Monument

Bermondsey war memorial

Erection date: /10/1921

Inscription

{Front of memorial, beneath the coat of arms of the former Metropolitan Borough of Bermondsey, with the motto 'Prosunt Gentibus Artes' (arts profit the people):}
This monument is erected to the honoured memory of the men of Bermondsey and Rotherhithe who fell in the great war 1914 - 1918
1939 - 1945.
To those who gave their lives in subsequent conflicts.

{Side of memorial:}
When you go home tell them of us and say for your tomorrow we gave our today.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.

{Rear of memorial:}
In remembrance of all those civilians and members of the civil defence and fire brigade services who lost their lives in this community 1939 - 1945. 

Quotations come from John Maxwell Edmonds and Laurence Binyon.

Site: Bermondsey war memorial (2 memorials)

SE16, West Lane

A temporary memorial was unveiled at this site in 1920. The plaque is on the pavement beside the monument.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Bermondsey war memorial

Subjects commemorated i

World War 1

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World War 2

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Men of Bermondsey and Rotherhithe who died in WW1

Men who gave their lives in the two world wars and subsequent conflicts.

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Bermondsey civil defence services

Members of the civil defence services who lost their lives in Bermondsey 1939...

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Civilians of Bermondsey

Civilians who lost their lives in their community from 1939 - 1945.

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
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Laurence Binyon

Poet.  Born Lancaster.  Worked at the British Museum and become expert in Chi...

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John Maxwell Edmonds

Poet and classical scholar.  Born Gloucestershire.  Died Cambridge.  In 1918-...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
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Harold Mugford VC

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