The inscription above the school Library, which was built as a memorial to those who died in WWI.

The inscription above the school Library, which was built as a memorial to those who died in WWI.

The History Department at Berkhamsted Collegiate School welcomes you to this Web Site of remembrance.

During the two World Wars, Berkhamsted School lost 368 pupils, both past and present, and this Web Site is dedicated to them. The inscription to the right stands above the Library at Castle Campus, which, perhaps the most lasting memorial to those who gave their lives, was built following the Great War.

A searchable Index of those who lost their lives in WWI, and eventually, it is projected, those who died in WWII form the basis of this Web Site’s contents.

Berkhamsted are pleased to present this pioneering tribute to those to whom we owe so much and feel that the words of Charles Greene, shown to the right, inspire us in that end.

Their best memorial was in the hearts of those who knew them, but it was wished that there might be a memorial that would appeal to generations yet unborn.

Charles Henry Greene (Headmaster 1910-1927), Founder’s Day 1916.

Do you know?

14 February 2020 will be remembered because Major Bill White wants strangers to send him Valentine’s Day cards. He is a 104-year-old World War II veteran who earned a Purple Heart in World War Two.
He wants to create a Valentine’s Day scrapbook and to add to his collection with cards from people near and far. To White’s surprise has received maybe 100,000 and more Valentines for Feb. 14 from people in every U.S. state and several foreign countries.

Many of all the people who had sent Valentine’s Day cards to the Major have conveyed a deep appreciation not only to White for his service but to all veterans who died too soon to hear their gratitude.
From the many cards received, White will create Valentine’s Day scrapbook with unique content of different languages because the language of love is universal and many say actions speak louder than words. How to say Happy Valentine’s Day in different languages:

Joyeux Saint-Valentin – French
Alles Gute zum Valentinstag – German
Feliz Dia De San Valentin – Spanish
Feliz Dia dos Namorados – Portugese
Valentines sásta lá – Irish
Gelukkige Valentijnsdag – Dutch
Masaya Araw ng mga Puso – Filipino

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