Hither Green Cemetery Lewisham Borough WW2 Civilian Memorial
Lewisham Civilians WW2 Memorial at HG Cemetery

Hither Green Cemetery
Verdant Lane
Hither Green SE6 1JX

UKNIWM Ref:12312

Original plaques Stolen [Lost]

Replacement plaques unveiled 18 December 2011

The 9 metal plaques bearing the names of those buried was stolen on 30 January 2011, sadly before all the names could be fully extracted. The names list below is complete for the 4 panel memorial as we have a high quality picture. But we do not hold such a picture for the 5 panel memorial, so the name list is produced from the mortuary records held in Lewisham Archives and not from the memorial.

A set of replacement plaques using the information held in the Archives were unveilled on 18 December 2011.

Map: Memorials of Lewisham Map

Type: Plot and Cross

Lewisham Civilians WW2 Memorial at HG Cemetery


To The Glory of God
And in Grateful Memory Of
Those Citizens of the Borough
Of Lewisham, The Young The Active
The Elderly, Who Remaining at the
Post of Duty Lost Their Lives
by Enemy Action 1939-1945

Plot FF was set aside by the Council for war casualties. It contains a Cross on a stepped octagonal base with an inscription. There are 205 [should be 234 names according to Ken White's notes but cannot verify this] names listed on 5 plaques in the raised garden area of people who were buried in the FF plot and 107 names listed on 4 plaques forming part of a rectangular plot of those who were buried in the trenches. Plot FF also contains the Sandhurst Road School grave and is adjacent to Plot GG which is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Replacement plaques were unveiled and rededicated on 18 December 2011

Wars Commemorated: Second World War

Click here for the names on the 4 panel Civilian War Memorial of those buried in the trenches
Click here for the names on the 5 panel Civilian War Memorial of those buried in plot FF

Do you have more information on people named on this memorial or the memorial? If so click here to contribute information.


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