War Memorial

A Picture of the warm memorial in Bromsberrow with rememberance day poppy wreaths around the base

The Bromsberrow War Memorial, located a short walk from the church, was first unveiled on Sunday 1 May 1921. Dedication followed Evensong, the service led by Rev. W. Wynn Lloyd who asked that members of the Parish, young and old should remember the great sacrifice made by the twelve named men by “taking off their hats when they passed it” Following the Second World War a further four names were added to the Cotswold stone Monument. By the twenty first century, the Monument was in need of some refurbishment and following extensive repairs in 2011 the Memorial was rededicated on Saturday 7th May. More than one hundred residents joined relatives of seven of the named servicemen for the ceremony which was led by Frank Marriott, Chaplain of the Ledbury Branch of the Royal British Legion and the Rev Anthony Lomas.

Commemorating 100 Years of the Bromsberrow War Memorial

Remembering the servicemen listed on the Bromsberrow War Memorial:

Reuben Henry Watkins – Rifleman – 11305, 1st Bn., King’s Royal Rifle Corps who died on 27 October 1914 Age 18. Son of William and Mary Watkins, of Bromesberrow Lodge, Ledbury, Herefordshire. Remembered with Honour. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Andrew Ewart Morris – Private – M2/033092, 4th Ammunition Col., Army Service Corps who died on 24 February 1915 Age 19. Son of Thomas and Mary Morris, of “Baven Hill House,” Bromsberrow, Dymock, Glos. Remembered with Honour. St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen.

Edward Minchin – Private – 2497, 1st/1st Bn., Herefordshire Regiment who died on 19 August 1915 Age 20. Son of Robert and Hannah F. Minchin, of Letter House, Bromesberrow. Dymock, Glos. Remembered with honour. Azmak Cemetery, Sulva.

Gilbert Allsopp – Private – 11046, 5th Bn., King’s Shropshire Light Infantry who died on 24 August 1916. Son of James & Lettie  Allsopp of Chace End Hill, Bromsberrow. Remembered with Honour. Thiepval Memorial.

Frank Casemore – Private – 41577, 9th Bn., Yorkshire Regiment who died on 18 June 1917 Age 38. Son of John and Mary Casemore, of Fifield, Oxon; husband of Rosa Florence Casemore (nee Hughes). of Hardwick Terrace, Colwell, Malvern. Remembered with Honour. Mendinghem Military Cemetery.

William Chamberlain – Private – 20309, 2nd Bn., Worcestershire Regiment who died on 27 August 1917. Husband of Ellen Chamberlain of Chace End Hill, Bromsberrow. He was born circa 1885 at LLantrisant, Glamorgan. Remembered with Honour. Tyne Cot Memorial.

Martin Chicheley Albright – Major – 1st/1st, Queen’s Own Worcestershire Hussars (Worcester Yeomanry) who died on 08 November 1917 Age 31. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Albright, of Bromesberrow Place, Ledbury, Herefordshire; husband of Barbara
Albright, of Apperley Court, Tewkesbury, Glos. Remembered with Honour. Gaza War Cemetery.

John Jones – Able Seaman – R/3896, Nelson Bn. R.N. Div., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve who died on 25 December 1917 Age 34. Husband of Laura Maud Jones, of Peckham Cottage, Poolbrook, Malvern. Born at Bromsberrow, Worcestershire. Remembered with Honour. Villers-Plouich Communal Cemetery.

Alfred James Cowmeadow – Private – 59098, Devonshire Regiment who died on 21 March 1918. Son of James & Elizabeth Cowmeadow of Bridstow, Herefordshire, husband of Ruth of Egg Tump, Berrow. Remembered with Honour. Pozieres Memorial.

Walter Henry Richardson – Private – 18078, 13th Bn., Gloucestershire Regiment who died on 22 March 1918 Age 38. son of Charles & Alice Richardson of Bromsberrow Heath. Remembered with Honour. Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension.

George Tandy – Private – 28083, 24th (Pembroke and Glamorgan Yeomanry) Bn., Welsh Regiment who died on 21 September 1918. Nephew of Henry Tandy, of The Croft, Bromsberrow, Dymock, Glos. Remembered with Honour. Vis-En-Artois Memorial.

Thomas Averill – Private – 235264, 1st/1st Bn., Herefordshire Regiment who died on 15 November 1918. Son of Samuel & Emma Averill of Toney’s Cottage, Bromsberrow. Remembered with Honour. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

John Barrington Russell – Lieutenant – 217638, 2nd Bn., Rifle Brigade, who died age 20 on 28 April 1943. Son of Colonel Reginald Edmurd Utaghtin Russell, C.V.O., C.B.E., D.S.O. (formerly of RoyaI Engineers), and of Dorothy Barrington Russell, of the Grove House, Bromsberrow Heath. Remembered with Honour. Massicault War Cemetery, Tunisia.

William Henry Dearing – Aircraftman. Buried at Bromsberrow on 17th January 1944, aged 21. Son of Ernest Dearing of Court Cottages, Bromsberrow. Remembered with Honour.

Harry Haines – Private – 49161520 5th Bn., Wiltshire Regiment, who died age 23 on 06 August 1944. Son of Mrs. J. Haines; husband of D. M. Haines, of Bromsberrow Heath, Gloucestershire. Remembered with Honour. Bayeux Memorial, France.

Thomas Arthur Taylor – Private – 4104566, 10th Bn., Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment), who died age 28 on 09 February 1945. Son of Ethel Taylor; husband of Vera Joyce Taylor, of Bromsberrow Heath, Gloucestershire. Remembered with Honour. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.