Remembering Herne Hill 1914-18

This is a 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 been awarded £5,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, thanks to money raised by National Lottery players.

It will need extensive research to identify the names of all the casualties and find out more about their lives. We will also investigate the stories of other residents who lived through the war, including conscientious objectors and those of German origin. The project is being run jointly by the Herne Hill Society and the Charter School. The school’s involvement will be led by the Head of History, Dan Townsend.

Call for volunteers!

This project will require lots of volunteer researchers over the next six months. Everyone will need some training and support, but no prior research experience is necessary. Could you spare some time?

The first task is to help complete the research on local soldiers who were killed in the conflict and upload the information to a website. The process is surprisingly simple, and all you need is to be able to use the internet and Microsoft Excel at a very basic level.

A formal training session will be held on Monday 13 November 2017 (6:00 - 7:30pm) at the Charter School. 

The only requirement is an interest in the history of Herne Hill. If you are interested in taking part, please send an email to