Soldiers of Broxbourne
…we came through [the war] for many reasons, but by far the most important and the great factor was the courage and determination of the men who fought, men like those whom we honour here today. That was their triumph; the past is their triumph. They raised the prestige of this country higher than it has ever been before in the history of the world.
(From a speech read by Viscount Hampden, Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, at the unveiling of the Hoddesdon town war memorial on the 10th April 1921).
As part of ‘Broxbourne: We Will Remember Them’, volunteers have been compiling a list, and researching the lives, of local soldiers who served and fell during the Great War.
The pages below are the result of visiting the WWI war memorials within the district and of studying research by the Imperial War Museum, the War Memorials Register, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Register, Herts at War research log and the publication ‘Companion to the War Memorials of the Borough of Broxbourne’, commissioned by Broxbourne District Council.
Please feel free to downloaded and search this document. Do get in touch if you are able to contribute further to the information that we hold.
Tel: 01992 445596.