Hertfordshire Locations - War & Research Related Books

Hertfordshire is well represented with books providing research on men and women from Hertfordshire locations. Usually these are about multiple people from a Hertfordshire loaction, but there are other which are about individuals or families.  There are also other books relating war and Hertfordshire location. Many are listed here.

Some are available in our Archives in digital form - the main purpose of these is to record and save the research and hard work for the future. Many people, particular if they live or are related to the location, would want to own an original copy. Where known we provide details here, but obviously we cannot guarantee their availability. 

If you know of others that should be listed please tell us via jontywild@hertsatwar.co.uk.

Books relating to the Hertfordshire Regiment and its history are listed here.

Bushey: Bushey During the Great War "A Village Remembers" by Diane Payne

Barnet - Chipping: The Chipping Barnet War Memorial by M A Noronha, J G Gale, D Bird


  • Hatfield Answers the Call 1914-1919 The story of a small town & its people in the Great War. Brian G Lawrence, Christine & Derek Martindale. Try here.
  • Hatfield at War. The story of life in a small town in 1939–45 by Brian G Lawrence (WWII). Try here.
  • When the Bombs Dropped, The Story of the de Havilland Factory Bombing by Terry Pankhurst. Try here.

Hatfield Regis: The War Memorials of Hatfield Regis by John Sly. Try here.

Hertford Heath: See Little Amwell


  • Remembered with Pride. Past pupils of the Hitchin Boys’ British School who lost their lives in the Great Warby by Jean M Handley, Try British School Museum.
  • Handley Page O/400 Night Bomber Pilot - A Short History of One Pilot's Service (Alfred Charles Garrett Fowler from Hitchin) in No.215 Squadron RAF in World War I by C.G. and P.V. Hunt. Try here.

Little Amwell: Villages at War, Little Amwell and Hertford Heath 1914-1918 Pam Kimpton, John Jarman, Graham Vincent, Andrew Hambling.


The Royston War Memorial by Douglas Plowman

Jack's War: The Diary and Drawings of Jack Halstead - A Great War Survivor Diary by Jack Halstead. Try here.