End of First World War Centenary and Remembrance Day 2018
11am, Sunday 11 November 2018
Each year, on the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we remember the end of the First World War in 1918 known as Armistice Day and this year marks the 100 year anniversary.
We especially remember the soldiers from Surrey who gave their lives and on Sunday, their names on the rolls of honour will be read out in churches around the county. The fallen were from many different backgrounds, many very young with one soldier from Dorking being only 15 years old. We remember them all and the terrible sacrifice they gave for the freedom of the people of their time and for the freedom we have today.
The centenary falls on Remembrance Sunday 2018 that commemorates and honours all those who have lost their lives in conflicts and those who have returned with serious injuries or illnesses and have had to live with the physical and mental scars of war. We remember them and we hope for a better and more peaceful world.
- The Poppy Appeal Every year, poppies are worn to support the work of The Royal British Legion who provide practical help to the Armed Forces and their families.
Armistice Day Centenary Events
There are a number of events taking place across the County to commemorate the one hundred year anniversary:
- 7 November - An event to remember the last local man to fall in battle at Bourne Hall, Ewell
- 8 November - Keep the home fires burning at Camberley Theatre
- 10 November - Armistice Commemoration at Surrey History Centre
- 11 November - The Last Remembrance Sunday Words and Music Tribute in Dorking
- 11 November - WW1 Armistice Day Centenary Concert in Dorking
- 11 November - National Chain of Beacons at Bourne Hall, Ewell
For more information about events in your area, please see:
- Armed forces calendar
- Surrey in the Great War - A county remembers
- Armistice 2018 on Gov.uk
- First World War Centenary website
- Borough and district council websites
Surrey in the First World War
- Surrey in the Great War
- The First World War in Surrey 100 years on
- First World War Private Strudwick, the fifteen year old soldier from Dorking
- Surrey Roll of Honour
Every Man Remembered
The Royal British Legion are working with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and Ancestry.co.uk for every single man and woman from across the Commonwealth who fell in the First World War to be individually commemorated by those alive today. To take part in this historic and significant act of remembrance, visit the Every Man Remembered website.