Remembering Herne Hill 1914-18

This is a new volunteer-led project to tell the story of all those from Herne Hill who served in the First World War - as well as other residents who suffered as a result of the conflict. We’ve just been awarded £5,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund thanks to money raised by National Lottery players.

We will publish a book and an online memorial. It will require extensive research to identify the names of, we believe, over 300 casualties and find out more about their lives. We will also investigate the stories of other residents who lived through the war, including those of German origin.

The project will be run jointly with the Charter School, Red Post Hill. The school’s involvement will be led by their Head of History, Dan Townsend. Dan has experience of leading a successful heritage project as co-founder in 2012 of Herts at War. [external link]

A minimum of 30 volunteer researchers of all ages will be required. If you are interested in finding out how you could take part, please send an email to memorial@hernehillsociety.org.uk.

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World War I Interactive Map

As part of our initial research, with the Dulwich Society and other local groups we built an interactive Google map which records church memorial plaques for individual soldiers, together with stories from the ‘Home Front’.

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Just click on the markers on the Google Map for more information.

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Map of bombs dropped on London by Zeppelins and Gothas (detail)

WWI bombing map

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