It is estimated that 22000 men from the borough fought in World War one.
There are various war memorials situated throughout the borough and this site has been set up to show each of the memorials and as far as possible research each of the men commemorated on them.
This database is being re-designed at present to Honour the men that fought in and survived the horrors of the Great War and came back to poverty, poor health and failed promises. If you would like to list your relative that survived contact us here So that we can add him on.
The men that survived were quickly forgotten about and you will not find any memorials to the hardship that they had to endure...Many were so poverty stricken that they had to sell the medals that they had been issued for scrap value. Their service and sacrifice has gone largely un-noticed until now...
Our database is growing all the time so check back often!
Check out our sister site Chingford War Memorial Project