Honour Roll

The twentieth century was marked by numerous conflicts around the world, which touched more ordinary families than ever before. The communities of Brampton were no exception.

We owe an immense debt of gratitude to all those who lived, worked and fought through those conflicts. They gave us the freedoms we enjoy today.

Elsewhere on this site, I will explore the effects on those who worked and lived locally through the two great wars of 1914 – 1919 and 1939 – 1945. Here, I want to pay tribute to the young men who made the ultimate sacrifice.

All these years later, it is easy to forget that the names etched on war memorials were the sons, husbands and fathers of local families. They went to school and worked in the community, much as our young people do today. They were young men, some barely 18 or 19 years old, who should have been enjoying the things young people have always enjoyed. Instead, they were called to serve in battles they could not have understood. They fought in conditions we cannot begin to imagine. And they died. Gave their lives in far off places in the belief their sacrifice would secure a way of life for their families and future generations.

They are our honoured few.

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The memorial records here are organised according to family name. You can search by those names.

Note that the link on each image will take you to a brief biography of each casualty, together with information about his family where known.


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  • Brampton St Thomas
    Adlington - John
    John Adlington
    1895 - 1916
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    John served with the Sherwood Foresters.
    He died on 26 May 1916 as a result of illness contracted while serving in Gallipoli. He is buried in St Thomas' Churchyard, Brampton.
  • Hamburg Cemetery
    Berresford - Ernest
    Ernest Berresford
    1894 - 1918
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    Ernest served with the Leicestershire Regiment.
    He died as a prisoner of war in Germany on 23 Nov 1918 and is buried in the Hamburg Cemetery.
  • Arras Memorial
    Berresford - Harry
    Harry Berresford
    1892 - 1918
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    Harry served with the Sherwood Foresters.
    He was killed in action on 21 Mar 1918 and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial.
  • Douchy les Ayette BC
    Berresford - James
    James B Berresford
    1898 - 1918
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    James served with the Royal Scots Fusiliers.
    He was killed in action near to Arras and is buried in the Douchy Les Ayette British Cemetery.
  • Niederzwehren Cemetery
    Black - Tom
    Tom Black
    1891 - 1918
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    Tom served with the Royal Engineers.
    He died on 12 Oct 1918, while a prisoner of war near Kassel in Germany, and is buried in the Niederzwehren Cemetery.
  • Brampton St Thomas
    Black - Walter
    Walter Black
    1895 - 1916
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    Walter served with the Sherwood Foresters.
    He died of wounds after being returned to the UK. He is buried in the Churchyard of St Peter & St Paul, Old Brampton.
  • St Marys Kelvedon
    Blagden - Charles
    Charles E Blagden
    1870 - 1917
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    Charles served with the Welsh Regiment.
    He died of wounds on 17 Mar 1917, after being returned to the UK. He is buried in the extension to St Mary's churchyard, Kelvedon, Essex.
  • Helles Memorial
    Bradbury - Ellis
    Ellis Bradbury
    1892 - 1915
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    Ellis served with the Royal Marines.
    He was killed in action abt. 3 May 1915 and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli.
  • Thiepval Memorial
    Brady - Alfred
    Alfred Brady
    1896 - 1916
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    Alfred served with the Sherwood Foresters.
    He was killed in action on 1 Jul 1916. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
  • Tyne Cot Memorial
    Brailsford - Harry
    Harry Brailsford
    1896 - 1917
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    Harry served with the Sherwood Foresters.
    He died of wounds on 11 Nov 1917 in Flanders. He has no known grave, and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.
  • New Military Cemetery, Vlamertinghe
    Brammall - Ernest
    Ernest Brammall
    1896 - 1917
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    Ernest served with the Royal Artillery.
    He was killed in action on 25 Sept 1917 and is buried in the new military cemetery, Vlamertinghe.
  • Croisilles British Cemetery
    Bridges - George
    George A Bridges
    1895 - 1917
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    George served with the Leicestershire Regiment.
    He was killed in action on 19 Jul 1917 and is buried in the Croisilles British Cemetery.
  • St Sever Cemetery Extension
    Brocklehurst - George
    George Brocklehurst
    1882 - 1918
    anemptytextlline
    George served with the Sherwood Foresters.
    He died of wounds in Rouen on 14 Nov 1918, and was buried in the St Sever Cemetery Extension.
  • Marcoing British Cemetery
    Burrows - William
    William Burrows
    1894 - 1918
    anemptytextlline
    William served with the Leicestershire Regiment.
    He died of wounds on 8 Oct 1918 and is buried in the Marcoing British Cemetery, France.
  • Loos Memorial
    Burtoft - Victor
    Victor Burtoft
    1897 - 1917
    anemptytextlline
    Victor served with the Sherwood Foresters.
    He was killed in action on 26 Sept 1917 and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial.
  • Loos Memorial
    Buswell - John
    John E Buswell
    1889 - 1917
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    John served with the Sherwood Foresters.
    He was killed in action on 23 Jun 1917 and is buried in the Loos British Cemetery.
  • Dozinghem Military Cemetery
    Buxton - Frederick
    Frederick H Buxton
    1891 - 1917
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    Frederick served with the Sherwood Foresters.
    He died of wounds on 6 Oct 1917 and is buried in the Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Flanders.
  • Arras Memorial
    Buxton - William
    William Buxton
    ? - 1918
    anemptytextlline
    William served with the Sherwood Foresters.
    He was killed in action on 23 Mar 1918 and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial
  • Guillemont Rd Cemetery
    Cranfield - Walter
    Walter Cranfield
    1885 - 1916
    anemptytextlline
    Walter served with the Sherwood Foresters.
    He was killed in action on 15 Sept 1916 and is buried in the Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont.
  • Menin Gate Memorial
    Eyre - John
    John L Eyre
    1897 - 1916
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    John served with the Sherwood Foresters.
    He was killed in action on 14 Feb 1916 and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres.
  • Thiepval Memorial
    Gaunt - Joseph
    Joseph Gaunt
    1886 - 1917
    anemptytextlline
    Joseph served with the Sherwood Foresters.
    He was killed in action on 27 Apr 1917 and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
  • Dozinghem Military Cemetery
    George - Albert
    Albert George
    1895 - 1917
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    Albert served with the North Staffordshire Regiment.
    He died of wounds on 18 Nov 1917 and is buried in the Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Flanders.
  • Railway dugouts cemetery
    Hamlet - Richard
    Richard L Hamlet
    1876 - 1917
    anemptytextlline
    Richard served with the Machine Gun Corps
    He was killed in action on 7 Jan 1917 and is buried in the Railway Dugouts Burial Ground,Ypres
  • Thiepval Memorial
    Hodgson - William
    William Hodgson
    1882 - 1916
    anemptytextlline
    William served with the Sherwood Foresters.
    He was killed in action on 17 Jul 1916 and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
  • Albert communal cemetery extension
    Hopkinson - William
    William Hopkinson
    1871 - 1916
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    William served with the Sherwood Foresters.
    He died of wounds received on the Somme. He is buried in the Communal Cemetery Extension, Albert.
  • Quarry Cemetery, Montauban
    Jackson - Arthur
    Arthur Jackson
    1898 - 1916
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    Arthur served with the Labour Corps.
    He was killed in action on 14 Jul 1916 and is buried in the Quarry Cemetery, Montauban, on the Somme.
  • Thiepval Memorial
    Jackson - Harry
    Harry Jackson
    1894 - 1916
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    Harry served with the Sherwood Foresters.
    He was killed in action on 1 Jul 1916 and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
  • Euston Rd Cemetery, Colincamps
    Jackson - Joseph
    Joseph Jackson
    1886 - 1916
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    Joseph served with the Royal Liverpool (Kings) Regiment.
    He was killed in action on 15 Oct 1916 and is buried in the Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps on the Somme.
  • Thiepval Memorial
    Jones - William
    William - Jones
    1880 - 1916
    anemptytextlline
    William served with the Sherwood Foresters.
    He was killed in action on 26 Sept 1916 and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
  • Arras Memorial
    Lilley - George
    George Lilley
    1881 - 1917
    anemptytextlline
    George served with the Lincolnshire Regiment.
    He was killed in action on 12 Apr 1917 and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial.
  • Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery
    Lovett - John
    John Lovett
    1877 - 1916
    anemptytextlline
    John served with the Sherwood Foresters.
    He died after being kicked by a horse and is buried in the Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Nord pas de Calais.
  • Longuenesse souvenir cemetery
    Margerison - Charles
    Charles Margerison
    1891 - 1918
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    Charles served with the Kings Own Scottish Borderers Regiment.
    He died of wounds on 14 Jul 1918.
    He is buried in the Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetery, St Omer.
  • Sudwestfriedhof military cemetery
    Marsden - Arthur
    Arthur Marsden
    1892 - 1918
    anemptytextlline
    Arthur served with the Leicestershire Regiment.
    He died on 29 Oct 1918 and is buried in the Sudwestfriedhof military cemetery, Stahnsdorf.
  • Arras Memorial
    Marsden - John
    John Marsden
    1887 - 1918
    anemptytextlline
    John served with the Sherwood Foresters.
    He was killed in action on 21 Mar 1918 and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial.
  • Arras Memorial
    Mason - Charles
    Charles Mason
    1889 - 1918
    anemptytextlline
    Charles served with the Sherwood Foresters.
    He was killed in action on 21 Mar 1918 and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial.
  • Military Cemetery, Zuydcoote
    Nicholls - Frank
    Frank Nicholls
    1894 - 1917
    anemptytextlline
    Frank served with the Army Service Corps.
    He died of wounds on 14 Nov 1917 and is buried in the Military Cemetery, Zuydcoote.
  • Mont Huon Military Cemetery
    Shaw - George
    George Shaw
    1892 - 1917
    anemptytextlline
    George served with the Royal Garrison Artillery.
    He died of wounds on 14 Aug 1917 and is buried in the Mount Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport.
  • Helles Memorial
    White - Harry
    Harry White
    1893 - 1915
    anemptytextlline
    Harry served with the Royal Marine Light Infantry.
    He was killed in action on 6 May 1915 and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial.

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