Telling the stories of 667 men
and women from Abbots Langley and Bedmond that served in the Great War
Proving that the names inscribed on the local War memorials are more than “just a list of names” the “Back to the Front” Project has researched the stories of
667 men and women from Abbots Langley and Bedmond to build a social history of the villages in
the years of the Great War.
At the time the Parish records listed 450 men from Abbots Langley and Bedmond that had served in the War. Through extensive research over 217 more men and women have been identified and their stories have been written.
The book is grant-aided by the Abbots Langley Parish Council and commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War in 1918.
Published in November 2018 by the Abbots Langley Local
History Society. 676 pages, including 18 photographs. ISBN
Priced at £15 this limited edition book is available by contacting