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The picture below is of the cenotaph in Main Street.It is erected from Weldon stone and stands on three steps constructed from Derbyshire stone.  It stands 16 feet high.

At the top is a bronze wreath of laurel leaves and in the centre is a metal plaque bearing the names, in alphabetical order.



Surname


First
names


Burial


Link to war grave certificate
ANDERSONGeorge E.CairoWar Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. ref O.295
ANDERSONRobertFranceThiepval, Somme, France Pier & Face 11a,d
ANDERSONWilliam
 ( Tom )
FranceDelville Wood Cem., Longueval ref XII. L. 8
                                   see below
ANDREWBertie F.BelgiumPloegsteert Memorial   Panel 7
CALLOWGeorgeFranceGuards Cemetery, Lesboeufs. Spec M22
CALLOWWilfred J.BelgiumPotijze Chateau Grounds ref I, D, 18
CHANDLERThomasGreeceKirechkoi-Hortakoi, Greece, ref. 124
DURHAMJosephFranceEcoust-St. Mein  ref I, B, 10
GEORGEWalter M.M.FranceSt Souplet British Cemetery, ref I, B, 19
HARMSWORTH  George S.R.IsraelJerusalem Memorial Panels 26 & 27
HAWGOODHerbert JFranceCrouy British, Crouy-Sur-Somme I, E, 25
                                   see below
HAWTINAlbertFranceBorre Churchyard, Nord, Ref B2
HAYNESArthurFranceThiepval Memorial, Somme. Pier 11A,D
HOLTBYNorman C.FranceSt Sever Cemetery, Rouen ref B,17,48
KIMBELLRichard E.FranceBrown’s Copse Cemetery, Roeux ref 5
MANNINGLewis W.FranceVendresse British Cemetery ref IV,K,4
MANNINGFrancisFranceLe Touret War Memorial   Panel 29
MANNINGFrankIsraelDeir El Belah War Cemetary ref B.224
MARRIOTJohnEngland  St Mary’s Churchyard, Brington see below
MARTINHerbert G.L.  EgyptKantara Cemetery ref C, 118
MORLEYJohn NFranceLoos Memorial, Pas de Calais ref 91-93
OLIVERHarry FranceRegina Trench - Grandcourt ref II, A, 14
REDLEYCharles W.FranceBouzincourt Ridge, Albert   ref II, M, 8
REDLEY (m.m)William E.  BelgiumAeroplane Cemetery memorial no 2
RICHARDSONCharlesBelgiumTyne Cot Memorial Panel 23-28 & 163A
STOWEErnest J.BelgiumYpres Memorial, Belgium Panel 43-45
TARPLEYHorace A.FranceArras Memorial, Pas de Calais  Bay 1
THREADGOLD
  TREADGOLD
AlbertFrancePernois British Cem., Halloy-les-Pernois
( see note below )
Brass Plaque
        in
St Marys Church
 Great Brington







They jeoparded
   their lives
 unto the death

Brington History Society held a centenary event in Nov 2016 and documents from that exhibition can be linked to from this page.  ( click on the links embedded with names etc )

A total of twenty-eight men from the Parish (Althorp, Great & Little Brington and Nobottle) laid down their lives for "King and Country" during The Great War (1914 - 1918).

Their names are recorded on two War Memorials. The first to be erected in 1920 was in the form of a large brass plaque mounted on marble. It was affixed close to the North Door within St Mary's Church and was unveiled by the 6th Earl Spencer. The names of the fallen are shown in order of military rank.

In June 1921, Lord Spencer unveiled the second War Memorial, which stands within an iron-railed enclosure on Main Street not far from the village green in Great Brington. At first glance it appears to be identical to the Cenotaph in Whitehall with its strong Lutyens influences. The bronze plaque displays the names of the fallen in Alphabetical Order with no mention of rank.

There is a difference, however, in the spelling of one surname. ALBERT TREADGOLD is shown correctly on the plaque in the Church, whereas on the Cenotaph in Great Brington his name appears incorrectly as ALBERT THREADGOLD. Apparently, just before the Dedication Service, this mistake was brought to the attention of the architect, but has never been rectified in the intervening 90 years.

Five names inscribed on both War Memorials can also be found within the Churchyard of St. Mary's, Great Brington.

THOMAS ANDERSON,  JOHN MARRIOTT,   HERBERT GEORGE LESLIE MARTIN, HERBERT JOSEPH HAWGOOD  AND  CHARLES RICHARDSON

William Anderson is listed as Thomas Anderson on the CGWC website and was the son of George Williams Anderson and Mary Anderson. He enlisted aged 17 after working for 4 years on the Althorp Estate and was killed in action 18/08/1916.
His name is inscribed on the curbstone of his father's grave in St. Mary's Churchyard and reads

ALSO OF TOM, THEIR DEARLY LOVED SON, WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION AUGUST 18TH 1916 AGED 19 YEARS.

On  the 1901 Census for Gt. Brington his age is given as 4 yrs.
His name is shown on the form as William T.Anderson.
Pte. J. Marriott was wounded in France and repatriated to
England, where he died from his injuries.  His headstone is identical to that of an "Official War Grave"

Beneath the insignia of the Northamptonshire Regiment,
it is inscribed as follows -
31269 PRIVATE
J. MARRIOTT
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE REGT.
24 APRIL 1918  AGE 33

GREATER LOVE
HATH NO MAN THAN THIS
THAT HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE
FOR HIS FRIENDS

An adjacent grave is that of his widow AMELIA, who
never remarried and lived until 1967 - aged 84 years
Private Herbert Martin's name is inscribed at the foot of his mother's gravestone in the Churchyard at Great Brington.

The inscription reads as follows -
PTE HERBERT GEORGE LESLIE MARTIN
ONLY SON OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED FROM WOUNDS RECEIVED IN THE
BATTLE OF GAZA, DEC. 3RD 1917,
AGED 23 YEARS.
BURIED AT KANTARA, EGYPT.
"HE DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE"

see A-Z index of graves - surnames M

This memorial cross stands close to the Bell Tower
overlooking the steep hill on the road towards East Haddon.
(The actual burial site for Pte. Hawgood is in
Crouy British Cemetery)

The inscription on this cross reads as follows
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
PTE H.J. (BERT) HAWGOOD
7TH BN., THE QUEEN'S (R.W.S.R.)
(Royal West Surrey Regiment)
ONLY BELOVED CHILD OF
HARRY AND ALICE HAWGOOD
HE DIED AGE 18 ON 26TH APRIL 1918

BURIED CROUY BRITISH CEMETERY,
CROUY- SUR-SOMME.
Charles Richardson's name appears on the lower part 
of the headstone for his parents,
JOHN MUSCOTT RICHARDSON WHO
DIED FEB. 27TH 1935
AND
EMMA JANE RICHARDSON,
WHO DIED JAN 22, 1945.

The inscription reads as follows -

"ALSO OF CHARLES, DEAR SON OF THE ABOVE
PRESUMED KILLED OCT.22 1917
AGED 29 YEARS
RESTING."
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The "White House".

This is a view of
Main Street, Great
Brington taken
around the turn of the
Century.
(19th/20th)

Photo
The three storey building on the right  hand side of the photograph was known as the "White House" and was owned by the Althorp Estate. It served at one time as a general store and Post Office.  At the end of WW1 Earl Spencer decided to demolish this building and erect a War Memorial dedicated to the Fallen from the Parish. He chose this site for the Cenotaph and it was dedicated by him in 1921.   See details above.
A section of wall on the extreme right of this picture still stands. The eight cottages, which bear the Spencer crest, on the left hand side of this photograph, still stand. Several are now privately owned.
St. Mary's church tower can be seen in the distance. The thatched cottage to the right of the pony and trap, is now known as Carey Cottage, however, the row of thatched cottages to the rear were demolished c.1950. Just in front of Carey Cottage one can see a pair of Yew trees, below which are two stone gate posts which formed the entrance to the strangely named "Cottage". This huge house was demolished after WW2 and the present site is now occupied by a modern bungalow!
As a point of interest, the brick pillar jutting out from behind Carey Cottage, was recently demolished by a large vehicle. Its base now marks the corner of the "new" Rectory garden.