BRUTON WAR MEMORIAL
War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2014
Bruton War Memorial can be found in the grounds of St Mary’s Churchyard,
Bruton, Somerset and takes the form of a Limestone Latin Market Cross
fixed into a floriated lancet socket mounted on a slim circular column.
This sits on a hexagonal plinth which holds inscriptions in dedication
to the fallen of World War I and World War II. It was dedicated circa
ROSS’S NAME IS ADDED TO THE BRUTON TOWN WAR MEMORIAL
Ben Ross (O88/93),
a sergeant in the Royal Military Police, was killed in Afghanistan on
May 7th, 2009. He had requested that, in the event of his death on active
service, his funeral should be held in Bruton parish church. That event
took place, with full military honours, on Tuesday, May 26th, 2009.
Three years later, almost to the day, Ben was honoured by the town of
Bruton when his name was officially added to the town’s War Memorial
in St Mary’s churchyard.
from an old postcard
Hallowed in Christ
be the memory of these our beloved
who gave their lives
in the Great War
for the freedom
of the World.
The World War of
1939 - 1945
to be transcribed
25055795, AGC (Royal Military Police). Killed by an IED in Helmand
Province while on patrol in Gereshk 17 May 2009. Aged 34. From
Bangor, Gwynedd. Born 1 September 1974. Educated King's School.
Cremated in Yeovil Crematorium, ashed buried in St Mary's Churchyard,
Courtesy of the M.O.D.
6 March, 2014