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Thomas Joseph Crean VC, DSO

Thomas Joseph Crean (19/04/1873 – 25/03/1923)  was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Anglo Boer War in 1901. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 11 February 1902, Issue: 27405, Page: 843, reads: “1st Imperial Light Horse. Surgeon Captain Thomas … Continue reading

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Thomas Hancock VC.

Thomas Hancock (07/1822-12/03/1871) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Indian Mutiny. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 15 January 1858, Issue: 22083, Page: 178, reads: “9th Lancers. Privates Thomas Hancock and John Purcell . The guns, I am … Continue reading

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Arthur Cross VC. MM.

Arthur Henry Cross (13/12/1884 – 23/11/1965) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 25 March 1918 at  Ervillers, France. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 31 May 1918, Supplement: 30726, Page: 6572, reads: “No. 62990 Pte. (A./L./Cpl.) Arthur Henry … Continue reading

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William Stanlake VC. DCM.

William Stanlake was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Crimean War. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 24 February 1857, Issue: 21971, Page: 657,  reads: “Coldstream Guard. No. S9G8 Private William Stanlock, For having volunteered, when employed as … Continue reading

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Albert Edward McKenzie. VC

Albert Edward McKenzie (23/10/1898 – 03/11/1918), was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during World War One while participating in the Zeebrugge Raid on 22/23 April 1918 The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 19 July 1918, Supplement: 30807, Page: 8586, reads: “Able … Continue reading

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St Saviours Lewisham War Memorial

These two plaques are on the outside of  St Saviour, St John the Baptist and St John the Evangelist Catholic Church  in Lewisham. (Google Earth Co-ordinates:  51.460167°  -0.011005°.  stsaviourslewisham.org.uk) Unfortunately I could not get proper images of the church, and … Continue reading

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Lambeth Borough Council Memorial

This World War 1 Memorial is affixed to the side of the Lambeth Town Hall in Brixton and faces onto Brixton Hill. Google Earth co-ordinates: 51.460669°, -0.116321° © DRW 2013-2018. Created 29/04/2015

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London Troops War Memorial

I almost walked into this memorial one gray morning when I was in the area of Bank Station, and I seem to recall I was heading elsewhere at the time so did not really take much heed of it. However, … Continue reading

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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. It was not an unattractive memorial, and was designed Albert Toft … Continue reading

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Royal Artillery Memorial

In the area where Wellington Arch is, there are a number of War Memorials, one of which is the Royal Artillery Memorial. I did not see this memorial at its best, in fact it was looking decidedly green when I … Continue reading

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