HATFIELD PARK WAR CEMETERY
|Total identified casualties||21 Find these records|
|Casualties from||Second World War|
From Hatfield House visitor's car park, walk back out of the car park through the main gate and down to the A1000 (the Great North Road). Cross the road (as there is no path on the left side) and turn left (head away from the roundabout, past the Citroen garage, in the direction of Potters Bar). After about a quarter of a mile, the cemetery entrance can be seen on the left hand side of the road. 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.
Visitors to Hatfield Park War Cemetery are advised that there is no parking at the cemetery. Parking is available at Hatfield House, which is about a quarter of a mile walk from the cemetery.
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.