Following on from our earlier post regarding newly researched names, we received a request from a local author and historian regarding Lance Corporal George William Midgley, 26, who died in the first months of World War One, at Ypres on 26th October, 1914. He was the son of Ernest Mark Midgley And Elizabeth Hampshire Midgley,…Details
Since Easter 2015, we have been receiving, finding and researching new names to be inscribed on two new plaques to be unveiled on November 11th this year. These names are primarily from Rodley and Stanningley with a number of newly discovered Bramley names. All names, new ones and the 505 already inscribed on Bramley War…Details
Car Care Plan (Thornbury – Bradford) A company that was once situated in Bramley Shopping Centre has once again shown support for Bramley War Memorial. Car Care Plan held a special charity “dress down” day at the end of last month and from a raffle and donations raised £407.50. Their very generous donation will assist…Details
To mark Armed Forces Day at Bramley War Memorial, our Union Flag was flown for the day.
Friday, July 1st marks 100 years since the commencement of the Battle of Somme – with 50,000 casualties, over 19,000 of them dead on the first day. 77 local men died in the battle which continued until November. We are remembering with two events; 7.25 am with bugler 5 minutes later to mark the moment…Details
One of the latest Remembered Graves uncovered and added to the strimming and cleaning rota is that of Horace Marshall, aged 24, died 16th July, 2015 and the son of Arthur William and Anne Marshall of 3 Waterloo Terrace, Bramley. Horace was a Private in the 1st/6th Bn. Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment). Please…Details
There are a large number of Roll’s of Honour and Plaques in our local places of worship commemorating the fallen of both World Wars, where churches and chapels have merged generally the Memorials have followed. All of these are shown on this website: The most recent find was the Roll of Honour from Ebenezer Wesleyan…Details
We really like this photo by local photographer Andrea Allan and used with her permission, it was taken just before last November’s wreaths were removed.
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 (email@example.com) and we are also registered for Paypal under…Details
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…Details