Memorial details

Memorial type
South Northamptonshire
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Afghanistan (2001-2014)
  • Unveiled
    Date: 5th October 1920
    Attended by: General The Lord Horne GCB KCMG ADC
  • Dedicated
    Date: 5th October 1920
    Attended by: Rev. W.B Broughton
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Current location

Market Square
South Northamptonshire
NN13 5AB

OS Grid Ref: SP 58460 36851
Denomination: Undefined

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A three-stepped base surmounted by a three-tiered octagonal column and cross. The lower tier has the incised names of the theatres of war and the great battles. The names of the fallen are incised on the middle tier. A brick wall surrounds the whole with tablets commemorating the fallen of the Second World War on either side of the entrance. A crest on the lower part of the front face of the upper tier. Beneath this, is a carved foliate design.
Face 1 : TO THE MEN OF / BRACKLEY / WHO GAVE THEIR / LIVES FOR KING / AND COUNTRY / IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1919 / 1914 / (3 NAMES) / MARNE / YPRES Face 2 : 1915 / (9 NAMES) / GALLIPOLI / SALONICA Face 3 : (5 NAMES) / 1916 / (4 NAMES) / DARDAN-/ -ELLES / FALKLANDS Face 4 : (NAMES) / 1917 / (2 NAMES) / EGYPT / EAST AFRICA (10 NAMES) / FRANCE / BELGIUM (6 NAMES) / 1918 (3 NAMES) / ITALY / RUSSIA (10 NAMES) / JVTLAND / ZEEBRVGGE (3 NAMES) / 1918 / (6 NAMES) / MESO-/ -POTAMIA/ PALESTINE Block : 2009 / Corporal N. WEBSTER-SMITH R.M.P. / Afghanistan Block: 1916/ Pte. J Doherty/ North'n/ Somme LH tablet 1 : + 1939 / They shall grow not old / As we that are left grow old / (7 NAMES) RH tablet 2 : 1945 + / (8 NAMES)
Inscription legible?
Names on memorial
Aldous, A H
Allum, C
Allum, J
Allum, T
Ayres, J
Ayres, J H
Bedding, P E
Bedding, V
Blencowe, A
Brooks, P
See details for all 29 names
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 69
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 69
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Rank, forename initials, surname, regiment, year died, decorations
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 15
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 15
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, forename.
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Afghanistan (2001-2014)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Year died, rank, forename initials, surname, regiment, place of death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Column
    Measurements: height 5650 mm, width 5180 mm
    Materials: Stone - Clipsham
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - York
Listing information
  • Brackley War Memorial
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
2022: Pte. J Doherty's name added to the memorial 1989: Cleaned & lettering repainted. 1945: Surrounding wall & tablets added.
Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Brackley Borough Council & Royal British Legion
  • - accessed 14 October 2022
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Banbury Guardian - Thursday 14 October 1920 BRACKLEY WAR MEMORIAL (List of names and image)

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