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HATFIELD PARK - WAR CEMETERY

World War 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2004 - Transcribed & photographed Carolynn & Claire Langley;
researched Lynda Smith

This cemetery is set back into the hillside up a set of steep winding steps, part of Hatfield Park, Hertfordshire. There is a white cross with 22 C.W.G.C headstones within a garden. There are two graves facing each other and the others are in two rows.

1939 - 1945 HATFIELD PARK WAR CEMETERY
This cemetery was built and is maintained by the
COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION.

From September 1939, Hatfield House was used as a military hospital. A small section of the park was enclosed and laid out as a cemetery for burials from this hospital, which was in use throughout the war. Hatfield Park War Cemetery contains 20 graves from the Second World War, together with the grave of a civilian airman, a flight test observer, who died in 1943. In addition, a special memorial headstone commemorates one casualty buried in the redundant churchyard of Digswell (St. John), Welwyn Garden City, whose grave could no longer be maintained.

ASKEY

Herbert

Gunner 1481454. 115 Battery, 26 Lt. A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery. Died on 8th December 1939. Aged 39. Son of Martha Askey; nephew of Thomas Askey, of Harpur Hill, Buxton, Derbyshire.

1481454 GUNNER H. ASKEY
ROYAL ARTILLERY
8TH DECEMBER 1939 AGE 39
REST IN PEACE

BIRD

Walter Fuller

Lance Serjeant 2047523. 334 Battery, 33 (19th County of London Regt.) Searchlight Regiment. Royal Artillery. Died on 22nd December 1940.

2O47523    L.SJT  W.F. BIRD
33RD SEARCHLIGHT REGT.
ROYAL ARTILLERY
LATELY 19th CO. OF LONDON REGT.
22nd DECEMBER 1940

BROOM

Wilfred Henry

Squadron Leader (Nav.) 64898. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 12th May 1944. Aged 24. Son of James and Elsie Hazelden Broom, of Streatham, London.

SQUADRON LEADER
W.H. BROOM
NAVIGATOR ROYAL AIR FORCE
12TH MAY 1944. AGE 24.
A WONDERFUL MEMORY
BUT A SAD LOSS
TO HIS FAMILY
AND BROTHER OFFICERS

BROWNSELL

John Stewart

Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) 748564. 500 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 16th January 1942. Aged 21. Son of Walter Ernley Brownsell and Hannah Anderson Brownsell, of Wymondham, Norfolk.

748564  SERGEANT J.S. BROWNSELL
WIRELESS OP/ AIR GUNNER
ROYAL AIR FORCE
16th JANUARY 1942 Age 21

BUDLER

John Frederick Cartwright

Driver T/330106. Royal Army Service Corps. Died on 13th December 1943. Aged 43. Son of William Henry Budler, and of Beatrice Christine Budler (nee Cartwright).

T/330106 DRIVER J.F.C. BUDLER
ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS
13th DECEMBER 1943 AGE 43.

BULLICK

Ralph

Private D/35439. 31st (H.D.) Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died on 26th February 1942. Aged 51. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Bullick.

D/35439 PRIVATE R. BULLICK
THE SUFFOLK REGT.
26th FEBRUARY 1942 AGE 51
PEACE PERFECT PEACE

CHANDLER

Arthur

Private D/41113. 9th (H.D.) Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Died on 9th September 1941.

D/41113 PRIVATE A. CHANDLER
THE SUFFOLK REGT.
9TH SEPTEMBER 1941

DIXON

Sidney George

Private 5381513. 2nd Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Died on 16th January 1941.

5381513  PRIVATE S.G. DIXON
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE BATT.
OXFORD& BUCKS.L.I.
16TH JANUARY 1941

EAGLES

Arthur Henry

Corporal 2588477. Royal Corps of Signals. Died on 21st September 1941.

2588477 CORPORAL A.H. EAGLES
ROYAL SIGNALS
21ST SEPTEMBER 1941

EDWARDS

C.

Serjeant D/35244. Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt.). Died on 28th May 1946. Aged 24.

D/35244 SERJEANT
C EDWARDS
THE ROYAL FUSILIERS
28th MAY 1946 AGE 24
A WONDERFUL MEMORY, BUT A SAD LOSS
TO HIS FAMILY AND BROTHER OFFICERS

HOAD

James

Private 13036918. Pioneer Corps of Canada. Died on 24th January 1944. Son of Frederick and Odile Hoad; husband of Constance Hoad, of Tottenham, Middlesex.

13036918 PRIVATE J.HOAD
OF CANADA PIONEER CORPS
24th JANUARY 1944
TU ES PARTI, MAIS EN SOUVENIR
NOUS SERONS ENSEMBLE TOUJOURS.

JONES

Douglas Walter

Private 5498167. 5th Battalion Hampshire Regiment. Died on 11th December 1940.

5498167 PRIVATE D.W. JONES
THE HAMPSHIRE REGT.
11 DECEMBER 1940

JONES

Albert Joseph

Warrant Officer Class I (R.S.M.) 4966735. Corps of Military Police. Died on 6th August 1943. Aged 38.

Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Jones; husband of Muriel Mabel Jones.

4966735 WO.1. (RSM)  A.J. JONES
CORPS OF MILITARY POLICE
6TH AUGUST 1943 AGE 38
PEACE PERFECT PEACE

KNUDSON

Kenneth Anderson

Leading Aircraftman (Pilot U/T) 657973. City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders) formerly of the 43rd, Royal Air Force. Died on 8th October 1941. Aged 25. Son of Henry Alfred and Gertrude Mary Knudson, of Chingford, Essex

657973 LDG AIRCRAFTMAN
K.A. KNUDSON
U/T. PILOT ROYAL AIR FORCE
8th OCTOBER 1941 AGE 25

MOORE

William

Leading Aircraftman (Pilot U/T) 1033313. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 2nd September 1941. Aged 18. Son of William and Phyllis Caroline Moore, of Leyton, Essex.

1033313 LDG. AIRCRAFTMAN.
W. MOORE
ROYAL AIR FORCE
2ND SEPTEMBER  1941 AGE 18

SCROPE

J.H.F.

J.H.F. SCROPE
23rd AUGUST 1943
AGE 24
FLIGHT TEST OBSERVER
THE DE HAVILLAND AIRCRAFT COMPANY LIMITED

REST IN PEACE

 

(Not recorded on CWGC)

SEYDERHELM

Ernest Edward

Lance Serjeant 13058745. Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died on 18th June 1946. Aged 31. Son of Harriet Alice Seyderhelm, of Hertford.

13058745 L SJT
E.E. SEYDERHELM
ROYAL ARMY ORDINANCE CORPS
18th JUNE 1946 AGE 31
IN MEMORY'S GARDEN DEAR SON,
WE MEET EVERY DAY

SMART

Albert

Gunner 951930. 94 (The Dorset and Hampshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on 8th August 1940. Aged 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Smart, of Camberwell, London.

951930 GUNNER A SMART
94th (DORSET & HANTS)
FIELD REGT. ROYAL ARTILLERY
8th AUGUST 1940  AGE 21
SLEEP ON BELOVED AND TAKE THY REST,
WE LOVED THEE WELL.

WALSH

Joseph Samuel

Lance Corporal 6977525. Corps of Military Police. Died on 7th November 1940. Aged 25. Son of Andrew and Mary E. Walsh, of Castlederg, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland.

6977525 L. CPL. J. WALSH
CORPS OF MILITARY POLICE
7th NOVEMBER  1940 AGE 25.

WILLIAMS

Thomas

Private 14226813. Royal Army Medical Corps. Died on 27th February 1943

14226813 PRIVATE T WILLIAMS
ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS
27th FEBRUARY 1943

WILMOT

W.J.J.

W.J.J. WILMOT  PETTY OFFICER R.N.
P/KX93764
H.M.S.  AURORA
6th AUGUST 1947  AGE 27

BURIED IN ST JOHN CHURCHYARD DIGSWELL


(Not recorded on CWGC)

WILSON

John

Staff Serjeant 2037265. 301 Battery, 26 Searchlight Regiment Royal Artillery. Died on 2nd February 1942. Aged 38. Son of John Benjamin and Fanny Wilson; husband of Florence Gertrude Wilson, of Bexleyheath, Kent.

2037265 S.SJT J. WILSON
ROYAL ARTILLERY
2nd FEBRUARY 1942  AGE 51
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR HUSBAND

30 July 2004

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