Wartime - Boer, First World War in Harpenden (WWI)

Harpenden residents were called to serve in both world wars, and the Memorial on Church Green, dedicated in 1920, pays tribute to those who died in both wars.  Many families were affected, and maybe they have records and memories to share.

Civilian life was also affected, and we hope to add more accounts of what 'you did in the war'.

Page link: A War Memorial for Harpenden?
A War Memorial for Harpenden?
Anonymous letter to the Herts Advertiser, January 1919
Page link: John Hardy Hobart Woolston Sloane Fisher
John Hardy Hobart Woolston Sloane Fisher
My Great Uncle, Killed in WWI
Page link: A letter from the Boer War - June 5th 1900
A letter from the Boer War - June 5th 1900
Found among family papers
Page link: August 1914
August 1914
Billeting in Harpenden
Page link: More troops in Harpenden - 1915
More troops in Harpenden - 1915
A source of satisfaction to the townspeople
Page link: Harpenden's Roll of Honour, January 1915
Harpenden's Roll of Honour, January 1915
Men who enlisted in 1914
Page link: The Sherwood Foresters billeted in Harpenden, 1914-1915
The Sherwood Foresters billeted in Harpenden, 1914-1915
A Gallery of photos of WWI military activities in Harpenden from postcards and other sources
Page link: War Memorials in Harpenden Churches
War Memorials in Harpenden Churches
St Nicholas and High St Methodist
Page link: Harpenden War Memorial 1914-18
Harpenden War Memorial 1914-18
A Tribute to the Men who died in the Great War
Page link: Rosemary Hospital
Rosemary Hospital
"Rosemary" (28 Milton Road), 1915 - 1919
Page link: HMS Harpenden
HMS Harpenden
Commissioned in February 1918
Page link: Blackberries Galore!
Blackberries Galore!
From St Nicholas School log book, 1918 - children help the WWI war effort
Page link: Rifle Clubs in Harpenden
Rifle Clubs in Harpenden
A very brief history of Harpenden Rifle Clubs
Page link: Rothamsted Experimental Station - 1914-18
Rothamsted Experimental Station - 1914-18
Talk by Prof. Roger Plumb to the Rothamsted Association, November 2013
Page link: Newspaper cutting (WW1)
Newspaper cutting (WW1)
Edmund (Charlie) Dines - 1899-1918
Page link: WWI reflected in Connie Howard's
WWI reflected in Connie Howard's "Kinsbourne Green: My Childhood Village"
A small community affected by deaths and war injuries
Page link: Armed Forces Day, 28 June 2014
Armed Forces Day, 28 June 2014
Society's display of WWI photos