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Peabody and World War One
This section commemorates World War One, and its impact on our residents and communities.
Our records show that by 1916 there were 2,637 Peabody residents serving with the armed forces. We believe 350–400 died on active service.
Stories, images and memories of World War One — from Peabody residents.
If you have anything you'd like to share, here's how to contact us.
A Peabody resident took some of the most dramatic photos of World War One.
View a selection here.
There are memorials on four of our estates.
Find out where, and see some photos.
Some of the residents who served...
...and the sacrifices they made.
Are you or your children planning a trip to France, Belgium, or another place where World War One conflict took place?
Please let us know if you would be willing to visit war cemeteries to take photos of Peabody servicemen's graves.
During the First World War Thamesmead was part of Woolwich Arsenal.
The manufacture of munitions which took place there was vital to the war effort.