Plaque | War served | WW1

Second Lieutenant Alfred Fleming-Sandes, VC

Inscription

{Beneath a representation of the Victoria Cross medal:}
Second Lieutenant Alfred Fleming-Sandes, East Surrey Regiment, 29th September 1915.

Site: Streatham Memorial Garden (5 memorials)

SW16, Streatham High Road, Garden of Rememberance, Streatham Common North

The 3 VC plaques are laid in the ground, in front of the war memorial, to the west. Reading left to right: Johnson, Cather, Fleming-Sandes. The Civilian Memorial can just be seen in our site photo, in the shadows to the right.

{The information board reads:}
Welcome to Streatham Memorial Garden
This site, once part of the Manor of Tooting Bec was, on its enclosure, subsequently occupied by a large house called 'Colbrands', which dated back to the early 15th century. The house was later in the hands of Sir Richard Sackville, a distinguished lawyer and cousin to Anne Boleyn, second queen to Henry VIII of England. By 1695 the house, which had been rebuilt and renamed Streatham House, had passed to Elizabeth Howland and her husband the Marquess of Tavistock.
In 1700 the Marquess became the Duke of Bedford and the estate passed through successive dukes until 1805 when it was sold to Lord Deerhurst, who demolished the old house and built a new villa called Coventry Hall. In 1819 part of the estate was bought by the Rector of Streatham and other trustees of the local war memorial committee. The site was then laid out as a war memorial garden, transferred to London County Council in 1922, and then passed to the care of Lambeth Borough Council in 1971.
At the heart of the gardens is an attractive war memorial commemorating the dead of two world wars, which is adorned by bronze wreaths and attractive low edge railings. On top of the memorial is a bronze statue of a soldier sculpted by Alfred T. Loft in 1921. The gardens also contain a contemporary sculpture in the form of a single obelisk and plinth, which commemorates people of all races, faiths and nationalities living or who have lived in Streatham and have been affected by violent conflicts or wars wherever they have occurred.

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

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Second Lieutenant Alfred Fleming-Sandes, VC

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Lieutenant Geoffrey Cather VC

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