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Memorial to honour all of Godalming's war dead given go ahead

War memorial Godalming

8:07pm 20th March 2017
(Updated 5:42am 21st March 2017)

After nearly 100 years Godalming will be able to honour all those from the town who fell during 20th century conflicts.

The town is set to get a central war memorial in Phillips Memorial Park - but needs donations to make it a reality.

Godalming Town Council’s Policy & Management Committee agreed that commemorative plaques naming those from the town who fell during the First World War should to be installed alongside the existing plaques commemorating those who fell during WW2.

It also decided the names of those who fell in subsequent campaigns during the 20th century should be added.

Councillor Stefan Reynolds, the Chairman of the Policy & Management Committee said: “Although the war memorial located in the Phillips Memorial Park has been the focus of Godalming’s remembrance day since 1921, there is only a simple cross to commemorate those who died in the First World War and it was only decided by the Town Council in 1989, as part of the 70th anniversary commemorations of WW2, to add the names to the wall of the memorial of those who fell during WW2.

"Therefore I am delighted that we have decided to seek public subscriptions to add the names of the other 282 people who died in the WW1 and subsequent 20th century campaigns.”


Zadie Caudle widow of one resident, Peter Caudle, who knew many who fell in conflicts since the First World War has spoken of how much the memorial means to the town.

She said “Although born just a few year after the First World War, my late husband Peter, a lifelong Godhelmian, grew up surrounded by many of the Godalming families who lost fathers and sons during that terrible war.

"There are now very few of us left who still remember grandfathers who served during the First World War, not that it was called that then, and even fewer left whose fathers served in that war.

"We are the last generation who have a living memory to link us with those young men who served and died and I know that Peter would be extremely pleased that at long last we will have a fitting memorial to their memory located in the Phillips Memorial Park near his beloved Church Street.”

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Councillor David Hunter, Mayor of Godalming added that donations are needed to make the memorial happen.

He said: “The disagreements between various groups during the period 1919 to 1921 meant that Godalming failed to provide what so many of the bereaved families of the fallen wanted; a single memorial to commemorate their loved ones.

"Finally, 100 years after the end of the First World War, we have the opportunity to fulfil their wishes.

"I would like to call on our community who lost relatives during the Great War or just have a sense of history to help us to provide both a fitting memorial and the means to ensure that it remains a focus of our remembrance for another 100 years by donating to the Godalming War Memorial Fund.

"The fund has been founded by the generous support of the Caudle Memorial Trust.”

Anyone who wishes to discover if they have a relative from Godalming who died during the First World War can find out by visiting Godalming Museum and looking at the town’s role of honour, or by viewing it online at and going to the WW1 page.


Details on how to donate by online banking to the Godalming War Memorial Fund can be found by visiting www.godalmingtc.gov.uk 

Or you can donate by sending a cheque made payable to Godalming Town Council and sending it to the council at Municipal Buildings, Bridge Street, Godalming. GU7 1HT.

Please do add your name and address to the back of the cheque and mark it War Memorial Fund.

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