First World War centenary

August 2014 marked the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. The war was a turning point in world history. It claimed the lives of over 16 million people across the globe and had a huge impact on those who experienced it.

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council is very proud of the part that our residents played in the First World War and is determined that their bravery is remembered. 

Commemorative centenary programme

We want to give people an understanding of what the war meant to the soldiers fighting, those at home and how things changed as a result of the war.

To commemorate the centenary, we have collected local stories and images about the borough’s role in World War I and published them in these commemorative centenary programmes (all PDF):