On the 28th of April 1912 a Memorial Service took place at Battersea Town Hall to remember those who lost their lives in the Titanic disaster.
One year later, John Archer was elected the tenth Mayor of Battersea. The night of his election he declared: You have made history tonight. Battersea has done many things in its past, but the greatest thing that it has done is show that it has no colour predjudice, and that it recognizes a man for the work he has done.
When the Great War started, Battersea Town Hall was used as a recruiting office and the Council Chamber was used as a courtroom to trial conscientious objectors until the end of the conflict. The Lower Hall served as an air raid shelter throughout the war.