Lee, St Margaret WW1 War Memorial
St Margaret's, Lee War Memorial

Location:
St Margaret Church
Lee Terrace
Lee SE13 5BT

UKNIWM Ref: 12267

OS Map Ref: TQ380 750

Map: Memorials of Lewisham Map

Type: Memorial Altar and Tablet

Description: A war memorial altar may have been created by placing a memorial tablet on top of an existing altar that had been moved from the sanctuary. The altar was returned to the sanctuary c.2000.

Inscriptions:
Tablet:
To The
Glory Of God
And In Grateful And Undying
Memory Of
Those Who Fell In
The Great War 1914-1918
This Altar & Tablet Are Dedicated.

(Coat Of Arms)
They Gave Their Lives That We Might Live.

Carved into side of altar:
1914
Greater Love
Hath No Man
Than This
1918

Wars Commemorated: First World War

Ceremonies:
A war memorial altar and tablet bearing the names of fallen men from St. Margaret, was dedicated by the Bishop of Southwark assisted by the Rector, Rev. R. Maddings on St. Margaret’s Day 20th July, 1921. The tablet at the west end of the church was unveiled by Mr. W. A. E. Russell, people’s warden, and Mr. H. W. Dewes, an ex-churchwarden. More Details of Dedication Service

Note: It seems that when the original church decorations were restored c.2000 the memorial tablet was removed and placed in a garage. The altar shown here is from an illustration in Gregory & Nunn is now in the sanctuary. Was the tablet just placed on top of a repositioned altar? The altar looks like the work of de Wispelaere et fils 1897-9. Ref: Mills, Ian “Craftsmen of St Margarets.

Press July 22 1921

Other References: Gregory, R.R.C & Nunn, F.W. The Story of Lee, London, 1923 pp 349-351 Photograph facing page 368
Mills, Ian, Craftsmen of St. Margaret’s, Knebworth, 2006, ISBN: 978 1 903607 657

Names: Link to St Margaret WW1 War Memorial Names

WW1 31 Died
Total 31

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