Victoria Cross

Corporal Alfred Alexander Burt was the first member of the Hertfordshire Regiment to be awarded the Victoria Cross.
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The Diaries of Private Sidney Cooper

Sidney joined the 1st Herts Regiment Territorial Force and was amongst the first to land in Le Havre in November 1914.
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The Hertfordshire Regiment Museum

Regimental drum

Made in 1919, commemorating the campaigns fought by the Hertfordshire Regiment.
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Military Exemption Card

Edward Pamphilon’s had to carry this card with him at all times during the war.
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Slow worm

Slow worm killed by the Cuffley zeppelin crash in September 1916.
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Medical case sheet

Harry Carter was severely wounded near Ypres in 1917; this document charts the care he received at a military hospital in Nottingham.
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The Hertfordshire Regiment Museum

Collar badges

These badges were worn by 2nd Lieutenant Eleazer Freedman throughout his time in captivity as a prisoner of war.
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Hospital staff photograph

Photograph showing the staff of Wallfields VAD Hospital in 1914 including its quartermaster Cicely Wilson.
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Trench Lighter

Naked flames in the trench could make British troops easy targets, so soldiers used special trench lighters, with components to shield the flame, with which to light their cigarettes.
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Food Economy Committee Menu

The Hertford Food Economy Committee opened its “Central Kitchen” at Hertford Corn Exchange in January 1918.
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The Hertfordshire Regiment Museum

Military Trunk

Trunk containing uniform and kit belonging to Major John Wells of the Royal Army Medical Corps.
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Postcard of Libury Hall

Libury Hall in Great Munden was used as an internment camp during the First World War.
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