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: 20th London At Mobilization

Commanding Officer Lieut Colonel H A Christmas
Major Ashburton Pownall
Captain and Adjutant E H Munro
Captain E Fitzgerald
Captain F C Bentley
Captain J O Cook
Captain G J E Edwards
Captain C R Hefford
Captain B L Hooper
Captain E Ball
Captain A H Franklin
Captain G R Matthews (RAMC)
Lieut W F Dyer
Lieut J J Bell
Lieut H Honeybone
Lieut G Williams
2nd Lieut P Stanger
2nd Lieut C M Fry

Captain W F Marchant (Mayor of Deptford) and Captain Theodore Prestige (Deptford representative on LCC) rejoined the Regiment, but remained to run Holly Hedge House.

Kentish Mercury 7 August 1914
Officers of the 20th London as at 7 August 1914

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