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Hither Green and Sydenham WW1 air raids

Hither Green and Sydenham WW1air raids Hither Green and Sydenham WW1 air raids

Erection date: 21/10/2017


In memory of those who lost their lives through enemy air raids 1917 - 18, buried here and nearby:
Hither Green 19th October 1917
{Followed by 15 names. See Subjects commemorated}.
Sydenham 19th May 1918
{Followed by 13 names. See Subjects commemorated}.

Restoration supported by Heritage Lottery Fund & Ladywell Ward Assembly.

An earlier memorial had become indecipherable and was replaced by this one in 2017.

The memorial gives the gender and age so we can analyse the deaths: 19 females of which 8 were children (below 18); 9 males of which 5 were children. The youngest child was 3-year old Edith Elizabeth Kingston. Of course many of the men were away fighting in the war.

Site: Hither Green and Sydenham WW1air raids (1 memorial)

SE4, Brockley Grove, Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery

A nearby panel gives information about the victims of the raids.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Hither Green and Sydenham WW1 air raids

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Sydenham air raid

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World War 1

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Hither Green Zeppelin raid

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Emma Elizabeth Cook

Killed in the Sydenham air raid aged 23.

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Hither Green and Sydenham WW1 air raids

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