Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Hemel Hempstead War Memorials

Unveiling Hemel Hempstead War Memorial
Following further contacts with Herts at War I have dug deep into my computer archives and recovered a summary listing of the Hemel Hempstead War Memorials that I made in 1995 when I was writing the book The London Gunners come to Town. In addition to the Hemel Hempstead Town memorial the listing includes names from the following memorials: St Mary’s, Apsley; Boxmoor Roman Catholic Church; John Dickinson & Co., Apsley (employees from Apsley & Nash Mills only); St Mary’s, Hemel Hempstead; Holy Trinity, Leverstock Green; Marlowes Baptist Church; St Johns’s, Boxmoor and St Paul’s, Hemel Hempstead.

I have also copied the relevant text from the book which describes how the names were chosen to go on the memorial, together with the names from the St Paul's memorial (which no longer exists).  I have added some notes which suggests why some names must have been left off the memorial. I have also added the original pictures from the book (which appear at a much higher resolution than they do in the printed version) and a press advert about the names to go on the memorial. For details, and the original listing (pdf) see The Hemel Hempstead War Memorial.
War Memorials

As there will be further new material relating to War Memorials I have created a page (and mini-logo) to provide relevant background and links - but at present it is merely a draft page which needs to be "populated" with links to the many pages which mention war memorials on the web site.

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