Monuments & Memorials

The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment and its forebears (in common with most of the British Army) served all around the world from the seventeenth century onwards, and the practice of erecting monuments to notable actions and memorials to the soldiers who died fighting in them, often at the sites of the actions, grew from those times onwards. In Britain, particularly from the time of the Napoleonic Wars onwards, memorials were placed in churches and chapels, and monuments in public places. Public war memorials became very much more widespread after the First World War, a process repeated after World War II. There are many thousands of War Graves, providing memorials to individual soldiers. From the First World War onwards, the majority of these are overseas in cemeteries established and maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, near the scenes of the fighting, but British churchyards and cemeteries contain a good number, generally singly or in small groups.

Memorials, First & Second World Wars & Post War 1945-1966
First & Second World War Rolls of Honour (CWGC)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Memorials within the Chapels
Guildford Cathedral, Holy Trinity Guildford, All Saints, Kingston-upon-Thames

Brass Memorial Plaque,
St James’ Church Tower, Karnal
The Cemetery At Ambala
St Andrew’s Church Ferozepore

Nowshera Cemetery
Rawal Pindi Cemetery

The Albuhera Memorial


Emmanuel Church, Stoughton

The Memorials at Bayonne and Biaritz

Colours of the 31st Regiment above the Monument in Canterbury Cathedral

22nd Bn The London Regiment (Queen’s) Memorial
3rd Volunteer Bn. The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
The 1/24th and 2/24th Bn The London Regiment (The Queen's) Memorial

The Medjez-El-Bab Memorial

The Barrack Memorial Plaques
The Plaque at Cardwells Keep, Stoughton, Guildford
The Plaque at The Barracks, Kings Road, Kingston-upon-Thames

The Queen’s Royal Surrey Regiment Monument Putney Heath
(Raising of The Tangier Regiment)

The Medenine Gun

In the grounds of Guildford Castle, Surrey

The Risquons-Tout Memorial

The Scafati Memorial, Italy

The Queen's Shrine, Croydon Parish Church

Memorial Plaques & Scrolls - WWI

Howe Barracks Bombing Memorial


Other Monument & Memorials

CWGC Rolls of Honour


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