Monument | War dead, Civilian war dead | WW1, WW2

Penge war memorial

Erection date: 25/9/1925

Inscription

{Main plaque, on base of the cross, inside a laurel wreath:}
Erected by the residents of Penge to the glory of God in proud memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice in the Great War, 1914 - 1918.

{Plaque on the lower end of the cross:}
Also in memory of the men and women of HM forces, civil defence and civilian population of Penge who lost their lives in the second world war, 1939 - 1945.

{Three plaques around the plinth are inscribed with 400 names. See Subjects commemorated.)

{Small plaque on the lower plinth:}
Also remembered with grateful appreciation: those who, since the second world war have given their lives in conflicts and peace keeping missions throughout the world.

{Plaque on rear of monument:}
Unveiled by Francis P. Hodes Esq. JP, Chairman of the Penge Urban District Council 1921 - 22.


{Plaque on the brick pier behind the cross:}
The people of Penge in partnership with the London Borough of Bromley erected these plaques to commemorate the members of the armed forces and civilians who lost their lives in World War II.
November 2014
Bromley

{Two plaques on the railings with 176 names of WW2 armed services casualties. See Subjects commemorated.}
The Second World War 1939 - 1945 Armed Services

{Two plaques on the railings with 165 names of WW2 civilian casualties. See Subjects commemorated.}
The Second World War 1939 - 1945 Civilians

The WW2 civilian list identifies 14 people who worked in civil defence and what their role was. Usually lists of civilian dead give the first names and the ages of the dead so one can see how many were women and children, but here all we have are initials, which is a shame.

Site: Penge war memorial (2 memorials)

SE20, High Street, Penge Recreation Ground

In our photo you may be able to see the many poppies on the railings behind the cross - all have been knitted.

Columbine's plaque is laid into the paving in front of the cross.

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

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

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World War 1

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World War 2

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Carmen Isobel Henrietta Aguirre

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
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London Borough of Bromley

Formerly part of Kent, it has been part of Greater London since 1963.

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Francis Percy Hodes

Justice of the Peace and Chairman of the Penge Urban District Council 1921 - ...

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