Church of the Holy Cross
London SE6 2JS
UKNIWM Ref: 131
OS Map Ref: TQ 380 730
Of Your Charity Pray
For The Souls Of
All that remains of the original memorial is a tablet of Bath stone containing the names of the seventeen men who gave their lives in the war. It is situated on the wall of the porch to the right of the main doors on leaving the church.
A contemporary report describes the war memorial as a shrine made of bath stone and marble in the Corinthian style and containing a crucifix. Erected in 1917 (Postcard of original memorial) and completed in 1920 it stood outside the church between its front door and the front door of the Presbytery. The memorial carried the names of all those men from the parish who served in the First World War.
The church suffered bomb damage in World War Two and the original memorial was lost as a result.
Wars Commemorated: First World War
The memorial was unveiled on by the Lord Mayor of London and dedicated by the R.C. Bishop of Southwark.
Press: The Kentish Mercury 20 April 1917
Other References: J.D. Swarbrick November 2010, Holy Cross Church Sangley Road Catford, War Memorial Roll of Honour, 1914-1918
Note: The Holy Cross Parish Notices record the deaths of three more soldiers in the war: Thomas Capper, Francis Dunne and Edgar Allan Ford and for whom Masses were said.
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