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Walworth Boy Scouts Tragedy - original plaque Nunhead Cemetery Chapel

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

Plaque: Walworth Boy Scouts Tragedy - original plaque

Inscription

In memory of Patrol Leader William Beckham aged 12, Patrol Leader Harry Gwynn aged 13,
Scouts: Albert Edward Fox aged 12, Noel Faulkner Filmer aged 14, Thompson James Filmer aged 12, Percy Baden Powell Huxford aged 12, James Skipsey aged 12 Edward Smith aged 11
of the 2nd Walworth (Dulwich Mission) troop of Baden Powell's boy scouts
and Frank Masters aged 14 of the training ship "Arethusa"
who were drowned off Leysdown on 4th of August 1912.

 

The plaque is actually a resin copy of the one that was attached to the original memorial for the Walworth Scouts drowned at Leysdown. The memorial and plaque were stolen in 1969 and were presumed to have been melted down. The plaque however turned up at a scrap dealer's in 2003 and was acquired by the Friends of Nunhead Cemetery.

Site: Nunhead Cemetery Chapel (3 memorials)

SE15, Linden Grove, Nunhead Cemetery

This ruined chapel contains 3 memorials related to the Walworth Boy Scouts Tragedy. This tragedy's main memorial (the remains of the original and the replacement) is located further into the cemetery by the war graves' section.

Go to map of other memorials in this area

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Walworth Boy Scouts Tragedy - original plaque

Information Subjects commemorated

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Walworth Boy Scouts Tragedy

On Saturday the 3rd August 1912, the 2nd Walworth Troop of five adults and tw...

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William Beckham

Patrol leader in the 2nd Walworth scout troop, aged 12. Drowned in the traged...

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Albert Edward Dack

Boy scout in the 2nd Walworth troop, aged 11. Drowned in the tragedy at Leysd...

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Noel Faulkner Filmer

Boy scout in the 2nd Walworth troop, aged 14. Drowned in the tragedy at Leysd...

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Thompson James Filmer

Boy scout in the 2nd Walworth troop, aged 12. Drowned in the tragedy at Leysd...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Walworth Boy Scouts Tragedy - original plaque

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Friends of Nunhead Cemetery (FONC)

Founded to represent all those with an interest in the cemetery. The group se...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Walworth Boy Scouts Tragedy - original plaque

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Bert Barnes

In memory of Bert Barnes, 1925 - 2010, and his work inspiring the erection of...

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Skipper Gandolfi and Kim Mayo

The wording of the Mayo plaque is a little strange.  In what way could resear...

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