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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
East Hertfordshire
Town
Hertford
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
SIR ASTON WEBB & SONS ARA RA HRBA HRE HRMS (Architect)
Edward Alfred Brisco Drury RA (Sculptor)
MR MAURICE E WEBB (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 06-11-1922
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 06th November 1921
    Attended by: ARCHDEACON OF ST ALBANS
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
1160
Current location

Parliament Square
Hertford
East Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
SG14 1EX
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 32610 12494
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
White Hart sculpture set on a tapering plinth, base and steps. On the 12 and 6 o'clock faces are carved wreaths surmounted by a crown enclosing the dates of WW1.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: LAUS DEO/TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF HERTFORD/WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919/ALSO IN THE 2ND WORLD WAR 1939-1945/THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE. 12 o'clock face: GREATER LOVE HATH / NO MAN THAN THIS / THAT A MAN LAY DOWN / HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, F
Absolam, M
Acres, Samson Henry
Allum, J
Allway, W W
Andrews, C
Ansell, H J
Arbon, W J
Aylott, J H
Bailey, J J
See details for all 364 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 119
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 119
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename
    Order of information: surname
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 365
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 365
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
Listing information
  • HERTFORD WAR MEMORIAL INCLUDING RAISED ELLIPTICAL SURROUND
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
2006- Applied for grant from War Memorials Trust 2001: MEMORIAL WAS REFURBISHED USING ENGLISH HERITAGE AND LOCAL AUTHORITY FUNDS 1988: MEMORIAL CLEANED AT A COST OF £1740 PLUS VAT 1987: NAMES RENEWED ON THE SIX TABLETS FACING STREET DUE TO WEATHERING AT A COST OF £750
Costs

Site: £2650 (donated)
Comments: ACCORDING TO THE HERTFORD COUNCIL'S GIFT BOOK FOR 1921 THE FREEHOLD OF THE SITE WAS BOUGHT BY SIR EDWARD ERNEST PEARSON OF BRICKENDONBURY KNIGHT FOR £2650 AND WAS GIVEN AS A GIFT FROM HIM AND HIS WIFE TO HERTFORD COUNCIL.
Memorial: £2500 0S 0D

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
HERTFORD TOWN COUNCIL
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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