: No names given on the Memorial, for names of those who served See 20th London Roll of Honour [LHAC Ref. A/69/2]

Note: A new and revised epitaph plaque was added in 1989 and the memorial was renovated in 1990.


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