Somme 100 Badges for sale

We have a limited number of RBL Poppy Appeal badges for sale to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. They are £2.00 each in two designs plus £1.00 per order for postage and payment processing (if required). They can be ordered by email (bramleywm@aol.com) and we are also registered for Paypal under…

Jutland Centenary, 31st May, 2016

The Battle of Jutland was fought on 31st May and 1st June 1916. 14 British and 11 German ships were sunk with great loss of life. Over 6000 British lost their lives. Today the Union flag is raised at the Bramley War Memorial to commemorate these men which included 3 of our local men: Sam…

Thomas Bows of Henconner Lane

We received these details from Nigel Glew, who is one of the volunteers transcribing and researching information on those interred in St.Peter’s Churchyard: “Flight Sgt No:1053096 Thomas Bows died on 26/02/1943 at RAF Spilsby in Lincolnshire and is buried in St.Peter’s Churchyard, Bramley  in A Section Old Yard R6-31  he is named on Bramley War…

New Names to go on the Memorial

The four panels on Bramley War Memorial currently have 505 names inscribed from Wars and Conflicts from 1914 to 2011. Since April 2015 we have been researching other local people, particularly from Rodley and Stanningley to add to new panels – our Memorial covers these two areas as well as Bramley. We have completed this…

Trooper Alfred Latto – 28th May, 1940

Our second “Flag Event” of this week was to both commemorate (for the second) year, the memory of Trooper Alfred Latto, who died aged 18 as part of the rearguard during the withdrawal to Dunkirk and also to fly the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards Regimental Flag. Alfred still has relatives in Bramley who support our…