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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
Tuesday 24th of May, 2016 was the 75th anniversary of the loss of HMS Hood in the Denmark Strait in between Iceland and Denmark. She had a crew of 1418 of whem only 3 survived, including Leeds man, Robert Tilburn. On this anniversary we commemorated Cook Jack Lawson, aged 20, Rodley born and a resident…Details
On 27th November, an official Regimental Flag from 5 Rifles was flown to mark the 4th anniversary of the death of Rifleman Sheldon Steel in Afghanistan – Remembered with pride.
Bramley War Memorial was officially unveiled on Monday, 4th August by Deputy Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Colonel Brian Denney , TD, DL, Colonel Denney had previously served in The Rifles.
This photo, courtesy of the Yorkshire Evening Post showssome of the members of the Friends of a War Memorial for Bramley a few days before the Unveiling Ceremony on 4th August 2014 – the centenary of the commencement of World War One. From left to right: Councillor Caroline Gruen, Councillor Ted Hanley, Norah Gibson, Jim…Details