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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Huntingdon
Town
Brampton
County
Cambridgeshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Hibbert & Sons (1992 stone tablet on the east wall, re the playing fields)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: Jun 1950
    Attended by: Major General Leon Johnson unveiled the original brass plaque re the 1st Air Division, in the old pavilion
  • Opened
    Date: 3rd June 1988
    Attended by: The Right Honourable John Major MP opened the new pavilion/Memorial Centre
  • Planted
    Date: Winter 1952
    Attended by: Miss Layton Blunt of the Baden Powell Guild of Old Scouts planted the copper beech tree commemorating Brampton Old Scouts who died in both World Wars.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8409
Current location

Within the Centre are the wooden board re Brampton's casualties from both World Wars & the metal plaque re the 8th USAAF link to Brampton; outside are the tablets re the playing fields & 13 WW2 memorial trees + the trees themselves.
Brampton Memorial Centre
Thrapston Road (B1514)
Brampton
Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire
PE28 4TD
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 21224 71072
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Old Pavilion
    Thrapston Road
    Brampton
    Huntingdon
    Cambridgeshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Large park, with a sizeable community hall and sports/playing fields. At the southern end of the park are various memorial trees, including those planted to commemorate Brampton's fallen of World War 2 and the copper beech tree commemorating the Brampton Old Scouts who died in both World Wars.
Inscription
Steel plaque: MEMORIAL TREES/ THE 47 TREES ON THE VERGES OF THRAPSTON ROAD/ WERE DONATED BY THE LATE MR & MRS PERKINS/ IN MEMORY OF THE 47 MEN OF BRAMPTON WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE 1914-1918 WAR/ ON THE PLAYING FIELDS ARE 13 TREES PLANTED BY/ THE BRAMPTON BRANCH ROYAL BRITISH LEGION/ IN MEMORY OF THE 13 MEN WHO FELL/ IN THE 1939-1945 CONFLICT Stone tablet: THESE PLAYING FIELDS/ ARE A MEMORIAL TO THE 60 MEN/ OF BRAMPTON VILLAGE WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES IN TWO WORLD WARS/ 1914-1918 AND 1939-1945/ "WE WILL REMEMBER THEM" Wooden board: In memory of the men of Brampton who gave/ their lives in the First and Second World Wars/ 1914-1918/ (47 names)/ 1939-1945/ (13 names) Steel plaque: This plaque is a token of appreciation/ of the generous support given to this/ village war memorial by/ 1st Air Division/ 8th U.S. Army Air Force/ It commemorates the happy/ relations existing between the/ American Forces and the people/ of Brampton during the years/ 1942-1945 Former brass plaque (now lost) that hung on the old pavilion: THIS PLAQUE IS A TOKEN OF THE GENEROUS/ SUPPORT GIVEN BY THE 1ST AIR DIVISION OF THE/ 8TH AIR FORCE, USA ARMY, TO THIS VILLAGE/ WAR MEMORIAL, AND COMMEMORATES THE HAPPY/ RELATIONS EXISTING BETWEEN THE AMERICAN/ FORCES AND THE PEOPLE OF BRAMPTON DURING/ THE YEARS 1942 AND 1945 Steel plaque: This copper beech tree is a memorial/ to the/ Brampton Old Scouts/ who gave their lives/ in the two World Wars./ It was planted in the winter of 1952/ by Miss Layton Blunt/ of the Baden Powell Guild of Old Scouts.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, Earnest
Allen, John
Allen, William
Baxter, Harrold
Beecham, John
Bruce, George
Buckenham, William
Butler, Hezekiah
Carter, Thomas
Childerley, Albert
See details for all 60 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 47
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 47
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename and surname
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 13
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 13
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename and surname.
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Steel
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 35mm, height 350mm, width 755mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stainless Steel
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 6mm, height 150mm, width 250mm
    Materials: Stainless Steel
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Site: The 1947 plot cost c£1800

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: The £1800 land purchase in 1947 was met partly through subscription, supplemented by a £900 grant from the Ministry of Education.
Responsibility
Brampton Parish Council
Reference
  • The British Legion Book of Brampton, Ellington, Easton and Spaldwick, edited by Philip G.M. Dickinson F.S.A., F.R.Hist.S, published in 1948 by the British Legion (reprinted in 1987 by Mapro Publishing Services Ltd of Huntingdon). In addition to containing details of the Legion's activities before, during and after the Second World War, the book also contains the photographs, dates of birth, enlistment details and information re the deaths of 11 of the 13 men from Brampton who died in World War 2, as well as a Roll of Honour of the names of all those from Brampton who served in both World Wars, including Air Raid Wardens, the Home Guard and the Special Constabulary. A similar Roll of Honour is also included regarding each of the villages of Ellington, Easton and Spaldwick.

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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