Remembering Herne Hill 1914-18 is a volunteer-run project that has mapped the addresses and researched the stories of hundreds of local men killed in the First World War. There is no civic war memorial in Herne Hill – although there are several church-based and small community memorials. Until recently, the true scale of our community’s losses in the First World War was not known. We were awarded £5,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, thanks to money raised by National Lottery players.
We are still identifying and researching Herne Hill’s war casualties (possibly as many as 700), and are investigating the stories of other residents who lived through the war, including those of German origin.
The website currently contains details of 429 fatalities. See http://memorial.hernehillsociety.org.uk
Our latest project concerns the commissioning of a new war memorial to go into Herne Hill station for 11 November 2019.