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.

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: Food Prices in Lewisham

With the outbreak of war food prices have shewn an inclination to jump upwards through out the week.

Lewisham and Lee bakers advanced the price of quartern loaves from 5 1/2d to 6d on Tuesday, with further price rises likely. This was justified as the cost of flour rose from 26s to 35s and 36s on Tuesday. The price of a half peck of flour was 11d on Friday, Saturday 1s and Wednesday 1s 1d. Mr G Clark, grocer said on Wednesday "flour, sugar, tinned goods, tea, Cocoa and biscuits were being bought heavily".

On Wednesday a sugar loaf had doubled in price from Friday and Mr Clark was informed that the wholesaler was unable to supply sugar. A shop in Lee was sold out of tea, sugar and butter and would remain closed until further supplies were received.

Lewisham Borough news 7 August 1914
Food Prices in Lewisham

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