After the Great War of 1914 - 1918 the Borough of Epsom erected a memorial in Ashley Road
, outside the cemetery, consisting of a large stone cross, and panels around, bearing the names of 265 Epsom people who were killed in the war.
After the second world war many communities throughout the country added the names of their fallen to the existing Great War memorials
. However, rather than try to add names to the Ashley Road memorial, Epsom decided to produce a "BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE". The book lists the names of 342 Epsom people who were killed, and includes civilians who were killed by 'enemy action', presumably as a result of air raids.
The book, housed in a specially made display cabinet, is available for viewing in the Information Centre of the Town Hall. Under the protection of glass, a different page is shown each week.
On the wall next to the display case is a wooden plaque that records the names of the 12 Council staff who died as a result of the war, some of whom are also recorded in the Book of Remembrance. Also on the wall near the display cabinet is short piece of framed text that gives a very brief summary of events in the Borough in war time. They are included on this web page, after the names in the Book of Remembrance.
In time we hope to provide some basic information about each person listed, but feel we should complete the huge task of providing information on the fallen of the Great War. Meanwhile we rely on family members and friends to to supply any information they can on an individual by individual basis this information which is held on a separate supplementary page
. If anyone has any information about one of the names in the Book or Remembrance or is interested in carrying out research into the Borough's fallen of the Wars please contact the webmaster.