The Hertfordshire Regiment
Help Us Ensure They Are Not Forgotten
A new website to tell their story and explore the Regimental collection
Hertford Museum has been awarded match funding from the Army Museums Ogilby Trust to create a website dedicated to the history and people of the Hertfordshire Regiment.
The Regimental Association has now disbanded, due to lack of surviving service personnel, and our role as the Regimental Museum has become increasingly vital in ensuring the story of this valiant volunteer regiment continues to be told. This website will help ensure their courage and sacrifice is not forgotten and enable people around the world to access our valuable collection.
We need to raise £2800 to complete the website build as well as find support for the annual web hosting and maintenance costs (circa £1100 pa).
How You Can Help
Starting from £50 per year you can commit to an annual donation to support the running costs.
We’ll include your name or logo on the website footer as well as on our Supporters Page.
One Off Donation
Whilst no donation is too small, we’ll add the name or logo of any person or company who gifts a sum of £25 or more to our Supporters Page.
Remember A Loved One
For a £50 donation we will add the name, photograph and service details (rank, Regiment/vessel etc, dates) of a relative who has served in any branch of the Armed Forces to our In Memory Of Page.
How To Donate
Via our crowdfunding page online or by downloading a standing order
Call the Museum directly to make a card payment
About the Regiment
The Hertfordshire Regiment, a volunteer force made up of clerks, postmen, labourers and tradesmen, with the more professional classes in Officer positions, was in existence between 1908 and 1961.
The 1st Battalion was amongst the first in Europe in 1914, where nearly 900 officers and men lost their lives. Members of the 1st Battalion were awarded two VCs and more than 300 decorations and Mentions in Despatches.
During the Second World War, the 1st battalion endured five months hard fighting in Italy in 1944, whilst the 2nd Battalion landed in Normandy with 9 Beach Group on D-Day that same year. Some 135 men of all ranks lost their lives.