21 May 2023
Epsom Cemetery - War Graves Week Tours
War Graves Week is an initiative aimed at encouraging people from the local community to come together and discover the World War heritage on their doorstep – learning about the stories of those commemorated by the CWGC and the skills, dedication and expertise of those CWGC staff and volunteers who work to keep their memory alive.
MEETING POINT: The civic War Memorial at the north end of the cemetery, corner of Treadwell Road and Ashley Road. Postcode KT18 5JX.
Parking nearby; toilets available; uneven ground; not suitable for wheelchairs.
There are 182 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war and 49 of the 1939-1945 war here. 149 of the 1914-18 war burials are commemorated at the North end of the plot on a Screen Wall, upon which are bronze panels bearing the names of those buried in the plot. The bronze panels were provided from a fund held by the Horton (County of London) War Hospital, the Horton Hospital, the Manor (County of London) War Hospital and the Woodcote Park Military Convalescent Hospital.
Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring a water bottle with you if needed. We will not be able to provide refreshments.