Southern Suburban Gas Company

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Reference WMO/188892

Address:

Livesey Memorial Hall

225 Perry Hill

Lower Sydenham

London

SE6 4HD

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Angel sculpture
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
Lettering: Painted
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Sculpture and plaques dedicated to those from the South Suburban Gas Company who lost their lives during the First World War. The memorial hall itself is a memorial to the founding chairman of the company.
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From IWM: '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)'

Grade II (England)

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