As we move ahead into
another century, it is important to remember the lessons and
sacrifices of the last.
The names of the men who
made the ultimate sacrifice stand as testament to their lives on our
village war memorials and monuments. As the last of their generation
who can personally recall them fade, it is important that they are
remembered as more than just names.
I hope to collate as much
information as possible on the men of Ewhurst who fell in the First
World War so that this may be held within the village history for
generations to come.
Should you have any details,
or be related to any of the men who appear on the Ewhurst Roll of
Honour, I would very much like to hear from you.
The Brooding Soldier, Vancouver Corner, Ypres
The Parish of Ewhurst,
Surrey is a rural community lying at the foot of the Surrey Hills
encompassing the village of Ewhurst and the settlement of Ellen’s
Green to the south.
The War Memorial and the
Roll of Honour in the church of St Peter & St Paul details 51 names
of men who gave their lives during the First World War or died of
their injuries afterwards. A number of these men are also remembered
on a separate memorial plaque in Ellen’s Green.
Some errors in names do
occur and part of this project is to ensure that in future records
these are not exacerbated and any omissions are rectified.
Similarly, I hope that
the interest generated may be focused in a re-dedication of the
Memorial on the Centenary of the commencement of the First World