Hatfield in the Second World War

Hatfield War Cemetery

By Jean Cross

 Hatfield 2nd World War Cemetery There are some 22 graves in the war cemetery of men who died of their injuries in the hospital set up in Hatfield House.Their details are recorded on the gravestones as below:
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481454 Gunner H Askey RA 8 December 1939 Age 39 "Rest In Peace"
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T/330106 Driver J. F. C. Budler Royal Army Service Corps December 1943 Age 43
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13036918 Private J. Hoad (of Canada) Pioneer Corps 24 January 1944 "Tu es partir mais en souvenir nous serons ensemble toujours"
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D/35244 Serjeant C. Edwards The Royal Fusiliers 28 May 1946 "At Rest"
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Squadron leader W.H.Broom Navigator  Royal Air Force 12 May 1944   Age 24 "A wonderful memory but a sad loss to his family and brother officers"
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13058745 L.S.J.T.  E.E. Seyderhelm Royal Army Ordnance Corps 18 June 1946   Age 31 "In memory's garden dear son we meet every day"
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951930 Gunner A. Smart 94th (Dorset & Hants) Field Regiment RA 8 August 1940 Age 21 "Sleep on beloved and take thy rest We loved thee well but Jesus loved thee best"
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6977525 L. Cpl. J. Walsh Corps of Military Police 7 November 1940 Age 25 "Safe in God's keeping Your life for your country you nobly gave"
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5498167 Private D. W. Jones The Hampshire Regiment 11 December 1940
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2047523 L. SJT. W.F.Bird 33rd Searchlight Regiment RA lately 19th Co of London Regiment. 22 December 1940
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5381513  Private S. G. Dixon Buckinghamshire Battalion Oxf  & Bucks Light Infantry 16 January 1941
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1033313  Leading Aircraftman W. Moore RAF 2 September 1941 Age 18
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D/41113 Private A. Chandler The Suffolk Regiment 9 September 1941
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2588477 Corporal A. H. Eagles Royal Signals 21 September 1941
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657973 Leading Aircraftman K.A. Knudson U/T Pilot  RAF 8 October 1941    Age 55 "Love's last greatest gift. Remembrance"
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748564  Sergeant J. S. Brownsell Wireless Officer/Air Gunner RAF 16 January 1942    Age 21
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2037265 S. Sjt. J.Wilson Royal Artillery 2 February 1942    Age 38 "In loving memory of my dear husband"
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D/35439 Private R. Bullick The Suffolk Regiment 26 February 1942      Age 51 "Rest In Peace"
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14226813  Private T Williams Royal Army Medical Corps 27 February 1943
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4966735 WO1 (RSM) A. J. Jones Corps of Military Police 6 August 1943    Age 38 "Peace Perfect Peace"
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J. H. F. Scrope Test Flight Observer The De Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd 23 August 1943    Age 24 "R I P" (Killed with John De Havilland when their Mosquito crashed)
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This page was added on 14/11/2012.

Comments about this page

  • Jean,
    This is a fitting tribute to the men lost and the first time I’ve seen it. Thank you for collating it.

    I wonder if you remember me – I am Bill & Joan Street’s daughter, Barbara. My Dad was with the 14th Battalion, I believe, I have a photo of his certificate from the King if it helps this site.
    Best wishes to you.

    By Barbara Street- as was (22/07/2019)

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