Battle of Jutland centenary: Able Seaman Arthur Mark Lane ( 1893-1916)

Destruction of the British Armoured Cruiser HMS Black Prince during the night of 31st May 1916 at the Battle of Jutland: painting by German artist Willy Stower.On the boundary between the two cemeteries aside a roughly trodden pathway lies a faded headstone inscription that reminds the onlooker of one of the last fateful engagements during the greatest naval ...

Commander Archibald Buckle’s grave in Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries restored

The grave of World War 1 hero Commander Buckle in Brockley Cemetery has been refurbished by members of the British Army Association.  Sir Winston Churchill has referred to Buckle as one of the “salamanders born in the furnace,” who survived “to lead,to command, and to preserve the sacred continuity”.His history has been featured on blog ...

Dedication of Gunner Howard memorial

The dedication to Gunner Howard was attended by Lewisham Mayor Sir Steve Bullock, as well as the organiser Cpl. Tim Needham and Prince Shange, the direct descendent  of the leader of the Zulu forces at Rorke's Drift.

Dedication of memorial to Rorke’s Drift veteran, Gunner Arthur Howard

On Sunday 16th September, there will be a dedication of memorial to Gunner Arthur Howard at Brockley Cemetery.  The event will take place from approximately 11:30am to 12:15pm. The initiative to fund the headstone was that of Corporal Bugler Tim Needham, Royal Marines, who started a campaign to have the defenders of Rorke's Drift memorialised.    ...