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
We were proud to commemorate the Centenary of the founding of the RAF on “Battle of Britain Day” 15th September with a Flag Event at the Memorial.
We displayed a framed dedication listing all the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force men and woman who are currently remembered on the Memorial.
Our three planters were installed on Friday 7th September 2018 to complement our new benches and complete the installation of our Peace Garden.
Delighted to announce work for The Peace Garden at Bramley War Memorial started today. The World War 1 & 2 and Doves of Peace benches are now in situ. The three Planters will be placed in situ within the next couple of weeks, (Leeds City Council Parks & Countryside department to update). The benches and…Details
James Eric Appleyard lived at Cringlebar, Stanningley and had many Bradford based sporting connections. He also attended Bradford Grammar School and is remembered on their Memorial. He died a few months before the end of World War One on 20th July 1918, whilst serving as a Captain in the 8th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince…Details
In early August The Royal British Legion unveiled their new touring sculpture outside The South Bank in London. The sculpture consists of separate letters spelling out “Thank You” and is an opportunity for members of the public to show their appreciation of the sacrifice made in World War One by the people of the United…Details
July 13th 2018 marked the 75th Anniversary of Bramley born Major Geoffrey Appleyard DSO MC and Bar being posted missing in action over Sicily when carrying out his duties as Operations Officer (Second in Command) of the 2nd SAS Regiment. There is a complete section on this Website describing Geoffrey’s heroism and exploits, however we…Details
Lawrence Scarborough, 22 was a Private in the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales Own) and died in Myanmar (formerly Burma) as a prisoner of war on 10th April 1942. He was the son of John T and Elizabeth Scarborough of Bramley. We were pleased to receive this photograph from a relative in August. Lawrence…Details
Five Bramley families were left grieving for their loved ones following the sinking of the HMT Lancastria off the coast of France in 1940. The sinking of the Lancastria was the largest single ship loss of life in British maritime history, with estimates ranging between 3,000 and 5,800 fatalities. Cunard liner Lancastria had been pressed…Details