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: Lewisham Committee to be Formed

A Committee of which the President of the Local Government Board (Mr Robert Samuel) is Chairman has been constituted by the Government to advise on the measures necessary to deal with any distress that may arise and a national appeal for funds is about to be issued by the Prince of Wales. Steps are being taken to form committees in the various boroughs, urban districts and the counties and in connection with this it has already been decide that in Lewisham to form a strong and representative organisation, of which his Worship the Mayor (Alderman Robert Jackson JP) will be Chairman, to consider the needs of the locality and to control the distribution of such relief. Communications and contributions, should be addressed to the Mayor at the Town hall, Catford or donations maybe sent to the Editor of "The Kentish Mercury" at 6 - 14 Blackheath Road. Invitations to a meeting at the Town Hall will be issued in the Course of the Next Few Days.

Kentish Mercury 7 August 1914
Formation of the Prince of Wales Fund Committee in Lewisham.

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