It was to the sound of whistle blasts at 07.30 on July 1st, 1916 that there started the Battle of the Somme, during which more than one million men were wounded or killed, making it one of the bloodiest battles in human history.

Carshalton & Wallington Royal British Legion Branch are one of a number of groups from across the borough combining to deliver a unique act of remembrance for those that died in this battle, World War One’s largest, that itself ended November 18th, 1916.

At 07.30 am on Friday July 1st whistle blasts will echo across the ponds by Carshalton War Memorial followed by an Act of Homage by Carshalton & Wallington Royal British Legion Branch.