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War Memorial in Hertford

The site of Hertford War Memorial was originally purchased by Sir Edward Ernest Pearson of Brickendonbury Knight. In 1921, he and his wife gifted it to Hertford Council.

The Memorial features a bronze stag sculptured by Sir Edward Alfred Brisco Drury. The stag is set on a portland stone plinth designed by Mr Maurice Webb and Sir Aston Webb & Sons.

The base of the Memorial is inscribed with the names of those who died in World War I and II; some 564 men, and was refurbished in 2008.

War Memorial in Hertford

Names on The Memorial

The documents below gives a list of those inscripted on the Memorial who gave their lives during the World Wars.

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 World War One  World War Two

The following were killed in a Zeppelin raid on Hertford in the evening of Wednesday, 13th October 1915:

  • Acting Bombadier Arthur John Cox, 2nd/1st Norfolk Bty. East Anglian Bde. Royal Field Artillery.
  • George Stephen Game
  • James L Gregory
  • Arthur Hart
  • John Henry Jevons
  • Ernest Thomas Jolly
  • Charles Spicer
  • Charles Waller
War Memorial in Hertford

The following civilians died during the Second World War:

  • Section Commander William George Battell, 3rd Hertfordshire Bn, Home Guard
  • Beatrice Brett
  • A E Johnson
  • Elizabeth Newman
  • Winifred Elsie Wright

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