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North Mymms WWI and WWII war graves

Photographs, maps and details of the nine graves


Photograh of The nine war graves in St Mary's churchyard, North Mymms  Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0The nine war graves in St Mary's churchyard, North Mymms  Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
The nine war graves at St Mary's, North Mymms
Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

During the two World Wars, serving members of the armed forces who were killed abroad were buried in Commonwealth War Cemeteries near to where they fell.

Those who died in the UK were, in many cases, buried in their local cemeteries. Those who had left the service but died subsequently from wounds received may be buried in their local churchyard but not in War Graves.

The North Mymms History Project's Mike Allen has been researching the war graves of St Mary's, North Mymms.

How to find the nine North Mymms war graves


There are two WWI and seven WWII war graves in the two churchyards at St Mary's   Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
There are two WWI and seven WWII war graves in the two churchyards at St Mary's 
Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

St Mary's church has two WWI war graves in the Old Churchyard, and seven WWII war graves in the New Burial Ground.

All are maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), who
inspect and clean on them on a rota of three to four years. St Mary's church maintains the churchyard around the war graves. Any queries as to the condition of the headstones should be addressed directly to the CWGC.  Queries regarding the churchyard should be made to St Mary’s church.

If you are searching for a grave, please respect the graves of those buried around the site you are looking for.

WWI war graves


Map of the WWI war graves at St Mary's Church, North Mymms
The location of the two WWI war graves in the Old Churchyard, North Mymms

The two WWI graves are in the Old Churchyard south-west of the front of the West Door of the church tower. They are to the rear of the seats by the side of the Remembrance Plot.

WWI war graves listing

  1. Private 2nd Class Arthur Gray, age 41 RAF d. 25/12/1918
  2. Private Thomas Nash, age 25 Bedfordshire Regiment d. 24/02/1916

Photograph of The grave of Private 2nd Class Arthur Gray Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
The grave of Private 2nd Class Arthur Gray
Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Photograph of The grave of Private 2nd Class Arthur Gray Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Detail of the grave of Private 2nd Class Arthur Gray
Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Photograph of The grave of Private Thomas Nash Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
The grave of Private Thomas Nash
Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Photograph of The grave of Private Thomas Nash Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Detail of the grave of Private Thomas Nash
Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

WWII war graves


Map of the WWII war graves at St Mary's Church, North Mymms
The location of the seven WWII war graves in the New Burial Ground, St Mary's, North Mymms

The seven WWII burials are in the New Burial Ground which can be found by walking the green path from the main entrance to the church - the South Door - directly to the line of trees, or from the entrance that can be found from the road where it forks to the church car park.

WWII war graves listing

  1. Corporal Sidney, John Curd, age 27, Queens Own West Kent Regiment d. 06/10/1941
  2. Lance Corporal, Leslie Alfred Sullivan, age 21, Corp of Military Police d. 28/06/1942
  3. Driver, Ernest Charles Smith, age18, RASC d. 29/06/1944
  4. Private Samuel Walter Pearce, age 30, Bedfordshire Regiment d.10/02/1946,
  5. Squadron Leader Edward Richard Hedgecoe, age 34, RAF d. 01/01/1945
  6. Pilot Officer Lynn Frederick Hobbs, age19, RAF d. 26/01/1942
  7. Corporal Herbert Whitelam, age 43, Royal Engineers d. 10/02/1946

Photograph of The grave of Corporal Sidney, John Curd Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
The grave of Corporal Sidney, John Curd
Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Photograph of The grave of Corporal Sidney, John Curd Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Detail of the grave of Corporal Sidney, John Curd
Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Photograph of The grave of Lance Corporal, Leslie Alfred Sullivan Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
The grave of Lance Corporal, Leslie Alfred Sullivan
Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Photograph of The grave of Lance Corporal, Leslie Alfred Sullivan Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Detail of the grave of Lance Corporal, Leslie Alfred Sullivan
Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Photograph of The grave of Driver, Ernest Charles Smith  Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
The grave of Driver, Ernest Charles Smith
Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Photograph of The grave of Driver, Ernest Charles Smith  Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Detail of the grave of Driver, Ernest Charles Smith
Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Photograph of The grave of Private Samuel Walter Pearce  Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
The grave of Private Samuel Walter Pearce
Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Photograph of The grave of Private Samuel Walter Pearce  Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Detail of the grave of Private Samuel Walter Pearce
Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Photograph of The grave of Squadron Leader Edward Richard Hedgecoe  Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
The grave of Squadron Leader Edward Richard Hedgecoe
Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Photograph of The grave of Squadron Leader Edward Richard Hedgecoe  Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Detail of the grave of Squadron Leader Edward Richard Hedgecoe
Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Photograph of The grave of Pilot Officer Lynn Frederick Hobbs  Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
The grave of Pilot Officer Lynn Frederick Hobbs
Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Photograph of The grave of Pilot Officer Lynn Frederick Hobbs  Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Detail of the grave of Pilot Officer Lynn Frederick Hobbs
Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Photograph of The grave of Corporal Herbert Whitelam  Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
The grave of Corporal Herbert Whitelam
Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Photograph of The grave of Corporal Herbert Whitelam  Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Detail of the grave of Corporal Herbert Whitelam
Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0


Acknowledgement


The text and research for this feature was produced and undertaken by Mike Allen, who is a member of the North Mymms History Project team and the producer of the Images of North Mymms Collection. The maps, created by Mike, are based on a Hertfordshire Family History Society publication. The images were taken by members of the North Mymms History Project and are released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0.



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