Streatham War Memorial

I spotted this memorial on my way to Streatham Park Cemetery one find day in 2013. Unfortunately, it was being refurbished at the time and was surrounded by a fence.

Streatham War Memorial

Streatham War Memorial

It was not an unattractive memorial, and was designed Albert Toft in 1921 and unveiled the following year by General Sir Charles Monro, Bart., and the Rt. Revd C.F. Garbett, Lord Bishop of Southwark.

Bronze soldier on the memorial

Bronze soldier on the memorial

I was not sure whether I would come past here again, so photographed as best as I could around the fence.

Information signage

Information signage

A recent addition to the memorial was a plaque which read:
“In honour of
the men and women of Streatham
who gave their lives in the service
of their country in two world wars
1914-1918 and 1939-45
and in other conflicts.
“At the going down of the sun and in the morning
we will remember them.
From the people of Streatham 2010.”

Commemorative plaques

Commemorative plaques

The memorial is situated in Streatham Memorial Gardens. Google Earth co-ordinates: 51.423339°, -0.129240°.

Streatham Park Cemetery has a Cross of Sacrifice and a screen wall, as well as numerous CWGC graves in the cemetery. There are 404 identified casualties associated with the cemetery.

Streatham Park Cemetery Cross of Sacrifice

Streatham Park Cemetery Cross of Sacrifice

The cemetery is located at Google Earth Co-ordinates:  51.408312°,  -0.143051°

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