Heald at Belgian Hertfordshire Regiment Memorial Unveiling

North East Herts MP, Oliver Heald, was one of the guests of honour at the unveiling of the Memorial to the Hertfordshire Regiment which suffered 75% losses on the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele on 31 July 1917, 100 years ago.

The Memorial was arranged by Herts at War and unveiled by the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, The Countess of Verulam, at the spot on the battlefield where almost 500 Hertfordshire Regiment died. Also present were Herts at War Chairman, John Grant; organiser Dan Hill and Minister Gary Hanson who said prayers.

Speaking at the event Sir Oliver said “It is fitting that this Memorial should be at the very spot where so many young Hertfordshire men lost their lives. Their sacrifice will never be forgotten.”