The Camberwell Civilian War Dead Memorial may be found in Camberwell new Cemetery (Google Earth co-ordinates: 51.452983° -0.047741°). Unfortunately the day of my visit was a dull and miserable one and the memorial was being restored. There are two sets of name boards on two plinths. The first listing Southwark and Bermondsey
The second listing Camberwell
The memorial was unveiled on 8 May 1995
18291 tons of heavy explosives were dropped on London during 71 major air raids in the period known as “The Blitz” (September 7, 1940 – May 10, 1941) .
Sadly the memorials often list the same surnames, indicating that in many cases a household was obliterated. The memorials are for those who are interred in the cemetery and who have no marked graves.
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This memorial, the only one of its kind in the UK is situated in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, in the London Borough of Southwark, and is adjacent to the Imperial War Museum.
The inscription reads: (First line in Russian)
This Memorial Commemorates
The 27 Million Soviet Citizens &
Service Men and Women Who Died
For the Allied Victory in WW2
Set at an angle is another inscription:
This Memorial was Raised
By Public Inscription in
Great Britain and Russia
(Repeated in Russian) WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM
The Memorial was unveiled on 9 May 1999 by the British Secretary of State for Defence, the Rt Hon George Robertson MP, and HE the Russian Ambassador, Yuri Fokine, in the presence of HRH the Duke of Kent.
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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
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
I was not sure whether I would come past here again, so photographed as best as I could around the fence.
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.”
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
The cemetery is located at Google Earth Co-ordinates: 51.408312°, -0.143051°
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