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BRAMPTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled & copyright © Phil Curme & Chris Comber - 2000
RNVR information courtesy of Jack Clegg
additional information Ernie Rusdale

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The memorial is tiny but visit the church
and enjoy the stained glass windows,
firstly to Bomber Command WW2 and
secondly, the capture of Jerusalem WW1.

Photographs copyright © Phil Curme 2000

1914-1918

Inside the church, at the base of the bell tower there is a splendid red marble screen. The screen includes three mosaic panels depicting the crucifixion. The screen was erected by Walter Judd of Regents Park, London for his wife Rose Emilie Judd who died on 12th October 1921 and his sister Blanche Elizabeth Pryce-Jones. Both spent their youth in Brampton.

Above the screen there is a Regimental flag – no details available.

The following names and inscription have been added:

“For a memorial that shall never be forgotten of the men of
Brampton who died in the Great War 1914-1918.”

ABBOTT

E A

possibly E A Abbott, Private 286 Huntingdon Cyclist Bn transf. to (434613) 683rd Agricultural Coy., Labour Corps who died on Monday, 18th November 1918. Buried in South-East part of FILEY (ST. OSWALD) CHURCHYARD, Yorkshire.

ALLEN

John

Private 30039 7th Bn., The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.) who died of wounds on Friday, 20th September 1918. Born and resident Brampton, enlisted Huntingdon. Buried in VILLERS-FAUCON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Grave II. C. 7.

There is a memorial plaque to this man in the bell tower. Inscription reads: “In memory of John Allen of the Queens Surrey Regiment. For fourteen years a bell ringer of this church killed in action in France on the 29th September 1918. Faithfull unto death.”7th Battalion. Died 20th September 1918 (SDITGW and CWGC) Born Brampton. Enlisted Huntingdon. Resident Brampton. Died of wounds. G/30039. Private.Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. 11.C.7.

W G Allen – See W Allen at end of this list

ALLEN

William George

Guardsman 18289, 3rd Company, 4th Battalion.,Grenadier Guards. 19th February 1915. Aged 27. “At rest”. Son of William & Alice Mary Allen of West End, Brampton. See also J Allen above.

Guardsman 18298, aged 27, 4th Batt., The Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds at home 19th February 1915. Born in Brampton and enlisted in Cresswell. Son of William & Alice Mary Allen of West End, Brampton. Buried in Brampton Cemetery.

Extract from the Hunts Post, Feb 1915:

SOLDIER BURIED

Military Funeral at Brampton

The news of the death of Private William Allen, of the Grenadier Guards, and son of Mr William Allen, of Brampton, which took place in Chelsea Hospital on Friday, was received with feelings of deep regret in the village.

Deceased, who was 27 years of age, and the eldest son of Mr. Allen, was engaged as a railway porter at the Midlany Railway station at Cresswell, near Burton-on-Trent, up to the time when war broke out. He then joined the Grenadier Guards, and as a soldier was making good progress until he was laid aside by serious illness a week before his death. Much sympathy is felt with the family, who are well-known in the village.

The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon in the presence of a large number of mourners including about thirty of the Brampton members of the Hunts Reserve Cycle Battalion. The Rev. A. T. Thompson conducated the service at the conclusion of which two buglers of the Hunts Cyclists sounded the "Last Post."

The family mourners were MR. and Mrs. William Allen (father and mother), John, Alfred and Joe Allen (brothers), Mabel and Alice Allen (sisters), Mrs. J. Allen (sister-in-law), and Mr. C. Sutor.

The coffin was inscribed:-

WILLIAM GEORGE ALLEN
Died 19th february, 1915.
Ahed 27 years.

The following is a list of the wreaths:-

........

Photograph Courtesy & Copyright Lucy Smith 2008

BAXTER

Ernest Harold

Private 203393 15th Bn., Royal Warwickshire Regiment who was killed in action on Friday, 26th October 1917. Resident Brampton, enlisted Huntingdon. Formerly 1308, Hunts Cyclist Battalion. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave IX. B. 9.

BEECHAM

John William

Lance Corporal 16508 1st Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment who died of wounds on Monday, 4th December 1916. Age 25. Born West Kensington, Middlesex, resident and enlisted Huntingdon. Son of John and Caroline Beecham, of Bell End, Brampton, Huntingdon. Buried in MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Grave II. A. 4.

BUCKENHAM

William James

Private 43048 1st Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Monday, 4th September 1916. Age 20. Born St Neots, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Brampton. Son of George and Caroline Buckenham, of Park Farm Cottage. Brampton. Formerly 1069, Hunts Cyclist Battalion. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C

BUTLER

Henry

Private 203354 1st/5th Bn., Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 48th South Midland Division. Wounded on the Italian Front near Granezza, & died in military hospital, Genoa on Friday, 31st May 1918. Age 24. Born Wisbech, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of Mrs Sarah Ann Butler of 24 King Street, Sutton Bridge. Formerly 155, Hunts Cyclist Battalion. Buried Stagleno Cemetery, Genoa, Italy.

CHILDERLEY

Albert [Leslie]

Private 15125 1st Bn, Bedfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 17th April 1915. Age 19. Born Ellington, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Brampton. Son of Sam and Mary Ann Childerley, of 9, Sapley Lane, Hartford, Huntingdon. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33

CHILDERLEY

James

Private 18006 "C" Company 2nd Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment who died of wounds on Monday, 5th July 1915. Age 23. Resident Brampton, enlisted Bedford. Son of Benjamin and Jane Childerley, of Brampton. Buried in LE TREPORT MILITARY CEMETERY, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot 2. Row F. Grave 7A.

CLARK

Albert

Lance Corporal 17096 8th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment who killed in action on Friday, 15th September 1916. Age 26. Born and resident Brampton, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of Mrs. M. A. Clark, of Buckden Rd., Brampton, Huntingdon. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton.

CLARK, A., L/Corporal, 8th Bedfordshire Regt.
He volunteered in September 1914, and later in the same year proceeded to the Western Front. In this theatre of war he fought in the Battles of La Bassée, Neuve Chapelle, Hill 60 and Loos, and was unfortunately killed in action at Beaumont-Hamel in September 1916. He was entitled to the 1914 Star, and General Service and Victory Medals.

"Great deeds cannot die."
Buckden Road, Brampton, Hunts.
Z1684/B.

CLAYTON

[Henry] Charles

Private, 536, XV Corps, Army Cyclist Corps. Killed in action 20th May 1917. Born Brampton, enlisted Bradford. Formerly 0283, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.

COOK

James William

Private 30322 8th Bn., Norfolk Regiment who killed in action on Sunday, 12th August 1917. Age 29. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cook; husband of Esther Cook, of 35, Astley Rd., Hemel Hempstead. Born Grafham, enslited Watford, Herts. Native of Brampton, Huntingdon. Commeorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 4

CRICK

James William

Private G/10227 6th Bn., The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) who was killed in action on Thursday, 5th April 1917. Age 36. Born Alconbury, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Brampton. Husband of Mary Crick, of Blucher Cottages, Brampton. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Grave VII. G. 32.

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton.

CRICK, J.W., Private, Buffs (East Kent Regt.).
He joined in May 1916, and later in the same year was drafted to the Western Front, where he took part in severe fighting in various sectors. After serving in engagements at the Somme, ypres, Albert, Vimy Ridge and Beaumont-Hamel he was unfortunately killed in action on April 5th, 1917, near Arras. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.

"While we remember, the sacrifice is not in vain."
Thrapston Road, Brampton, Hunts.
Z1858.

CROOT

William Simeon Claridge

Lance Corporal 12819 7th Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment who died on Thursday, 20th February 1919. Age 25. Son of Simeon and Annie Elizabeth Croot, of Brampton, Huntingdon. Served in France from Sept., 1915 to Feb., 1919. Buried in BRAMPTON CEMETERY, Huntingdonshire. Grave 492.

DANSON

James Rawlinson

Private 11381 2nd Bn., Scots Guards who died of wounds on Thursday, 1st April 1915. Age 42. Born and enlisted Ulveston, Lancs. Son of James Danson, of Pennybridge Farm, Greenodd, Ulverston, Lancs; husband of Bathsheba Danson, of 59, Ermine St., Huntingdon. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3 and 4

ELLIOT

James Dale

Private S/8856, 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died in the Persian Gulf 22nd April 1916. Aged 22. Born Newcastle-on-Tyne, enlisted Chester. Son of Walter Ramsay Elliot and Elizabeth Elliot, of Nursery House, Brampton, Huntingdon. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XVII. Row E. Grave 19.

On the Elliot grave memorial, a cross on a stepped base, there are inscriptions to W R Elliot and his wife E on the east side, a daughter M J on the west side, William (see below) on the north side, and James Dale on the south side. The four-line inscription for the latter reads 'Pte JAMES DALE ELLIOT / died of wounds in / Mesopotamia 22nd April 1916 / aged 22 years'. - These details from Viv Jenkins of the Brampton Historical Society.

ELLIOT[T]

William

Private 12830, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action near Thiepval 27th September 1916 in France & Flanders aged 21. Born and resident Brampton, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of Walter Ramsay & Elizabeth Elliot of Nursery House, Brampton. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21

FISHER

Leslie Benito

Lieutenant, 12th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 20th Division. Killed in action near Bois Grenier 14th August 1915. Son of Emma Louisa Fisher of Brampton Park, Brampton. Buried White City Cemetery,Bois Grenier F.349

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny' s Roll of Honour the following:

Volume 1, Part 1, Page 134. FISHER, Leslie Benito. Lieutenant, 12th (Service) Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corp. Only son of the late William Edgar Fisher, Accountant, by his wife Emma Louisa(Brampton Park, Brampton, Huntingdonshire), dau of Benjamin Beasley.

Born Fulham S.W. 25-6-1885, educated privately. Went to the Federated Malay States (Klang) in 1910 to take up a post with the North Hummock Rubber Co. Here hi promotion was rapid and at the time of his return home on leave in 1914 he was making an excellent position for himself.

He arrived in England in August of that year and three weeks later joined the Royal Fusiliers (Empire Battalion). In Nov he was offered a commision in the 12th Service Battalion of the Kings Royal Rifles, which he accepted and was gazetted 2nd Lieut 17-11-14, and promoted Lieutenant and machine gun officer 14-4-1915.

He was killed instantaneously by a shell in action at Bois Grenier, France 14-8-15.

As a schoolboy his great hobby was physical culture and he was an ardent follower of Sandow, being remarkable for his splendid athletic physique and physical fitness. In 1909 he competed in a marathon race at Bapton, Wiltshire, the course being 20 miles, and out of 32 entries only three ran the whole course, Lieut Fisher being one of them. He was a brilliant Hockey player, playing for Sussex and Dorset and obtaining his colours for the latter county.

In 1908 he joined as a trooper the Dorsetshire yeomanry and was offered a commision which however he declined.His grandfather, the late Mr. Benjamin Beasley, was a noted shot, and in 1862 competed at Wimbledon for the Echo Challenge Shield becoming one of the famous " English Eight ".

Lieut Fisher was unmarried and was buried at Bois Grenier, France. A Monument was erected to his memory in the chancel of St Marys church, Brampton, Hunts, Brampton being the village in which a great part of his life was spent.

GARNER George

Lance Corporal 39274, 1st Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales). 2nd Division. Wounded on the Ancre and died of wounds 16th November 1916, aged 23. Born and resident Brampton, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of John & Hannah Garner of "The Lodge",Brampton. Buried in Couin British Cemetery F.203

HAWKES

George

Leading Signalman, J/11022, H.M. S/M. "E49.", Royal Navy who died on 12th March 1917. Age 21. Son of Edwin and Clara Charlotte Hawkes, of Brampton, Huntingdon. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent. Panel 22

HEADLAND

Frederick Charles

Gunner 206383, aged 31. 18th Brigade, Ammunition Column, Royal Horse Artillery. Died in Palestine 31st December 1918. Son of John & Harriet Headland of Sapley. Husband of Lillie Headland of Thrapston Road, Brampton. Buried Ramleh War Cemetery, Palestine (Israel).

HEATHCOTE

Herbert Harold

Private 30258, 14th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action at Flers/Courcelette 24th September 1916 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Brampton, enlisted Huntigndon. Next of kin, Brampton. Formerly 1269, Hunts Cyclist Battalion. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21

HILL

Fred

Private 20798, 1/7th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 48th South Midland Division. Killed in action on the Somme 19th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Huntingdon, resident Brampton. Next of kin Brampton. Formerly 681, Hunts Cyclist Battalion. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR21.

HILL

Henry Sydney

Private 43443, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killd in action near Serre 3rd September 1916 in France and Flanders, aged 35. Born and resident Brampton, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of Henry Seaton & Elizabeth Hill of Brampton. Formerly 1057 Hunts Cyclist Battalion. Buried Serre Road Cemetery No 2 F.1890/2

HUNTER

Harold Edward [or Edwin]

Lance Corporal 16279, 11th Battalion, Essex Regiment. 6th Division. Wounded near Ypres and died in military hospital at Poperinge 1st February 1916 in France & Flanders, aged 21. Born and resident Brampton, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of John & Ellen Hunter of "The Lodge" Hinchingbrooke. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium B.11.

JOHNSON

Peter

Private 15078, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action 15th August 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Kington-upon-Thames, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Brampton. Son of Mr & Mrs G.Johnson of Thrapston Road, Brampton. Buried in Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt F.188

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton. ** NOTE the date differences ***

JOHNSON, P., Private, Bedfordshire Regiment.
Having enlisted in January 1914, he was already in the Army when war broke out in August of that year, and in the following January proceeded to the Western Front, where he took part in the Battles of Neuve Chapelle and Hill 60. He fell fighting at Festubert on August 16th, 1915. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star and General Service and Victory Medals.

"A costly sacrifice upon the altar of freedom."
Thrapston Road, Brampton, Hunts.
Z3131/B.
British War Medal awarded to P Johnson 15078, Bedfordshire Regiment

LAVENDER

Oliver

Private TD. 397662, 1/8th Territorial Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 48th South Midland Division. Killed in action 27th August 1916 in France & Flanders, aged 22. Born and resident Brampton, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of William & Ada Lavender of High Street,Brampton. Formerly 332, Hunts Cyclist Battalion. Died on the same day as Harry Maile. Buried in Pozieres British Cemetery F.832.

MAILE

T Harry

Corporal Tf. 307656, 1/8th Territorial Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 48th South Midland Division. Killed in action on the Somme 27th August 1916 in France and Flanders, aged 25. Born and resident Brampton, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of George & Ada Mary Maile of Brampton. Formerly 207, Hunts Cyclist Battalion. Died on the same day as Oliver Lavender. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21

MASON

A E

No further information currently

NEWLAND

E J

possibly Ernest James Newland, Private 140388, aged 30, The Hertfordshire Yeomanry. Died at home on the 15th January 1918. Husband of Mary Alice Newland of 16, Brunleees Street, Hollinwood, Oldham, Lancashire. Buried in Oldham (Hollinwood) Cemetery. (Only E.J.Newland with CWGC)

PAPWORTH

Frederick

Pte. SD.5736, 7th.Batt. The Royal Sussex Reg. 12th. Division. Killed in action on the opening day of the Amiens offensive 8th August 1918. Born Brampton. Enlisted Bedford. No NOK listed. Buried in Villers Bretonneux Military Cemetery F.1170 Chichester Cathedral Memorial Panels

PAPWORTH

James Edward

Private 17964, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, aged 20. 7th Division. Killed in action on the first day of the Battle of Loos 25th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Born and resident Brampton, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mrs.S.Papworth of West End, Brampton. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR.19

PEACOCK

Charles William

Private 1011, "D" Squadron, Bedford Yeomanry. Killed in action near Maricourt on the Somme 24th July 1916 in France & Flanders, aged 29. Born and resident Brampton, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of Charles Owen Peacock and Annie Peacock of Factory House, Brampton. Buried in Peronne Road, Cemetery, Maricourt. F.630

PHILLIPS

William

Private 3/8786, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. 7th Division. Killed in action on the first day of the Battle of Loos 25th September 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Warboys, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Brampton. Next of kin residents of Brampton. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR.19.

RANSOME

Sampson Samuel

Private 20626, aged 33. 8th. Batt., The Norfolk Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action at Ypres 11th August 1917. Husband of Helen Ransome of Brampton. Born in Cowlinge, Suffolk and enlisted in Huntingdon. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial,Ypres. MR. 29.

RIDDIFORD

J W

Buried in the churchyard at Brampton. Ordinary Seaman J W Riddyford London Z/6795. R.N. Depot, Crystal Palace Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. 12th January 1918. “Thy will be done.” No RND service.

ROBINSON

William

Acting Corporal 43439, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action near Delville Wood 3rd September 1916 in France & Flanders, aged 24. Born and resident Brampton, enlisted Huntingdon. Son of William & Sophia Robinson of Brampton. Formerly 933, Hunts Cyclist Battalion. Buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Grave XXIII. F. 1.

ROSE

Ernest Edward

Private 19819, 10th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action in Macedonia 7th December 1915, aged 24. Resident Brampton, enlisted Bedford. Son of John & Rebecca Rose of The High Street, Brampton. Formerly 18005, Bedfordshire Regiment. Commemorated on The Doiran Memorial,Greece. MR.37.

SEYMOUR

Charles

Private 39438, 1st Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action 10th March 1917 in France & Flanders, aged 20. Born and resident Brampton, enlisted Huntigndon. Son of Mrs Eliza Seymour of `The Crofts` Brampton. Formerly 1273, Hunts Cyclist Battalion. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21

SHARP

F

No further information currently

STOKES

Robert John

Second Lieutenant, aged 28, 2nd. Batt., The Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 8th Division. Killed in action near Delville Wood 20th August 1916. Son of Thomas & Hannah Stokes of Broadway House, Broadway, Dorset. B.A. Cambridge. Buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval F. 402

SUTER

Joseph

Private TF 269794, 1/7th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). 46th (North Midland) Division T.F. Killed in action 22nd June 1917 in France & Flanders aged 33. Born and resident Brampton, enlisted Bedford. Son of Charles & Sarah Suter of The Green,Brampton. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR.19.

From The National Roll of The Great War 1914-1918, Section XII, Bedford & Northampton.

SUTER J., Private, Sherwood Foresters.
He joined in 1916, and underwent a period of training prior to his being drafted to France. There he took part in much heavy fighting in the Somme sector, and was wounded. Whilst being conveyed to hospital he was unfortunately killed by a shell explosion on June 1st, 1917. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.

"Thinking that remembrance, though unspoken, may reach him where he sleeps."
West End, Brampton, Hunts.
Z4342.

WALTON

William George

Rifleman TR13/83185 serving with 51st Grad. Battalion, The Rifle Brigade originally assigned 10th Battalion. Born Chelsea. Enlisted Huntingdon. Resident Brampton. Died at home 7th November 1918. Buried in the churchyard at Brampton.

WILKIN

Charles

Sergeant 3898, aged 26. 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards. Killed in action near Monchy, 20th November 1917. Son of Mr & Mrs Wilkin of Grove Farm,Brampton. Husband of Annie May Wilkin of Hinchingbrooke. Born in Over. Enlisted in Northampton. Commemorated on The Cambrai Memorial, Louveral. MR.17.

WRIGHT

George Edward

Private 43438, aged 28. 1st.Batt., The Bedfordshire Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action on The Somme 3rd September 1916. Son of Mr & Mrs Thomas Wright of Brampton. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR.21

SHELDRAKE

Wallace Shrofield

Private 35245, 5th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds at home 19th June 1919. Born Bungay, Suffolk, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Brampton. Formerly 3516, 9th T.R. Battalion. Buried in Brampton Cemetery.

COOK[E]

Frederick William

Private G.18716, 1st.Batt., The East Kent Regiment. 6th.Division. Killed in action during the German Spring Offensive 21st March 1918. Born in Brampton and enlisted in Salisbury, Wilts. Next of kin, St.Neots. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20.

There are four small (Great War) memorial windows in the church. Details from left to right as follows:

  1. “Here General Allenby entereth Jerusalem on December 11th 1917 and initiates under Christian government a rule of justice and freedom for the holy city.” Features soldiers presenting arms welcoming Allenby.
  2. “Remember ye those men from Brampton who died for righteousness, freedom and peace in the Great War honouring whose memory their relatives and friends have dedicated this window.” Features these words ringed by a laurel wreath.
  3. “Here behind the trenches on the eve of battle the soldier receives the most blessed sacrement and the body and blood of Christ.” Soldiers at prayer surrounded by smashed buildings and broken trees.
  4. “Here he relieves his comrades in the trenches, the soldier passeth a wayside crucifix and is reminded of the great sacrifice offered for him at Calgary.” Soldiers with sloped arms around a crucifix with ambulances.

1939-1945

Marble plaque underneath the WW1 Memorial Window:

“We will remember them.”

BRUCE

George James

Private, 5833526, aged 21, 2nd Battalion, The Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died in captivity in Malaya 28th March 1942. Son of Walter & Beatrice Bruce of Brampton. Buried in Kuala Lumpur (Cheras Road) Civil Cemetery,Malaysia.

CARTER

Thomas John

Bombardier 2063487, aged 26, 160th Field Regiment, The Royal Artillery. Died in India 2nd December 1944. Son of Walter Thomas Carter & Olive Mary Carter of Brampton. Buried in Madras War Cemetery,Chennai, India.

COOKE

James Leslie Cyril

Corporal 1870684, aged 26, 40th Fortress Company The Royal Engineers. Died in captivity after being taken prisoner at Hong Kong in 1941, on the 1st October 1942. Grave lost. Son of Thomas & Emma Cooke. Commemorated on The Sai Wan Memorial, China.

ENGLISH

Anthony Ernest

Sergeant 5830358, aged 25, 5th Battslion, The East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action during the `D`Day landings 6th June 1944. Buried in Bayeux War Cemetery, Normandy,France
FLETCHER

David Herbert

Second Lieutenant 320921, aged 19, 5th Battalion, The Coldstream Guards. Killed in action in Holland 16th November 1944. Son of Cecil & Mildred Fletcher of Brampton. Commemorated on The Groesbeek Memorial, Holland.

HAWKES

Gransden Warren

Warrant Officer 2nd Class P/21152, aged 34. Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry. Died in England 17th April 1941. Son of Edwin & Clara Hawkes of Brampton. Husband of Andrea Patricia Hawkes of Edmomton, Alberta,Canada. Buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery,Surrey.

HOUSE

Henry Leslie Verney

Gunner 1074231, aged 31, 11th Regiment Royal Horse Artillery (H.A.C.). Killed in action at Knightsbridge in Libya 16th March 1942. Son of Harry Arthur & Beatrice House of Brampton. Buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery,Acroma, Libya

MALLETT

Harold

Trooper 7963159, aged 21, `A`Squadron 2nd.Lothian & Border Horse, Royal Armoured Corps. Killed in action in Italy 20th June 1944. Son of Harold Redvers & Minnie Mallett of Peterborough. Buried in Assisi War Cemetery, Italy.

MONTAGU

William Drogo Stuges (The Hon.)

Flying Officer 91111, Royal Air Force. Montagu was killed in a flying accident in Scotland 26th January 1940. Aged 31. Drogo Montagu is commemorated by a communion rail in the Lady Chapel. The inscription reads “In memory of Drogo Montagu F/O AAE killed on active service 26th January 1940. O ye ice and snow bless the Lord.” CWGC shows William Drogo Sturges Montagu. Buried in Brampton Churchyard.

PAPWORTH

George Robert

Able Seaman P/JX/268345, aged 28, H.M.S.`Wellesley` Royal Navy. Died 27th September 1941. (Failed to identify this ship or shore establishment). Son of George Robert & Mary Papworth. Buried in Brampton Churchyard.

SELLENS

Ronald Peter

Private 14646705, aged 19, 2nd Battalion, The Kings Liverpool Regiment. Killed in action in Italy 5th July 1944. Son of William John & Margaret Blanche Sellens of Brampton. Buried in Arezzo War Cemetery, Italy.

SHORT

Albert Reginald Gordon

Able Seaman, aged 38, S.S."Abano" (Hull) Merchant Navy. Died at sea 2nd March 1940. Son of Mr & Mrs William Short of Godmanchester. Husband of Vera C. Short of Anlaby Common, Yorkshire.. Commemorated on The Tower Hill Memorial, London.

WOODWARD

Eric Douglas

Flight Lieutenant 116447, aged 22, 268 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. F/L Woodward was flying a Mustang on low level reconnaissance over the "D" Day landings. He called in to his airfield at Gatwick to report engine trouble over Ouistreham, but failed to return. He was the only casualty suffered by the Squadron during the day. Son of George William & Evaline Marion Woodward of Brampton. Commemorated on The Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

There are a large number of other war graves in the churchyard. Not surprising in view of the close proximity of RAF Brampton. Graves include Squadron Leader M F W Clyne 12th March 1941 and Wing Commander A Mcl. Cobban 18th April 1970.

Last updated 16 June, 2008

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