Lewisham, Lewisham Centre Mural Names

The names of the Victoria Cross Holders are:

Boer War South Africa 1899-1902

Sgt. H. Engleheart (Blackheath) 3.3.1900

World War I 1914-1918

Pte. S. Godley (Lee) 23.8.1914
Pte. J. Lynn (Forest Hill) 2.5.1915 posthumous award
Capt. Rev. E. Mellish (Lewisham) 27/29.3.1916
Lt. R. Jones (Honor Oak) 21.5.1916 posthumous award
Maj. F. Harvey (Sydenham) 31.5.1916 posthumous award
Coy.Sgt.Maj G. Evans (Sydenham) 30.7.1916
Pte. J Patterson (Deptford) 10.4.1917
Brig. C. Coffin (Blackheath) 31.5.1917
Capt. W. Stone (Blackheath) 30.11.1917 posthumous award
Lt. Auten (Lewisham) 30.7.1918

World War II 1939-1945

Capt. P. Gardner (Sydenham) 23.11.1941
Lt. A. Horwood (Deptford) 18/20.1.1944 posthumous award
Lt. G. Knowland (Catford) 31.1.1945 posthumous award

[There are more local VC winners than are listed on this mural, see Victoria Cross Page for full list]

Some Local Civilian Heroes 1939-1945

P. Bain Admiralty Labourer
Sgt. FW Lloyd Royal Marine Police
T. Peterson Admiralty Skilled Labourer
O. Hitchin Technical Assistant Training Officer
Insp. L. Moors Royal Marine Police
W.E.R Whitlock Storehouse Assistant

These six men died on the night 19/20 March 1941 attempting to rescue colleagues at the Royal Victoria Yard and were commended in the London Gazette

Albert Dolphin (Posthumous George Cross)
Bernard Bennie (George Medal)
Albert Brittan (George Medal)
Albert Clarke (George Medal)
J.W. Donno (George Medal)
Mary Fleming (George Medal)
Aileen Turner (George Medal)
Ruby Rosser (George Medal)
John Foley (George Medal)
Police Sgt. D. Grigg (George Medal)
Joseph Hoyle (George Medal)
Peter Inglis (George Medal)
Frederick Curtis (B.E.M)
Annie Wilkins (B.E.M.)
Bessie Wulbern (B.E.M.)
Dr. H.S. Knight (O.B.E.)
Harold Reed (O.B.E)
Joseph Wood (O.B.E)
Tommy Lloyd (Kings Commendation)

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