Godalming Joint Burial Committee

Godalming Old Contemptibles Association
Godalming Old Contemptibles Association
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First World War Centenary

Godalming Commemorates

August 4, 2014 marks the begining of the national commemoration of the centenary of the First World War and is the first of six national memorial days to be held between August 2014 and November 2018

On behalf of the whole community Godalming Town Council is honouring the lives of the 281 young men from the former Borough of Godalming who are know to have died; along with those who served and others affected by the war and the families who suffered.

As part of its research identifying the names of those from Godalming who died during the war, the Town Council has produced a supplement to the original Roll of Honour which lists an additional 117 men who died during the war, along with further details of those already recorded. A facsimile of the original Roll of Honour with the new Centenary Supplement has been presented by the Mayor of Godalming to Godalming Museum. A 1915 lantern has been lit in the Parish Church as a vigil light. This will be kept alight from 4 August 2014 to 11 November 2018 as a continuous act of remembrance during the centenary period for those who made the ultimate sacrifice.


Godalming Old Contemptibles at the War Memeorial 1947 (Godalming Old Contemptibles at the War Memeorial 1947)