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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Lewisham
Town
Lower Sydenham
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
SYDNEY MARCH
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 04th June 1920
    Attended by: LORD ROBERT CECIL K.C.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
12141
Current location

On forecourt in front of hall.
225
Livesey Memorial Hall
Perry Hill
Lower Sydenham
Lewisham
Greater London
SE6 4HD
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 36530 72094
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Bronze figure of Victory triumphing over evil in the centre of memorial, bronze plaques either side of it & plaque at the back. 3 steps lead up to it
Inscription
ORIGINAL INSCRIPTION, LEFT HAND PANEL: IN THE GREAT WAR OF 1914-19 FOR / THE FREEDOM OF THE WORLD, 458 / OF THE CO-PARTNERS AND EMPLOYEES / OF THE SOUTH SUBURBAN GAS COMPANY / TOOK PART. THEIR NAMES APPEAR / HEREON: ON THE ADJOINING TABLET BEING RECORDED THE NAMES OF / THOSE WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES. / THIS MEMORIAL TO THEM IS ERECTED / BY THEIR GRATEFUL EMPLOYERS, FELLOW-WORKERS AND CO-PARTNERS / "AND THESE - OH. NOT FOR NOUGHT / OUR BURDEN BORE" NEW INSCRIPTION: ON THE TABLETS ABOVE ARE RECORDED THE NAMES OF THOSE / CO-PARTNERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE SOUTH SUBURBAN GAS COMPANY / WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE IN THE WORLD WARS 1914-1919 / AND 1939-1945. THIS MEMORIAL TO THEM IS ERECTED BY THEIR / GRATEFUL EMPLOYERS AND CO-PARTNERS / "AND THESE - OH NOT FOR NAUGHT OUR BURDEN BORE" RIGHT HAND PANEL: NAMES OF THE FALLEN / (NAMES) / "IF I SHOULD DIE, THINK ONLY THIS OF ME: / THAT THERE'S SOME CORNER OF A FOREIGN FIELD / THAT IS FOREVER ENGLAND. THERE SHALL BE / IN THAT RICH EARTH A RICHER DUST CONCEALED" / ROBERT BROOKE REAR OF THE MEMORIAL: NAMES OF THE PARTNERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE SOUTH SUBURBAN GAS COMPANY / WHO TOOK PART IN THE GREAT WAR OF 1914 - 1919 / (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, J
Aked, C G
Alexander, C W
Allison, W J
Anderton, F W
Arnold, E J
Ashenden, J
Attridge, G
Austin, R H
Aveling, G
See details for all 516 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 516
    Served and returned: 458
    Died: 58
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 13
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 13
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 34
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 34
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
  • LIVESEY HALL WAR MEMORIAL
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
2011, 10 October: All 3 plaques stolen.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private

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