Elmbridge Borough Council
Hersham Memorial Garden is regularly used by the community for picnics or local events and some trees and benches have kindly been donated by residents and associations. The garden is open all year round and can be visited at any time. The main feature is a war memorial, surrounded by wrought iron fencing and bedding. Over 900 Hersham men fought in the First World War, 115 were killed. The monument was erected in memory of those who had fallen and was unveiled on Sunday, 7 November 1920. In 1952, the Memorial was updated to include the 34 Hersham men who had died in action during the Second World War. Following the end of World War I, a captured German gun was displayed on the existing brick plinth. With the onset of World War II, the gun was removed and melted down to make British weapons.