Project Description

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.
Welsh slate memorial, designed and hand-carved by Mark Brooks and installed in Herne Hill station in November 2019


Organised by

The Herne Hill Society


Greater London





2017-06-01, 2019-11-11


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;; CWGC Database; The Long Long Trail website.