Forest Hill, Fairlawn Hospital WW1 War Memorial

Originally at St Paul Church, Waldenshaw Road, Forest Hill SE23.
The church was destroyed in 1943 and the memorial is presumed lost.

The Hospital was in Honor Oak Road

Type: Tablet

Description: Bronze tablet placed on the north wall of St Paul’s church.

Ceremonies: The unveiling ceremony was performed by the Rev. W. F. Shilito

Press: Unattributed press cutting

Note: The memorial was Presented by the VADs (London 216 and London 35).
Fairlawn functioned as a military convalescent hospital from November 1915 to October 1919.

"To the glory of God and in memory of the patients and staff of the Fairlawn Auxiliary Military Hospital who have passed away during the Great War"

Wars Commemorated: First World War

No names are listed but about 30 patients died after returning to active service as did one member of London 216 and four members of London 35.

Lacy Hipwood Straw is probably one of the four members of the 35th London Men's VAD unit referred to on the memorial. He is commemorated on the memorial at St. Peter's Church, Brockley.

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