War graves of North Mymms, mapped and logged


The North Mymms History Project (NMHP) has produced a digital record of the nine war graves in the grounds of the parish church.

Using existing records, old maps, and new research, the site has created an dedicated page which includes recent photographs of the headstone and their details.

There are two WWI war graves in the old churchyard at St Mary's, and seven WWII war graves in the new burial ground to the south of the church. Below are pictures of the two WWI war graves.

Photograph of The grave of Private 2nd Class Arthur Gray Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
The grave of Private 2nd Class Arthur Gray
Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Photograph of The grave of Private Thomas Nash Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
The grave of Private Thomas Nash
Image by the North Mymms History Project, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

All the graves are maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC). The organisation inspects and cleans them on a rota of three to four years. St Mary's church, North Mymms maintains the churchyard around the war graves.

WWI war graves


Map of the WWI war graves at St Mary's Church, North Mymms
The location of the two WWI war graves in the Old Churchyard, North Mymms

WWII war graves


Map of the WWII war graves at St Mary's Church, North Mymms
The location of the seven WWII war graves in the New Burial Ground, St Mary's, North Mymms

The NMHP has also produced a website dedicated to the Might Men of Mymms, a name given to those who died in the Great War of 1914-18. There are also features on the North Mymms War Memorial.

Earlier this week North Mymms News published a piece about the addition of a commemorative bench at the War Memorial, paid for by North Mymms Parish Council installed in time for the 100th anniversary of the end of the 1914-18 Great War.




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