World War One and Merton: Merton Remembers

The effects of World War One were felt by millions of people across Europe and beyond. Merton had its own heroes and families who had to survive often unimaginably difficult circumstances.

It has been a great privilege to meet people whose own parents were affected by the Great War of 1914-1918 as well as those who have a fascination with that period of history and how it has impacted on the area we now call the London Borough of Merton.

We’ll be adding stories about the First World War to our features section.

If you have your own story to tell about this significant time in our  history, please email