A commemorative plaque remembering Streatham’s war dead is to be erected at the Streatham war memorial.

Lambeth Council has agreed to fund the plaque honouring the hundreds of fallen soldiers from the area following a campaign by current Streatham MP Keith Hill and the Streatham Guardian.

The plaque is expected to be unveiled on the memorial plynth – which currently has no inscription – at a ceremony in the early summer.

A bronze-effect plaque is to be used because of concerns a real bronze plaque could be stolen and melted down.

It will read: “In honour of the men and women of Streatham who gave their lives in the service of their country in two world wars 1914-1918 and 1939-45 and in other conflicts.

"At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them. From the people of Streatham 2010.”

The campaign for the plaque was launched last November to coincide with Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day.

It was felt the sacrifice given by Streatham’s residents in conflict deserved more modern day recognition.

As part of the campaign, work is also underway by the Streatham Society to create a book of remembrance with a definitive list of the names of all the fallen soldiers.

It is likely to be stored at St Andrew’s Church opposite the memorial, or in Streatham library.

The campaign has been supported by the Streatham Society, the Royal British Legion and Lambeth Council. It was led by outgoing MP Mr Hill, who has effectively made it the last action of his time in office.

Mr Hill said: “I am grateful to the Streatham Guardian for its support in the campaign and for the very positive response of council leaders.

"The remembrance day service has played a big part in my life as the Streatham MP and this is a fitting conclusion to my tenure in office.”

The Bishop of Southwark, and the Lord Lieutenant of London, whose predecessors were present at the inauguration of the war memorial in 1922, are to be invited to the unveiling ceremony.