A new memorial cross for the soldiers in Carshalton who died in World War One has been revealed.

This Saturday (July 15) will be the official unveiling of the memorial at Wrythe Green from 11 am.

‘The Men of the Wrythe’ will be the name of the cross that remembers the 45 soldiers from the area who never returned home from The Great War.

Mayor of Sutton, Cllr Jean Crossby, who will be unveiling the memorial, said: “One hundred years on, the men who fought in the First World War continue to earn our absolute respect and humility for the sacrifice they made.

“The Men of the Wrythe represent thousands of others across the country who similarly gave their lives, with a devastating effect on the small communities where they lived. It is a history lesson from which this generation can continue to learn.

“It is a great privilege for me to unveil this new memorial to honour the Men of the Wrythe which also acts as a fitting tribute to the men and women of more recent conflicts and indeed today’s Armed Forces who serve our country.

“I hope everyone will join us for what promises to be a very special day of commemoration as well as celebration.”

The cross is made of granite and was carved over several weeks by master stonemasons.