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HATFIELD PARK WAR CEMETERY

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Casualty Record Detail
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Country:
United Kingdom
Locality:
Hertfordshire
Identified Casualties:
21

Location Information

From Hatfield Park Estate main visitor's car park, walk back out of the car park through the main gate and down to the A1000 (dual carriageway). Cross the dual carriageway and turn left walking past the Citroen garage in the direction of Potters Bar. About a quarter of a mile from the roundabout, the cemetery entrance can be seen on the left hand side. The entrance consists of a wooden gate leading to a set of steps which in turn lead up to the cemetery (if you pass the memorial to the victims of the Hatfield Train Crash, you have gone too far). Access to the cemetery is made via a steep flight of steps. Care should be taken crossing the road and parking here could be dangerous.

Visiting Information

Dec 2013 - Visitors to Hatfield Park War Cemetery are advised that there is no parking at the cemetery. Parking is available at Hatfield Park Estate which is situated just off the roundabout, opposite the Citroen garage, on the A1000 about quarter of a mile from Hatfield Railway Station, in the direction of Potters Bar. Hatfield Park War Cemetery entrance is about a quarter of a mile walk from the car park.

Historical Information

From September 1939 Hatfield House, which belongs to the Marquis of Salisbury, was used as a military hospital. A small section of the park was enclosed and laid out as a cemetery for burials from this hospital, which was in use throughout the war.

Hatfield Park War Cemetery contains 20 graves from the Second World War, together with the grave of a civilian airman, a flight test observer, who died in 1943. In addition, a special memorial headstone commemorates one casualty buried in the redundant churchyard of Digswell (St. John), Welwyn Garden City, whose grave could no longer be maintained.