Monument

Camberwell WW1 victims - Chumleigh Gardens

Inscription

In memory of the the twenty two citizens of Camberwell who were killed by German Zeppelin air raiders in the Great War 1914 - 1918.

This memorial commemorates all 22 Camberwell citizens killed in WW1. We don't know when it was unveiled but think it may be the response to a 2016 campaign to replace the lost plaque that used be be at the site of one of the most devastating attacks, where 12 people died.

Site: Chumleigh Gardens (4 memorials)

SE5, Burgess Park, Chumleigh Gardens

Chumleigh Gardens is a delightful, hidden away, gem.

In our photo, the Hinds and Chumleigh plaques are either side of the white door, left and right respectively. The Market Gardens plaque is on the railings just outside our photo, to the right. The WW1 memorial stone is inside the railings but just outside our photo, to the left. The Hinds plaque was almost entirely hidden by foliage so our gratitude goes to our magnificent greensperson without whom our close-up photos would not have been possible.

Chumleigh Gardens was established in 1995, in the grounds of the former Female Friendly Society Asylum.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Camberwell WW1 victims - Chumleigh Gardens

Subjects commemorated i

World War 1

We'd always assumed that this war was known as the Great War until WW2 came a...

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Camberwell citizens killed in WW1

Most sources give 22 as the number of Camberwell citizens that were killed in...

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Civilian deaths in London caused by enemy action

This page brings together all the memorials that we have for civilians killed...

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Zeppelin airships

Invented by Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin in 1900. London was first targeted w...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Camberwell WW1 victims - Chumleigh Gardens

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Chumleigh Almshouses

Chumleigh Almshouses

These almshouses were built c.1847 and badly damaged in WW2 which is when the...

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Harvey Hinds

Harvey Hinds

In memory of Councillor Harvey Hinds, champion of Burgess Park and education,...

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Market Gardens

Market Gardens

Market Gardens stood near here, 1852. For more information visit artinthepark...

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