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Six hundred and fifty men from the small Hertfordshire town of Ware  fought in the 1914-18 war and at least 220 of them were killed - at least because there are 212 names on the Ware War Memorial and Derek Armes has found others.

That represents the horrifying figure of one death for every three Ware men in uniform. Almost every family in Ware lost a son, husband or other relative; every street was affected by the deaths of neighbours. Most of the men were in the 1st Battalion of the Hertfordshire Regiment (Territorials).

Derek Armes who is a former volunteer at the Ware Museum has carried out extensive research into "Our Boys" and tells their story, together with that of their families and the battles in which they fought. The book is well illustrated with 23 period photographs and five maps.

This new edition of Our- Boys includes the names of Ware men which either do not appear on the War Memorial or were added at the refurbishment and rededication of the memorial in June 1999.

‘Our Boys’
Ware Men in the First World War
By Derek Armes