A book that uniquely captures the human side of the impact of the First World War on Carshalton is now available.

Author Andrew Arnold will be at Waterstones in Sutton on Thursday 23rd October from 6-7pm to sign copies of the book. “Their Name Liveth for Evermore” has taken more than six years to research and write and documents the lives of all those whose names are recorded on Carshalton’s war memorial.

Subtitled “Carshalton’s First World War Roll of Honour” the book came about after a visit to the memorial by Andrew and his father.

“We were in the Greyhound for a drink and decided to walk across the road,” he said.

“A couple of the names on the memorial stood out and we later looked up more details about them, and it it all started from there.”

Father of one Andrew then had to undertake months and months of painstaking research as he tracked down further information about each of the men.

“The names became real people and I am privileged to have met so many of their family members who have helped me with information and photos, and in return I have been able to explain the part their ancestors played in the war,” said Andrew.

The book is published by The History Press.