Saluting the bravery of Bramley’s fallen war heroes

Bramley War Memorial unveiling ceremony.
Bramley War Memorial unveiling ceremony.
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They paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

More than 500 men and women from Bramley and Stanningley gave their lives in the service of their country.

And this weekend will see a poignant tribute to the area’s war heroes with a special Remembrance Sunday service for the first time at the new Bramley War Memorial.

A special field of remembrance will be created with over 500 crosses, each bearing the name of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Wreaths will be laid from local politicans and community groups on Sunday morning.

Norah Gibson from the Friends of Bramley War Memorial said: “I hope people from Bramley, Stanningley and across the city can join us in showing our respect and gratitude for those who gave their lives in service of their country, in remembering the dreadful cost of war and in praying for peace among the nations.”

The obelisk, designed with the help of renowned civic architect John Thorpe, is believed to be the only new war memorial being officially opened on the 100th anniversary of the war breaking out.

The new memorial, which was officially unveiled in August, cost £100,000 - all raised through community effort, with support from local businesses and contributions from local councillors’ community cash pots.

The service on Sunday will begin at 10.15am and the Last Post will be played at 11am.

Councillor Caroline Gruen (Lab, Bramley and Stanningley) said: “The Bramley War Memorial is a fitting tribute to over 500 Bramley and Stanningley servicemen and women who gave their lives defending our country.”

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