Date: 14 December 2022
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Location: Council Chamber, Civic Centre, St Peters Street, St Albans AL1 3JE

These two talks follow the installation of a blue plaque for Edward (Ted) Warner at his family home to commemorate this remarkable hero.

The first talk will set the context of what became known as The Great War, also referred to as World War I. Caught up in this deadly conflict between the Allies and the Central Powers, was the ordinary soldier, Edward Warner, who sacrificed his life in an heroic act to defend a British Army position during the battle of Ypres in Belgium. Who was this brave private and what did he do to deserve posthumously the Victoria Cross?

There is no fee but donations (c. £5 a person) to fund more blue plaques in St Albans would be most welcome. For registration, please contact: