Like communities across the country, Egham residents felt the impact of war. Men were called-up to fight for King and County with many not returning. During the Great War, Holloway Sanatorium was used to treat injured officers.
Egham’s proximity to London meant it was vulnerable to air attack during the Second World War. Eighteen people were killed from air raids in Egham, 27 were seriously injured and a further 49 incidents of damage to property was recorded.