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Memorial details

Memorial type
Garden
District
Dacorum
Town
Hemel Hempstead
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: 30 October 2016
    Attended by: Mike Penning, MP.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
71701
Current location

Apsley Mills Cottage
London Road
Hemel Hempstead
Dacorum
Hertfordshire
HP3 9RL
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 06257 04969
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A remembrance garden with a dedicatory tablet. A Celtic cross on a plinth and base plus two plaques standing behind the cross are located within the garden.
Inscription
Memorial Garden tablet: Apsley Memorial Garden officially opened by/ Rt Hon Mike Penning, MP on Sunday 30th October 2016/ The Memorial Garden is dedicated to all the men and women,/ who worked at the Paper Mill sites and enlisted in/ both World Wars. These brave men and women sacrificed/ their lives so we shall live./ The Apsley Paper Trail sincerely thanks/ Denise Osler for organising this project and to/ the many volunteers, who helped in the creation of the Memorial Garden./ Sincere thanks also given to the following Companies/ and individuals for their kind donations and contributions:/ Exel Engraving Ltd Daniel Barber Landscape Designs/ Wickes Kerry Austen - Horticulturalist/ Travis Perkins, Hemel Hempstead Phil Thame/ Taylors Tools, Kings Langley Ian Mould/ Jarman Iron Gates Ltd Special Sergeant Alex Whittle/ John Noonan Gardening Services Cross 6 o'clock face: TO THE/ UNDYING MEMORY OF/ OUR FELLOW-WORKERS/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ ALSO/ 1939 - 1945 Top plaque at top: TO THE ETERNAL HONOUR AND UNDYING/ MEMORY OF THE GALLANT MEN OF THE FIRM OF/ JOHN DICKSON AND CO WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918 Top plaque first column from left: HEAD QUARTERS/ 65 OLD BAILEY LONDON/ (Names)/ Croxley Mills/ (Names) Top plaque second column from left: APSLEY MILLS/ (Names) Top plaque third column from left: APSLEY MILLS/ (Names) Top plaque fourth column from left: HOME PARK MILLS/ (Names)/ NASH MILLS/ (Names)/ 27 UPPER THAMES STREET/ (Names)/ PADDINGTON/ (Names)/ MANCHESTER/ (Names)/ LEEDS/ (Name)/ GLASGOW/ (Name)/ SOUTH AFRICA/ (Names) Bottom plaque at top: TO THE GLORY OF THE MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945 Bottom plaque first column from the left: APSLEY MILLS/ (Names) Bottom plaque second column from the left: APSLEY MILLS/ (Names) Bottom plaque third column from the left: APSLEY MILLS/ (Names) / CROXLEY MILLS/ (Names) Bottom plaque fourth column from the left: NASH MILLS/ (Names)/ HOME PARK/ (Names)/ TOTTENHAM/ (Names)/ KINGS CROSS/ (Names)/ LONDON EXPORT/ (Names)/ REPRESENTATIVES/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 212
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 212
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename initials, surname, regiment.
    Order of information: By company, then by rank.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 132
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 132
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename initials, surname, service, regiment.
    Order of information: By company, by surname.
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Details: Please see Memorial Garden dedicatory tablet.

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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