The Chertsey Town War Memorial was unveiled at a grand ceremony on 30 October 1921. Almost a century later, 129 names from the Great War and 63 names added after 1945 are displayed on the memorial.

Chertsey Town War Memorial unveiling ceremony on 30 October 1921.
Image courtesy of Chertsey Museum.

In the lead up to the memorial’s centenary in October 2021, we are publishing a series of blogs uncovering some long-forgotten stories. You will find out more about those who lost their lives during the Great War, those who returned, and about the bereaved families. You can also discover how the memorial itself was established, and about Chertsey as a community 100 years ago.

As well as drawing upon archived documents and newspapers from the period, the blogs will include testimonies from people with personal connections to the Chertsey Town War Memorial. If you have any family or other associations with the memorial, please get in touch. We want to hear from you.

This centenary commemorative project is curated by Ian Lacey, as part of his MA in Public History at Royal Holloway, University of London, in partnership with Chertsey Museum.

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