Carshalton war memorial 1929 1Following a hugely successful launch of the initiative Sutton Remembers WW1 : The War Graves more than 50 offers of support have been received for what is likely to be one of the most significant projects the borough has seen to commemorate the First World War.

The event hosted by chair of the Friends of Sutton Life Centre, Tony Brett Young outlined the aims of the project which has received support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the London Borough of Sutton.

The group is now looking for two volunteer co-ordinators who will be able to oversee the work of groups which are being established to focus on the two major cemeteries, Bandon Hill and Sutton.

If there are people who believe they can help us with this project, please contact Tony Brett Young by writing to the emailSuttonremembers@gmail.com

The initiative is being overseen by the Sutton Remembers WW1 group which was established three years ago to collate, encourage and undertake acts of commemoration during the centenary of the First World War.

“There has been a very strong response to the initiative which we hope will ensure the many war graves which are in the borough across seven cemeteries continue to be a focus of remembrance and recollection for many years to come,” said Mr Brett Young.