During the First World War, over 760 people who either lived or worked within the boundaries of the modern Borough of Woking lost their lives due to enemy action.
The Woking War Memorial is situated in the town square and displays the names of those who fell
in the Great War.
Today the memorial plays it's role as a place of
respect for all those who have lost there lives
protecting our nation in battles old and new.
The annual remembrance day service is held
in the square as well as many other events
held as a mark of respect to our service men and women.
Originally the V.E. Day parade ended at the first memorial site at Sparrow Park near Victoria Arch (see pictures below), The Woking Squadron band led the parade, which formed up at the British Legion Hall in Maybury Road, and marched through the town to the service. There were hundreds of people taking part, far more than attend today.