This volunteer-led project tells the story of all those from Herne Hill, South London, who served and died in the First World War. The database, which contains 555 records, was compiled and edited by a team of twenty researchers from the Herne Hill Society, with help from the students of the Charter School, North Dulwich, and other local people. As well as the website - which includes two maps showing where the casualties lived and where they were buried or commemorated - the research team published 'Grace's Story', a previously unknown account of a young girl growing up during and after the war, and commissioned a hand-carved slate memorial stone by Mark Brooks. It was installed in the booking hall of Herne Hill station and unveiled by Helen Hayes MP in November 2019. This project was funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
The Herne Hill Society
Herne Hill United Church; Herne Hill Baptist Church; Charter School; North Dulwich; Herne Hill Station
Focus and Research
Resources used for research
Archives in Lambeth and Southwark; local Church archives; London Metropolitan Archives; Kings College Hospital archive; the British Library; local newspapers including South London Press; family recollections; Ancestry.co.uk; CWGC Database; The Long Long Trail website.