History of Rectory Lane Cemetery:
The First War Graves
World War I has claimed the lives of many young men and boys from Berkhamsted. Most were killed in action and have been interred in the large battlefield Cemeteries of Belgium and France, but some returned home and died of their wounds. War graves have now begun to appear in Rectory Lane Cemetery; the earliest here is in 1913, Charles Brewer, who died during training with the Territorial Army just before war broke out, aged 22. His military funeral is pictured above.