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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Dacorum
Town
Hemel Hempstead
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Malayan Emergency (1948-1960), Aden Emergency (1963-1967), Falklands Conflict (1982), Afghanistan (2001-2014)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 26 Jun 1921
    Attended by: LT COL SMEETHMAN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2955
Current location

Adjacent to the church
St. John's Church
A414
Hemel Hempstead
Dacorum
Hertfordshire
HP1 1JY
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 05215 06192
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone cross mounted on a four-sided plinth in a lower bed. It has two panels on each side for WW1 and one panel on each side for WW2. The other wars have small panels, around the steps at the base.
Inscription
Face 1: VALOUR/ (Names)/ 1939-1945/ (Names)/ 1939 Face 2: VICTORY/ (Names)/ 1939-1945/ (Names)/ ADEN 1965/ (Name) Face 3: SACRIFICE/ 1914-1919/ (Names)/ 1939-1945/ (Names)/ SOUTH ATLANTIC 1982/ (Names) Face 4: HONOUR/ (Names)/ 1939-1945/ (Names)/ MALAYA 1951-1953/ (Names) Unknown face: AFGHANISTAN 2001~/ (Names)/ AFGHANISTAN 2001/ (Name)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alderman, Thomas
Allen, Thomas
Allum, Frank
Ambrose, George
Ambrose, Joseph
Ambrose, Reginald
Ambrose, William
Ansell, William
Arnott, Charles
Arnott, E
See details for all 393 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 387
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 387
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 151
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 151
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Malayan Emergency (1948-1960)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Aden Emergency (1963-1967)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Falklands Conflict (1982)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Afghanistan (2001-2014)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Hemel Hempstead War Memorial
  • 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
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
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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