The memorials are located on the walls of the John Smedley Ltd. Knitwear Factory, Lea Road
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The war memorials at Lea Mills, First World War on the left, Second World War on the right

IN MEMORY OF THE MEN WHO WENT FROM LEA MILLS AND DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918

L/CPL HUBERT PETTS 10TH SHERWOOD FORESTERS
ST ELOI MARCH 3RD 1916

PTE ARTHUR BROWN 1/6TH SHERWOOD FORESTERS
NEUVILLE ST ELOI APRIL 17TH 1916

L/CPL WILFRED KEELING 10TH SHERWOOD FORESTERS
CONTALMAISON JULY 7TH 1916

SERGT FRED FOX 5TH DORSETS
ARRAS AUG. 5TH 1916

PTE JOSIAH FLETCHER 1/6TH SHERWOOD FORESTERS
DOULLENS SEPT. 3RD 1916

PTE BERTRAM SHELDON 1/6TH SHERWOOD FORESTERS
ST ELOI OCT. 8TH 1916

PTE HARRY ALFRED THORPE 1/6TH SHERWOOD FORESTERS
THIEPVAL OCT. 9TH 1916

PTE JOHN WILLIAM POYSER 6TH YORK & LANCASTERS
BEAUMONT HAMEL JAN. 17TH 1917

PTE CHARLES FRANCIS HOLMES 10TH K. O. YORKS. L. INF.
TINCOURT FEB. 6TH 1918

PTE FRED GREGORY 18TH WELSH REGT.
AIRE DEC. 24TH 1918

“They were a wall unto us both by night and by day”


IN MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM LEA MILLS WHO FELL IN THE WORLD WAR 1939 – 1945

ALWYN BENTLEY SERGEANT R.A.F.
AT SEA OFF MALTA 9TH MAY 1942

MAURICE HENRY BOWLER GDSMN. GRENADIER GDS.
BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE 30TH JULY 1944

LEONARD BRADLEY CPL. R. DRAGOON GUARDS
HAIFA 29TH JUNE 1946

JOHN BROOM PRIVATE SHERWOOD FORESTERS
AT SEA OFF THAILAND 14TH SEPTEMBER 1944

JOHN SAMUEL FEARN PTE. HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
ISSUM 5TH MAR. 1945

PERCIVAL JOHNSON LANCE SERGEANT GRENADIER GDS.
ITALY 8TH NOV. 1943

WILLIAM STANLEY NEWTON PRIVATE PIONEER CORPS
RYES 17TH JUNE 1944

IVOR GLYN PATTISON CAPTAIN ROYAL ARTILLERY
ANZIO 30TH JANUARY 1944

FRANCIS REX PICKERING SERGEANT R.A.F.
WOUMEN 31ST OCTOBER 1942

IT IS BETTER FOR US TO PERISH IN BATTLE THAN TO LOOK UPON THE OUTAGE OF OUR NATION AND OUR ALTARS AS THE WILL OF GOD IS IN HEAVEN EVEN SO LET HIM DO

Sources used:
Soldiers Died in the Great War CD-Rom
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Ancestry

All photographs copyright of Chris Preston