Major John Geoffrey Appleyard, DSO, MC and Bar, RASC, CDO, SOE, SSRF and SAS. Bramley born Geoffrey is the subject of many books detailing his bravery from Dunkirk to West Africa and cross channel raids on Occupied France and the Channel Islands. Following service in the RASC, No. 7 Commando and No. 62 Commando (where…Details
Friends of Bramley War Memorial were delighted to accept The Duke of York’s Community Initiative Award recently from HRH Price Andrew at Sheffield Cathedral. It was in recognition of and in thanks to all the hard work undertaken and the community initiatives that have been established in the last four years. A permanent page with…Details
In February 2018 we were contacted by relatives in Denmark looking for information about Major Wilfred E Holdsworth DCM, who died on New Years Eve 1945 and is buried in Egypt. His relatives also were looking for relatives of Major Holdsworth. We were able to put them in contact and in April his son and…Details
We are pleased and proud to share this article from the May issue of The Yorkshire Report, copies are still available in Tesco, Bramley Centre. Thanks to Linzi Davies who wrote the article.
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Wednesday May 9th saw the visit of the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Jane Dowson to see the work undertaken by the Bramley Baptists War & Remembered Graves team and also to present the volunteers with a copy of the Duke of York’s Community Initiative Award. The team have worked for the past four years…Details
On Monday 23rd April we marked St.George’s Day by flying our new St. George’s Cross flag and also honouring local veterans of the Korean War who attended to pay respects. Our dedication listed Leeds servicemen who died in this war and also marked the anniversary of the Battle of the Imjin River in 1951.
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We are delighted to announce that Bramley War Memorial, (dedicated to the 746 fallen from Bramley, Rodley & Stanningley) have been successful in gaining a Duke of York Community Initiative Award. This is testament to the fantastic generosity and support of local businesses, individuals and community organisations, (especially Bramley Baptist Graveyard team and staff…Details
We are pleased to post both the full film of the Service and also a Slideshow of photos set to music.
Many thanks to all who came to pay their respects.
The Black Lion, Broad Lane, Bramley are holding a fundraising weekend from 10th to 12th November raising funds for a number of forces charities and also for Bramley War Memorial. Thanks again to Marsha, customers and staff for their continued support and fundraising.
October 3rd and 4th 2017 saw the official commemoration of Operation Basalt on the small island of Sark in the Channel Islands. This Commando raid was led by Bramley born, Major Geoffrey Appleyard, a wreath was laid by a group of us who went from Leeds to pay our respects to this brave man and…Details