Bramford World War One ProjectThe Men of Bramford on The Commemorative Memorial
This website is dedicated to the memory of the men of Bramford who served in the Great War and in particular to the fifty four recorded on the village memorial who lost their lives. The information on this website is provided as part of the “Remembering Bramford in The Great War” project organised by the Bramford Local History Group and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund First World War: then and now programme.
According to a newspaper report in 1920, on the unveiling of the Bramford War Memorial, a total of 312 men from the village had served in the war. At this time the village incorporated part of what is now Ipswich Borough, largely along the Bramford Road up to the railway bridge on the junction with Sproughton Road. Read more.
A number of other casualties have been found that had connections with the village but are not on the memorial.
In most cases the men were born in Bramford but the family had moved away before the war. For a few there was a connection purely through residence. Read more on WW1 Casualties With Bramford Connections .
Published by the Bramford Local History Group, it provides a detailed profile of each of the men on the Bramford Village Memorial except for two individuals who cannot be traced. The profiles include (where available) family details, a summary of their military service, newspaper reports and photographs.
Before the First World War, one of the chief sources of entertainment was the “Music Hall” and it involved a mixture of popular songs, comedy and variety acts. From the early days of the British Expeditionary Force in France “Concert Parties” were organised to entertain the troops using songs and sketches from the music …..Read more