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War Memorials

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:42 am
by paperboy
The number of people who were commemorated on war memorials at one time in Bermondsey is far greater than those we see on war memorials today. Some, from WW1, were lost in the bombing in WW2. Some have been lost as churches and other have been demolished in the cause of progress and redevelopment.

If you have a picture of a war memorial, please post it here ... before that's lost for eternity as well.

Re: War Memorials

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:35 pm
by kiwi
Hi Paperboy, not a War Memorial but I feel you are of the same mind as me, that these brave people from our Manor should be remembered.
Axford Joseph, born Bermondsey Surrey, enlisted Camberwell, Surrey (Southwark, Surrey) S/34719 RFN. Killed in action, France and Flanders, 31st March 1918".

And in the illuminated Book of Remembrance at St Mary Magdalene church Bermondsey, kept in a glass case behind the lectern. This entry reads:
"Axford Joseph, Rifle Brigade".

In 1919 his next of kin received the British War Medal (Silver), the Victory Medal (Bronze) and a small bronze plaque inscribed with his name and the words:
"He died for Freedom and Honour"
"WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"

Re: War Memorials

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:34 pm
by kiwi
A memorial to Bermondsey men who fell during World War One, at 2 Old Jamaica Road, the site of the old military training centre, which is currently being converted into flats.
The grade-listed memorial details the names of 970 men who served in the 22nd Battalion of the Queen’s Regiment, which used to be housed in the old building. Most of the men were from the old Bermondsey Borough.
“When the battalion left in 1915 it was almost exclusively Bermondsey men. This should be important to the community. We are honouring these men by coming together to show that even after the military training centre as gone, the importance of these men still remains.”
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World War One, Memorial.

Re: War Memorials

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:09 am
by kiwi
24-foot high tribute was erected in 1921, and was afforded by the help of local businessmen like Arthur Carr of Peek Frean & Co, “one of the area’s biggest movers and shakers,” who raised £100,000, its unveiling took place on October 8 1921. Some 30,000 men and women from Bermondsey and Rotherhithe contributed to our country’s naval, military and air forces.
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West Lane off Jamaica Road
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Bermondsey and Rotherhithe West Lane war memorial

Re: War Memorials

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:00 pm
by kiwi
The St Saviour’s War Memorial.
The St Saviour’s War Memorial that commemorates the fallen from the parish of St Saviour’s in the First World War was erected in 1922 a scene that represent the Navy and the RAF. On the short side facing south is a stone relief of St George and the Dragon, representing Victory over evil, and on the side facing north there is “a standing, grieving, veiled woman with a naked baby and a dove at her feet, symbolising 'the grief of the present generation [and] the hope of assumed peace of future generations” The names of the fallen are inscribed in a memorial under another carved relief of St George and the Dragon behind the high alter in Southwark Cathedral.
The war memorial is situated at the north end of Borough High Street, just before Southwark Street, on a small, triangular piece of land
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Re: War Memorials

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:11 pm
by Fogbrain
kiwi wrote:A memorial to Bermondsey men who fell during World War One, at 2 Old Jamaica Road, the site of the old military training centre, which is currently being converted into flats.

The flats have been completed and the memorial is now lit at night (which it never was before).
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Re: War Memorials

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:31 am
by kiwi
Cheers Fogbrain, thank's for that post it really looks nice, with me living over here I would probably never have seen that. Kiwi.