Headley's War Memorials - Introduction

The purpose of this website is to change the names on Headley's war memorials from inscriptions to people. Where possible this begins with the formal detail of when and where they died, the unit they were serving with and so on.

It is hoped that over time members of their family or those the families of those who knew them may come forward with information and photos about the life behind the name. There may also be information from the local newspapers or church or club magazines of the time.

Where the person is buried or commemorated elsewhere, perhaps someone will provide good quality images of the headstone.

The Headley War Memorials - from History of Headley edited by JC Stuttard (Leatherhead & District Local History Society, 2001)

WWI p54: Many young Headley men were called to the colours and 11 lost their lives on military service; they are remembered in a Roll of Honour at the parish church.

WWI p56: In the early 1920s Headley, like other parts of the country, was still recovering from the exigencies of war. Its trials were remembered when in September 1921 in the parish church a War Memorial was unveiled by Major-General Sir Edmund Ironside: the names of the Headley men killed in the war are inscribed on a tablet, and there is another tablet like it in the Village Hall.

St Mary's, Headley, Surrey
WWII p61: About 75 Headley men served in the forces during the [Second World] war. Three of these lost their lives and after the war a tablet was placed in St Mary's Church in memory of them.