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This project explores how Surrey and its people responded to the Great War. The shape of Surrey has changed considerably throughout its history, find out more here. Use the links in the menu to left to explore Surrey’s Great War heritage, either through the modern borough and district links or by using the A-Z listing. Surrey people were involved in all aspects of the war at Home and Abroad, including the Western Front, Eastern Front and Gallipoli. Many Surrey people are recorded on memorials outside the county. The county’s memorials also record the sacrifice made by people from across the globe, including New Zealand and India, find out more here and use the search box at the top of the page to find people and memorials in our database.

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Arthur Ralph Notley

Surrey man who was imprisoned for two years on account of him being an 'absolutist'.

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Air-Raid Refugees from London

Stoke d'Abernon parish council was looking for emergency accommodation for London air-raid refugees.

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Private Albert Edward Tickner

On 25 November 1913, Albert, joined the East Surrey Regiment’s Territorial Force for a period of...

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Company Serjeant Major John Percy Batey

John had a promising professional career as a chemist before the war. During the war his skills were...