World War 1

Streatham Soapbox - July 2014

100 years ago this August the First World War broke out. Three men from Streatham won the Victoria Cross during hostilities, one the Military Cross and at least three were awarded the Military Medal for bravery and valour under fire during the war.

After four years of fighting, 720 men from Streatham had died in the war. Several folk here in Streatham were injured and died as well, as the worst Zeppelin attacks of the war fell on Streatham and south London.