Hertford War Memorial - test again
The Memorial was finally unveiled on Sunday, 6th November 1921 by the Mayor, Alderman J. Burnett Smith. The proceedings which started at 3pm, had begun by the singing of the hymn “Oh God our Help in Ages Past” and after the unveiling the Last Post was sounded by buglers of Hertford Grammar School Officer Training Corp. The Archdeacon of St. Albans read the dedicatory prayers which was followed by a prayer from H.R. Cripps, the Baptist Minister.
Wreaths were laid by The Mayor for the Corporation Corporal Burt V.C; who was wearing his ‘For Valour’ medal, on behalf of the Hertfordshire Regiment; Sergt. R. Walker on behalf of the Old Comrades Association of the Hertfordshire Regiment; Captain Douglas Burgess on behalf of the Hertford branch of the British Legion and Sergt. Dewbury on behalf of the Herts R.F.A. Three boys from the grammar school laid a tribute in the shape of the school badge. Others were sent by Girl Guides, Boy Scouts and Boys’ Life Brigade.
Afterwards scores of floral tributes were laid by relatives of the fallen. A wreath in the form of a floral, open book was sent from the employees of Steven Austin & Sons inscribed with the words
“In remembrance of our fallen comrades – Pro Patria.”
Commonwealth War Graves is a fantastic site if you are researching the men and women who died in the First and Second World War
You can visit the Hertford War Memorial in Parliament Square, Hertford