We all try hard not to make errors; however it is all too easy to make mistakes even when, or perhaps, especially when, we cross reference multiple research sources. For instance, where names in a location are similar (or appear to be the same), e.g. C Baker, then it is likely that they are the same person, and we may presume so if there is no further information, but of course it is possible that later we may be proved wrong.
Birth locations can also prove difficult as in many cases a main nearby or postal town is used rather than the village it serves, e.g. Barley, Herts may be listed as Royston. The census too can be misleading, also sometimes using main towns and in many cases the birth location changes for an individual between different census. Then, of course, location names are repeated across the UK, e.g. Watford, Preston, which can cause confusion. If and when we have more precise information we correct what appears.
The Herts At War Project wishes to apologise for any and all that may have been included – please help us correct them if you can. To do this or to add any more information, documents or photographs please contact us via Contribute.
The aims of the Herts At War Project are to commemorate, educate and interact (see Our Aims). We want to preserve all relevant research for the future, to make that research available to all, and to continually add new and additional information. To this end and where copyright permits, all that we have will appear on this website. Please use it for non-commercial purposes and spread the word to help commemorate the men and women of Hertfordshire that appear here. All we ask in return is that you tell us when using it and acknowledge the source as www.hertsatwar.co.uk and, where possible, provide back to us any new information or photographs so that we can add them for the benefit of all.
Do you have existing research or are you currently undertaking any? Perhaps you have already written or published work on the Hertfordshire men who served or the Great War. If so, we would welcome the opportunity to share some or all of your work. Key to that is to make sure that you are comfortable with our use of your research.
Many of us who are involved in the HAW Project have produced a lot of research, some have been involved in their own or other projects and some have written their own books. This means that we understand any reservations that you might have. Be assured that we will work with you and that you and/or your project will be properly acknowledged. Please contact us to discuss this via Contribute.
As a pre-Herts at War amateur researcher and author myself*1, my own view is that my efforts were made to ensure that the men were not forgotten. Although I wrote the men’s biographies, I do not own those stories. Like many others I put a huge effort into the research and that is one of the reasons I became involved in the Herts at War. To put this simply, I see the HAW Project as the vehicle to protect and preserve all that effort for the future.
To this end I have made the full text from our book, and all none copyright photographs to be available for use on the HAW project’s website. However, our book was published in 2010 and if you are part way through a similar process, then you may prefer that a more limited selection of what you have done is made available. I can tell from experience that this could help publicise your work and increase sales. We may even be able to supply new information to you as that is gathered, to your benefit.
We have made the full text from our book available for use, and all none copyright photographs to be published on the HAW project’s website. However, our book was published in 2010 and if you are part way through a similar process, then you may prefer that a more limited selection of what you have is made available. However, I can tell from experience that this could help publicise your work and increase sales. We may even be able to supply back more information to you. that is gathered, for your benefit
Please make contact to discuss any concerns and options.
*1 Joint author of The Pride of Pirton - the other members of the team being Tony French and Chris Ryan.