Surrey in the Great War: A County Remembers

Margaret Trevenen Arnold (1884 – 1916)

Text and research courtesy of Margaret Arnold’s family and Vivienne Bennett Margaret Trevenen Arnold was one of 25 members of the Surrey Branch of the British Red Cross who died or were killed while on active service in the First World War. She was a nurse with the VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment), serving at No 16 […]

Surrey in the Great War: A County Remembers Project Newsletter – Summer 2015

A huge hello from the Surrey in the Great War project team, Kirsty Bennett and Imogen Middleton! The team has been in place for only three months, and it is all systems go, working with Surrey schools, local history groups and individuals to collect stories of Surrey on the home front during the 1914-18 conflict. […]

Surrey in the Great War: Showcase Events 19th September and 7th November

One hundred years ago, Surrey was playing its part in the first global war between modern, industrial nations. It was a conflict which called for previously unthinkable sacrifices by the county’s people, young and old, rich and poor. How did Surrey respond? Surrey Heritage, through its four-year Heritage Lottery Fund-supported project Surrey in the Great […]

WW1. Surrey Remembers. Original Print Edition.

The project To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Great War, APS (Arts Partnership Surrey) has commissioned Ochre Print Studios to produce four original screen prints. In response, Ochre Print Studios invited artists from across Surrey and beyond to submit designs for consideration as an edition of 40 prints. Artists were asked to consider […]

Can you help? Surrey Firemen in the Great War

The Surrey Fire Museum Trust located at the Surrey Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters in Reigate are researching information on any Surrey firemen who went on to serve in the armed forces during the First World War and who were sadly ‘killed in action’ during their service. To date only 6 firemen have been identified […]

Surrey in the Great War: A County Remembers Project Newsletter – May 2015

Welcome to the very first newsletter for this exciting Surrey Heritage project. It may seem that all has gone quiet since the announcement of our HLF funding success back in January, but we have been very busy behind the scenes setting everything in place for the project to get into full swing very soon. To […]

Heritage Lottery Fund support for major Surrey-wide First World War commemoration project

Surrey Heritage, part of Surrey County Council, has been awarded £458,800 by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its ambitious project ‘Surrey in the Great War: A County Remembers’. The project is at the heart of the county’s commemoration of the First World War and the quest to understand how the war changed the face […]

A County Remembers: Surrey in the Great War 1914-1918

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED? There are lots of different ways to contribute to ‘A County Remembers: Surrey in the Great War’….: Host a Project Roadshow at your local community event Look in your loft or attic for family mementoes of the First World War: letters, medals or diaries from those at the Front or […]

A County Remembers: Surrey in the Great War 1914-1918

WELCOME! Welcome to the Project Blog for ‘A County Remembers: Surrey in the Great War 1914-1918’ – Surrey’s contribution to the commemoration of the Centenary of the First World War. ‘A County Remembers: Surrey in the Great War 1914-1918’ is about mobilising Surrey’s residents, communities and organisations to research the impact of the Great War […]