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Welwyn in World War I
The Casualities of War
The Welwyn Village War Memorial records the names of 39 men and 1 woman who lost their lives in the World War of 1914 -
The names on the Memorial represent a complete cross section of Welwyn’s population at the time, with names from the families of wealthiest land owners and high ranking officers to those of the humblest labourer and the rank and
file Private. They represent everything from bravery in the field of battle to adversity, illness and death caused by war service to the devastation of a family losing three young sons within 18 months.
Behind every name lies a story and most of all a connection with Welwyn.
The research so far undertaken has shown that, whilst in some cases that connection is clear and obvious, in others it is well hidden and difficult to uncover.
But even in the case of those with an apparently slim connection
with Welwyn, the fact that their name appears upon our memorial records
not only their sacrifice.
It also records, for all to see, that they had, maybe just for a short time, such an effect on someone in Welwyn that it was felt that their remembrance deserved a place in history.
Whilst the War Memorial in Church Street is the most widely known, a number of other memorials relating to World War I
exist in Welwyn
Welwyn and Woolmer Green Book of Rememberance
Welwyn and Woolmer Green Roll of Honour
Major C C Scott-
M F Blake & C R Blake Window (St Marys Church)
|Andrews to Ephgrave|
|Fitt to Pennell|
|Pinnock to Young|
|Index of Survivors A-F|
|Index of Survivors G-L|
|Index of Survivors M-R|
|Index of Survivors S-Z|