Berkhamsted War Memorial
High Street, Berkhamsted
The Berkhamsted War Memorial is outside the west door of St Peter’s Church. The memorial originally stood in the High Street close to Water Lane and bore the names of those who fell in World War I. After 1945, the names of the Second World War dead were added. In the 1950s the monument was moved to its present position outside St Peter’s church.
The monument bears the inscription TO OUR GLORIOUS DEAD and has eight panels bearing the names of 182 names from 1914-18 and four panels of 94 names from 1939-45.
While most of the fallen lie in the battle fields of Belgium and France, some of those commemorated on the town memorial are buried in Rectory Lane Cemetery. Many others who saw service in the World Wars and whose names were not inscribed on this memorial also lie buried in Rectory Lane Cemetery – see the Military Graves interactive map to search for names.
On Remembrance Sunday, the memorial serves as a focus for the town to pause and reflect, to remember the fallen and to pray for peace
What's connected with this location
21 burials in Rectory Lane Cemetery are linked with Berkhamsted War Memorial — click on a burial below to find out more about the historical connections: