Bermondsey War Memorials

Memorial at West Lane, Bermondsey
Memorial at Borough High Street, Southwark
Memorial arch at Guy’s Hospital, Southwark
Memorial tablet at London Bridge railway station
Albert MacKenzie VC memorial, Tower Bridge Road, Bermondsey
War memorial at the site of the old barracks in Jamaica Road, now incorporated into a new block of flats.

Frederick Holmes, VC

Bermondsey Square has a paving slab remembering Frederick. There is a memorial board in the Alexis Street site of St James’ School, the former Alma School. Frederick Holmes was a former pupil who was awarded the Victoria Cross in World War One. Wikipedia article.

Frederick Holmes VC. Picture from Wikipedia.

Stainer Street Arch Bombing

In 1941 an air raid resulted in the death of 68 people who were sheltering in one of the arches under London Bridge railway station. A blue plaque marks the location.

Stainer Street under London Bridge railway station after the bombing
Picture: Londonist

Druid Street Arch Bombing

On 25th October 1940 the Druid Street air raid shelter was bombed. The shelter was in one of the railway arches which carry the railway line from Greenwich into London Bridge railway station. The arch is close to Tower Bridge.

Picture: London Remembers