New WWI memorial for London suburb

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Troops from the London Regiment on the Western Front (Imperial War Museum)

A memorial commemorating local people who lost their lives in the First World War is to be unveiled at Herne Hill station in south London.

Funded by Southeastern railway, the monument is due to be on show before Remembrance Day this November.

Created by calligrapher and stone-carver Mark Brooks from Welsh slate, the memorial will be placed in the ticket hall.

According to the Hearne Hill Society, the suburb currently lacks a dedicated war memorial commemorating all those from the local area who lost their lives.

In addition, many soldiers would have passed through Herne Hill on their way to the south coast and the Western Front.

 

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