BrNbLt-IcAAFCjhWelcome to my blog! I’m Andrew Arnold and I’m an avid reader and researcher of the First World War.

My first visit to the Somme in 2008 followed my discovery earlier that year that several members of my family had served in the First World War and one had been killed in 1917 – you can read about my research into him here.


Their Name Liveth for EvermoreSince late 2008 I have been researching the men from my local area, Carshalton in Surrey, who died in the war and are commemorated on the local war memorial. My book about the men, Their Name Liveth for Evermore: Carshalton’s First World War Roll of Honour, was published by The History Press in October 2014. The book can be purchased from Amazon here:

Their Name Liveth for Evermore: Carshalton’s First World War Roll of Honour



I am also particularly interested in the war service of The Queens’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) and the East Surrey Regiment, and I’m dipping in out of researching men on the other war memorials local to me.

I have written for ArgunnersCentenary News and Sutton Voice, and have reviewed books, DVDs and apps for: The History VaultReveille Press,  Warfare Magazine, The History Press, Pen & Sword, Uniform Press, Helion & CompanyTommies Guides, FireStep Publishing, East Surrey Family History Society, Icon Books, and Military Research. Please contact me if you would like your book, DVD, or app reviewed.

I have extensive experiencing using a variety of archives and sources and am available for assistance with archival research or research projects. I can also undertake research into individual soldiers; please contact me for a quote.

You can contact me by email at: carshaltonwarmemorial@yahoo.co.uk

I am also on Twitter – @ww1geek_andy

My Flickr page of war memorials – www.flickr.com/photos/131282629@N06/sets

Carshalton War Memorial website – www.carshaltonwarmemorial.webs.com



One Response to About

  1. Penny Eggebrecht says:

    Howard Bertie Strong of the Queen’s Royal West Surrey was my Great Uncle and I have an oil painting of him in uniform and some documents/papercuttings that my Grandmother Ruby his sister kept until the end of her life. she adored her brother who died the week she was 21. I put in their childhood address and your name came up.

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