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Memorial details

Memorial type
Garden
District
Welwyn Hatfield
Town
Hatfield
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
SIR HERBERT BAKER RA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12 June 1921
    Attended by: LORD LIEUTENANT OF HERTFORDSHIRE
  • Dedicated
    Date: 12 June 1921
    Attended by: Bishop of Exeter
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14728
Current location

Alongside entrance to Hatfield House
opposite to railway station.
Garden of Remembrance
Great North Rd
Hatfield
Welwyn Hatfield
Hertfordshire
AL9
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 232 087
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
ENCLOSED MEMORIAL GARDEN WITH A WHITE MEMORIAL COLUMN IN THE CENTRE AND A BRICK SHELTER TO THE SIDE. THE COLUMN IS TALL AND OCTAGONAL AND SITS ON AN OCTAGONAL STONE BASE. IT IS SURMOUNTED BY A LATIN CROSS AND A WREATH. THE SHELTER IS BUILT OF BRICK WITH A PITCHED TILE ROOF AND HAS ONE SIDE OPEN WITH ARCHES PROVIDING A VIEW TO THE GARDEN AND CROSS. WHITE INSCRIPTION TABLETS ARE ATTACHED TO THE INNER WALLS WITH SEATS UNDERNEATH AND IN FRONT.
Inscription
1914-1918 (Names)/ 1939-1945 (Names)/ CIVILIAN VICTIMS OF ENEMY ACTION/ 3 OCTOBER 1940/ (Names)/ 22 SEPTEMBER 1944/ (Names)/ 10 OCTOBER 1944/ (Names) (EXACT WORDING NOT KNOWN)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 139
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 139
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 34
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 34
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,place of death,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 58
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 58
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Column
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Garden
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
  • Shelter
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
  • Hatfield War Memorial including memorial cross, garden wall and gates, and shelter pavilion
  • 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
RESTORED C 1998
Costs

Site: Donated by Lord Salisbury in 1921
Memorial: £1500

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
HATFIELD TOWN COUNCIL
Reference
  • The Times 13 June 1921 p.7 Report of unveiling by Lord Lieutenant, Lord Hampden.

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