The war memorial outside St John’s church on Auckland Road has been ‘listed’ as part of Historic England’s First World War Commemoration project.

The memorial takes the form of a gabled Calvary on a pillar set on a pedestal. It commemorates local servicemen who died during the First World War.

The War Memorial at St John the Evangelist Church, Upper Norwood was recommended for listing at Grade II for:

* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifices they made in the First World War;

* Architectural interest: as a dignified war memorial in the form of a gabled Calvary cross;

* Group value: with the grade II* listed St John the Evangelist Church.

Further reading: IN REMEMBRANCE September 13, 2012 on this website lists all the names on the memorial, including further details of some of those who died.

Memorials which are / were in other churches, those in Rockmount school and Upper Norwood sorting office and others whose names do not appear on any local memorial are also listed.

For a complete A-Z list of names in alphabetical order on these lists, please visit the Crystal Palace Foundation website.


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