BRAMHAM CONNECTION A list of those men with a Connection to Bramham that are not remembered on the Bramham WW1 War Memorial.

BURDON Rowland

Captain Royal Flying Corps Tadcaster Bramham Airfield KFA 10/01/1917 Wetherby Vol 9a Page 170 Aged 23. Born London 06/02/1893. Son of Colonel Rowland Burdon and Mary Arundal Slade Married St George Hanover Square London 1887. Rowland was the only son of Rowland Burdon part of the well known and famous Burdon family of Sunderland and its surrounding area. Rowland's Great Grandfather was the man behind the building of the Wearmouth Bridge in Sunderland. Click Here.

Rowland lost his life in a flying accident at Tadcaster hence why he is remembered on this site. In August 1914 Rowland joined the Northumberland Hussars as a dispatch rider. His father raised the 18th Bn Durhan Light Infantry to which he became a Lieutenant on 24/09/1914. He was gazetted to Captain in June 1915, and and was sent to France in the November. Rowland was invalided home in June 1916 and after recovering was sent to Tadcaster (Bramham) Airfield in as an instructor and Flight Commander in the Royal Flying Corps. He passed away due to a flying accident in the Tadcaster area (Can You Help With Details Please) Laid to Rest St James Church Castle Eden Co Durham.


Private 28168 3rd Bn West Yorkshire Regiment Attached Labour Corps DIED at Home 19/02/1919 Aged 31. Born Tockwith 1888. Son of John Born Cattel 1861 and Esther Young Born Bilton 1867 Married 1885. Husband of Alice Mary Burks Born Sherburn-In-Elmet 1896 Married 1918 CWGC Residence Bramham. Laid to Rest Tockwith the Epiphany Churchyard. Memorial None

HAYHURST James Guardsman

Private 32284 2nd Bn Grenadier Guards KIA 27/08/1918 Aged 24. Born Bramham 1894. Son of George and Maria Kate Pinkney Married Scarborough 1892. CWGC Birdwell Barnsley. 1911 Residence Ellis Laithe Havercroft Nr Wakefield Occupation Groom on a Farm. Husband of Kate Bolingbrook Married 1916. CWGC 63 Lytham Road Blackpool. One Daughter Kathleen Born Blackpool 1918.  Enlisted Barnsley Household Bn 3416. Memorial None.

Laid to Rest More Abbey Military Cemetery Mory France.

MEASEY Francis George

Private 20285 5th Bn Northamptonshire Regiment KIA 18/03/1916 Aged 28. Born Bramham 1888. Son of Fred Born Finmere Oxfordshire 1861 and Jane Stirk Born Bramham 1862 Married Bramham 1866. 1901 Family Residing High Street Bramham. 1911 Finmere Cowman on Farm. Husband of Jane Clifford Died 1918 Married 1911 Tingwick Buckinghamshire. Enlisted Yelvertoft Northamptonshire Landed France 11/12/1915. Memorial None.


Laid to Rest Vermelles British Cemetery France.

MESSENGER Thomas (shown as Massenger in Birth Records) 

Private 47218 9th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment KIA 29/04/1917 Aged 28. Born Market Weighton 1889. Son of Louis and Ellen Fowkes Died Giving birth to Thomas 1888. CWGC The Black Swan Yard New Street Pocklington. Louis married for a third time Mary J Speck Pocklington 1891. Enlisted Harrogate. Residence time of Enlistment Bramham. Memorial None.

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Laid to Rest Beaumetz Cross Roads Cemetery Cambrai France.


Lance Bombardier 52284 Royal Garrison Artillery KIA 13/11/1918 Aged 30. Born Parlington 1888. Son of Robert Henry Born Barwick 1865 and Ellen Hills Born Parlington 1867 CWGC Holme Farm Bramham. 1911 The Poplass Colton Nr Leeds Occupation Salesman. Laid to Rest Bardsey All Hollows Churchyard.  Memorial None.


WHINCUP Arthur Driver L/34557 29th Division Royal Horse/Field Artillery KIA 25/09/1917 Aged 36. Born Bramham. Husband of Elizabeth CWGC 202 Upholland Road Orrel Wigan. Enlisted Wigan. Memorial None. Brother of Tom Noble Whincup Remembered Tadcaster WW1 War Memorial.                                 


Laid to Rest Canada Farm Cemetery France.

WHINCUP George Sergeant 12833 6th Service Bn York and Lancaster Regiment KIA 25/08/1915 Aged 35. Born Bramham. Enlisted Pontefract. Remembered Helles Memorial  Gallipoli Turkey. Brother of Tom Remembered Tadcaster WWW1 War Memorial. And Arthur Rembered Above.