Lee, St Mildred War Memorial
St Mildred, Lee War Memorial

St Mildred Church
St Mildred's Road
Lee SE12 0RA

UKNIWM Ref: 12143

OS Map Ref: TQ 380 750

Map: Memorials of Lewisham Map

Type: 3 Panelled wall

Description: Wall of triptych design made of Portland stone of the same type used in the Cenotaph in Whitehall with the names of the dead carved into it. The dates 1939-1945 were added later under the WW1 dates.

To the immortal memory of those
Who fell in the Great War 1914-1919
greater love hath no man than this
that a man lay down his life for his friends
(John xv.13)


700 men from the area served in the WW1

Wars Commemorated: First World War & Second World War


The memorial was unveiled on Saturday afternoon, May 7th, 1921 to honour the 76 men of the parish who were numbered among the fallen. It was unveiled by Major-General Sir Neville Smyth, V.C., K.C.B., and dedicated by the Bishop of Woolwich, Dr. Hough attended by the Rev. A. Ogilvy Vicar of St. Mildred, and the Rev. C. B. Pike, of Newbury, who was present on behalf of the Rev. J. W. Davies, Pastor of the South Lee Tabernacle.
Afterwards the Bishop dedicated a shrine in the parish church, containing the names of the parishioners who fell in the war. Link to More details of Dedication Service

Rededication: November 2001 in the presence of local clergy and dignitaries.

Designer: Mr. F. W. Young, F.I.R.B.A

The Kentish Mercury, 6 May 1921 and 13 May 1921
The Borough News, 7 January, 1920, 20 April 1920 and Wednesday, May 18 1921

Other References:
Phillips photograph from 1920s.
Gregory, R.R.C & Nunn, F.W. The Story of Lee, London, 1923, pp 357-359.
Also free paper 2001 title and date?

Names: Link to St Mildred's Church War Memorial Names

WW1 76 Died
Total 76

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