Hertfordshire there are various memorials
and rolls of honour dedicated to those men and women who fell
in various wars. These memorials and rolls cover many centuries
in some cases, most World War One and Two.
any conflict there are certain acts of bravery or defiance that
are noticeable above others. For these acts citations and medals
have been awarded.
anybody has information for those of the Second World War, Boer
War, or the like similar to those supplied for the First World
War then I would gladly post these as well.
other source of information is photographs andd there are several
that have been supplied without details - do
you know who they are?
Note: Every attempt has been made to transcribe this information
accurately but there are occasions that the information supplied
is incorrect or errors occur during transcription. We do not wish
to cause offence to any families of the men detailed here and
will change the relevant information when informed.
note that places detailed on these memorials may appear in the
wrong county. This information has been transcribed from the records
given and, as the men were parochial, the information supplied
at enlistment was the view of the men and the county they thought
they resided in.
Hertfordshireshire there are memorials to be found that
reveal the men and women who have served and fallen in various
wars or of the various military units that have served from
within the bounds of this area. These pages have been dedicated
to recording these memorials.
be paid to the Commonwealth
War Graves Commission from whose records it has been
possible to detail much of this information.
uniquely there are ten street memorials in the Abbey parish
of St. Albans that commemorate the dead of the First World
War who lived in those streets. Wall plaques record the
names of more than 100 men, including nine pairs of brothers,
who from the small group of homes that surrounded the Abbey
left to fight for King and Country and never returned. These
are documented in the book "THE STREET MEMORIALS OF
ST ALBANS ABBEY PARISH" by Alice Goodman published
by St Alban's and Hertfordshire Architectural and Archaeological
Society 1987 ISBN 0 901194 08 5
WHO PASSED AWAY DECEMBER 2007
A PROLIFIC CONTRIBUTOR
TO THIS SITE
SHE WILL BE SORELY MISSED
WHO PASSED AWAY 2018
those of you with an interest in the World War 1 there is The
British Army in the Great War, World
War 1 - Trenches on the Web, the Regimental
Warpath and the Cambridgeshire branch of the Western
Front Association. Cliff Brown, Chairman of the Cambridgeshire
branch of the WFA, Dave Edwards, Lynda Smith and Phil Cume have
generously added detail to the names recorded for many of these
memorials giving details of those who died. These names are all
taken from the main local war memorial (i.e. the town or village
memorial). Some extra names are added on the end when they crop
up elsewhere in the town/village, such as someone buried in the
further reading when researching World War 1 relatives then there
is a book published by the Federation of Family History Societies
for family Historians entitled "World War I Army Ancestry
- Third Edition" by Norman Holding ISBN 1 86006 056 2.
pages are available for transcripts of these memorials and
rolls of honour. If you have a transcription of, or you
are willing to transcribe, a Hertfordshire memorial or roll
of honour for these pages then please contact me, the email
address is below.
acknowledgements for assistance with these pages must go
to Lynda Smith, Christopher Comber, Carolynn Langley, Claire
Langley, Rosalyn Knight, David Goble, Alan Cooper, Gordon
Gliby, Robert Dye, Janet Graves, Andy Pay, Martin Hagger,
Vernon Masterman and
many others - thank you all.
and cemeteries maintained by the War Graves Commission for
the Western Front are described and pictured on the Internet.
There is also another site that describes
these memorials. Details of Kranji War Cemetery and Taiping
can be found in the Overseas
of the cap badges are
laid out, on a separate page.
section contains various news reports and cuttings, old
and new, with reference to the memorials in and around Huntingdonshire.
To view the section please click
to other sites that you may find useful.
War 1 & 2 -Hertfordshire