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

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: The Thames Steamboats - Reported German Offer

It is stated by Mr A W Pickard, the managing director of the City Steamboat Company (Limited) that at about one o'clock on Wednesday he was asked whether the company would sell three of their steamboats, and he replied that they would sell three at £2,600 each, providing the sale was to non-belligerents. At Three o'clock he was informed that the steamers would be purchased and the money would be forthcoming about four, but before that hour he was told that the business was off, the reason given being the British Ultimatum to Germany. Not being satisfied he insisted upon further information, and then discovered that the prospective purchasers were acting for the Germans and the vessels were required to proceed to Emden. He added that if had he known that the Germans were to have been the buyers he would have refused to entertain any proposal from them.

Kentish Mercury 7 August 1914
Attempts reported to buy Thames Steamboats by the Germans

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