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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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Witley - 1914

News about Witley and the outbreak of war taken from the 1914 Parish magazine.

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IN MEMORIAM - Doris Luker

In Memoriam to Doris Luker from the Woking News & Mail, Friday 13 February, 1920, Page 5.

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Private John William Spring

Prior to his military service John was a steward at St George’s Hill Golf Club in Weybridge.

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Soldiers Concert at Cranleigh

The soldiers from the Oaklands Hospital gave a concert on new Years Day at the local village hall