Forest Hill, St Paul WW1 Memorial

Originally in Waldenshaw Road
Forest Hill
The Church was destroyed in 1943 and the memorial is presumed lost

Two stained glass windows and a tablet in memory of 40 men who died.

To The Glory of God
And in Grateful Memory of the Men
Associated With The Church Who Gave
Their Lives for Freedom 1914-1918



Two windows each with three panels.

Window on left: The left panel shows Faith, as represented by a Latin cross and a paten. The middle panel is a figure of St. George, clad in knightly armour, surmounted by arose, and the words, Fight the good fightunderneath. In the right panel Hope is represented by an anchor.
Window on the right: In the left panel the chalice symbolises Sacrifice. In the centre panel is a figure of St. Nicholas surmounted by an anchor, and underneath the test, I will bring my people from the depths of the sea. In the right panel, Love is represented by the Agnus Dei.

Tablet: Fixed to the wall between the two windows bearing the names of 40 men was placed between the two windows.

Wars Commemorated: First World War

The memorial was unveiled by Major-General E.G.T Bainbridge K.C.B on 14 July 1921, with the Bishop of Woolwich presiding.

Press: The Kentish Mercury 22 July 1921 and The Borough News 27 July 1921


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