War Memorial

They shall grow not old,
as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them,
nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun
and in the morning,
We will remember them.

28th July 1914 - 11th November 1918

Frank Edgar AndrewsCharles Ernest Andrews
William AndrewsHarry Colman
Hugh Charles ColmanGeorge Foster
Arthur PurkissWilliam Purkiss
Arthur Macdonald PurkissArthur Robinson
Charles RobinsonErnest Stubbings
Arthur William TurnerGeorge Tycer
1st September 1939 - 2nd September 1945

John William BanksFrank Robert Barnard
Francis Harley BridgmanCecil John Gibbs

War Memorial

The Hempstead War Memorial was unveiled and dedicated by Lieut. Gen. Sir Francis Lloyd on the 4th July 1925 (see information in the History Archive section of this website).

For many years Alan Weedon took the role of carer and maintainer. A refurbishment of the surrounding area was agreed by the Parish Council in 2009 and having secured the required funds, a new rear boarding and hedge was installed by the Hempstead & District Gardeners’ Club and new paving was introduced in 2010, removing the old shrubs and uneven slabs.

The Memorial area remained fairly unchanged from 1925 – 2009

New back boards and hedge installed 2009

And how the Memorial area now appears with its new paved area

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