Streatham War Memorial

I spotted this memorial on my way to Streatham Park Cemetery one overcast and grey 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 in 1921 and unveiled the following year by General Sir Charles Monro, Bart., and the Rt. Revd C.F. Garbett, Lord Bishop of Southwark.

Streatham War 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.”

(1500 x 697)

The memorial is situated in Streatham Memorial Gardens. Google Earth co-ordinates: 51.423339°, -0.129240°.   A quick look at Google Street View shows the memorial as it was in 2019.

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. I visited this cemetery twice while I was in London and it was like a swamp after the numerous rains. 

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

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