For Them’s Return: Northchurch Folk Who Survived the First World War, by Richard North, tells the story of the servicemen and women who went off to war between 1914 and 1918 and returned.
It follows on from the earlier book, For Them’s Sake: Northchurch Folk Through Two World War by Richard North and Ray Smith, which told the stories of the men named on the Northchurch War memorials.
Using material from numerous archives, newspaper reports from the time and information supplied to the servicemen’s families, this book relates the stories of those who went off to war but who seldom spoke of their experiences on their return. It covers those living in the Northchurch Electoral Parish which at the time included Northchurch village and the eastern part of Berkhamsted as far as Bourne End and Potten End.
For Them’s Return (2021) published by New Generation Publishing
Hardback (£16.99, ISBN 978-1-80369-090-2)
Paperback (£10.99, ISBN 978-1-80369-089-6)
Available online from Waterstones.co.uk and Amazon.co.uk