Category Archives: Surrey

East & West Molesey War Memorial

We’re messing about on the river today. Or next to the river.  Spot the war memorial. Private Henry Arthur Waters, Royal Sussex Regiment, killed on 12th November 1917 aged 23.  His name can be found on the Tyne Cot Memorial … Continue reading

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Witley (Milford) Cemetery

A few years ago now, I spent a day digging at the site of the old Canadian Military Camp at Witley (you might remember it – there’ll be a link at the end of the post anyway).  Since then I … Continue reading

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Landseer’s Prototype?

Whilst visiting a Surrey churchyard this afternoon I came across this grave of a pilot with the Experimental Squadron of the R.A.F. who was killed in a flying accident on 8th May 1918. 

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Brockham War Memorial

    And I cannot even begin to tell you what we used to get up to in this beautiful Surrey village back in the 1980s, when friends owned a house next door to one of the two pubs on the … Continue reading

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Dorking War Memorial

Dorking war memorial. Plenty of names,… …264 in total,… …and one in particular, top right,… …who tends to attract the most attention, proved once again by the fact that he is the only man on the memorial who has featured … Continue reading

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Epsom & Ewell War Memorial & Epsom Cemetery

The entrance to Epsom Cemetery.  One of our regular readers (hello Morag!) commented the other day on the lack of text accompanying a recent ‘Back in Blighty’ post so, moving swiftly from the sublime to the ridiculous, or maybe the … Continue reading

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Redhill War Memorial

In anticipation.

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