Born out of a desire to commemorate those men from King’s Road, St Albans, who lost their lives in the Great War, the road’s current residents suggested the idea of a lasting memorial.
Then came the task of researching the lives and the families of those men. It involved many hours of leafing through old newspapers and archives, obtaining advice from local and national bodies and seeking help from relatives of the deceased.
A further memorial – this book, which includes a brief history of this street – is the result.
The book was compiled by Compiled by Judy Sutton & Helen Little with help and support from many others.
“This book… will be a lasting record of the human cost of war
and the fifteen men who tragically lost their lives.”
Daisy Cooper, Member of Parliament for St Albans
“… a poignant tribute to a past community by their successors; a
vibrant testimony to the strength of both.”
Rev Kenneth Padley, Vicar of St Michael's Church, St Albans
“This is magnificent and poignant history from a very special
Sandy Walkington, County Councillor for St Albans (South)
“A moving account, told with genuine pathos and heartfelt
Guy Marshall, King’s Road resident