Commemoration of those lost in first war

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One.

An estimated 35 million people were killed, wounded or went missing during ‘the war to end all wars’ – and Crawley had its share of losses.

The Memorial Gardens gates carry the names of 111 Crawley and Ifield men who lost their lives during the conflicts of 1914-1918.

The Crawley Observer plans to run a series of articles about the Great War.

Do you have any old photos of men from Crawley, Ifield, Three Bridges and Horley who fought during World War One?

Are their any tales of family history which you would like to share?

Contact Karen Dunn on 01293 845058 or email