Elmbridge Borough

In 1914 the parishes that now make up Elmbridge Borough came under five different rural and urban district councils which were responsible for matters such as public health, housing and sanitation and took on many additional responsibilities during the war such as food control.

  • Cobham and Stoke D’Abernon were administered by Epsom Rural District Council.  Minutes and other records of the Council for the war years are held at Surrey History Centre under the reference 6070 and 2308.  Both parishes also had Parish Councils which dealt with more local matters.  Records for Cobham Parish Council and Stoke D’Abernon Parish Council are held under the reference 3419.
  • East Molesey and West Molesey were administered by East and West Molesey Urban District Council.  Minutes and other records of the Council for the war years are held at Surrey History Centre under the reference 3419 and 3309.
  • Esher, Long Ditton and Thames Ditton were administered by Esher and the Dittons Urban District Council.  Minutes and other records of the Council for the war years are held at Surrey History Centre under the reference 3419 and 3309.
  • Walton on Thames and Weybridge both comprised urban districts on their own, being governed by Walton on Thames Urban District Council (UDC) and Weybridge Urban District Council.  Records of Walton on Thames UDC during the war years are held at Surrey History Centre under the reference Ac1229, 3309 and 4556.  Records of Weybridge UDC are held under the references Ac1229, Ac1321, Ac734, 3309 and 4556.

Find out more about Elmbridge’s history on the Exploring Surrey’s Past website.

Click here to find out more about the First World War memorials in the Borough of Elmbridge. If you have information about other First World War memorials in the Borough of Elmbridge that are not listed please use the form below to send details to the project team.

To see more detail about places in the Elmbridge Borough click on the links below:

Claygate
Cobham
East Molesey
Esher
Hersham
Long Ditton
Oxshott
Stoke D’Abernon
Thames Ditton
Walton on Thames
West Molesey
Weybridge

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