On November 11th 1998, the 80th anniversary of the Armistice, a new University War Memorial was dedicated in the Woolwich Island Site buildings; it is now in the south entrance to the Dreadnought Building. It was deigned by Peter Doyle, a member of University staff after painstaking research to recreate the three lost memorials for Woolwich Polytechnic and Polytechnic Secondary Schools students and staff, and members of the Athletic Club. To mark the Centenary, in National Archives week, we have produced a memorial poster for each of the lost.


Using the  poster produced by the Nation Archives we have commemorated the centenary of the Armistice with a collection of images and text from records in the University Archive relating to the First World War. The posters are on display in the Mansion Library at Avery Hill and the exhibition space in Stockwell Street.

Woolwich Polytechnic MagazineChristmas in the trenches 1915

Woolwich Polytechnic Magazine – The Sturton brothers

Woolwich Polytechnic Magazine – Arthur Illtyd Wates Horlock

Woolwich Polytechnic Magazine – ‘To Absent Ones’ Christmas Card

Woolwich Polytechnic MagazinePro Patria

Woolwich Polytechnic Magazine Editorial Notes

Woolwich Polytechnic Magazine – News from the trenches

Woolwich Polytechnic Magazine – Christmas Day 1915

Woolwich Polytechnic Magazine – A letter from Picardy

Woolwich Polytechnic Magazine – A letter from the trenches

Woolwich Polytechnic Magazine – Pro Patria

Avery Hill – Groundsmen and Gardeners enlisted

Avery Hill – Southwood Hospital

Avery Hill – Captain Arthur North