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Welcome to the London Borough of Lewisham's wiki for the Borough during the First World War. In this wiki we look at the local Lewisham area at this time and the people who lived here. Subjects such as local businesses, Military Hospital, Local Newspaper Articles, The Kentish Mercury 7th August 1914, Timeline of National and Local Lewisham Events During the First World War, Metropolitan Borough of Deptford Staff Roll of Honour 1915, Pictures of Lewisham Area during the First World War, Recruitment Locally, Conscription, Military Tribunals, Conscientious Objection, and Grove Park in the First World War.



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This wiki is still being developed and subject to change, please bear with us until it is completed. If you have any suggestions for improvements or inclusions please let us know. Click here to contact us by Local History and Archives Centre, Lewisham and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Also through the Conscientious Objection in Lewisham 1916 - 1919 Project, using the Pearce Register of British Conscientious Objectors as the basis for her research, and in collaboration with the Peace Pledge Union one of our volunteers (Ann O'Brien) looks at conscientious objectors in the present London Borough of Lewisham Area.
Sinking of the Lusitania
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There are also other sites we have created that covered topics such as the local War Memorials, Air Raids and there is a Book of Remembrance for you to add you local relative to.

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For information on some of the Battles of the First World War where Local Lewisham Residents died or served.

Lewisham Area in 1916

Spanish Flu Pandemic

Local First World War Air Raids

First World War Resources at Local History and Archives Centre


Featured Article: Mobilization of the 5th Field Ambulance

The Ambulance left for camp on Salisbury Plain on Sunday morning, but shortly after they had entrained at Blackheath, orders for for further movement were cancelled, and consequently they returned to headquarters at Vanisttart House, Greenwich Road. On Tuesday evening, in accordance with orders, they mobilized under the command of Lieut - Colonel Dowsett at Ranger's Lodge, Blackheath, there being only 7 absentees. Here they have most comfortable quarters, and to relieve the monotony of waiting there are drills in the courtyard and lectures on mobilization duties. Although no definite instructions have been received from the War Office it is anticipated that the Ambulance will move to Maidstone in a day or two.

Kentish Mercury 7 August 1914
Mobilization of the 5th Field Ambulance
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