World War Heroes Given A Lasting Legacy In Brinsley

World War Heroes Given A Lasting Legacy In Brinsley

06/11/2019 - Twenty one heroes who gave their lives in the First and Second World Wars will be given a lasting legacy in Brinsley as part of a special tree planting on Monday 11th November.

The event, to mark Armistice Day will take place at 2.00pm and will see 21 trees planted at Brinsley Recreation Ground in memory of the 21 servicemen from Brinsley who gave their lives during these conflicts.

Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Michael Brown and Chair of Brinsley Parish Council John Handley will join pupils from Brinsley Primary School at the event. The children will also help plant 1,000 bulbs in two drifts in front of the trees.

The trees are upright growing species, planted in rows to give the impression of servicemen on parade.

An information board will also be installed so that visitors to the park can learn more about who these men were.

The Chairman of Brinsley Parish Council, Councillor John Handley expressed his support of the initiative: “I am delighted that we are commemorating the brave men from Brinsley who gave their lives in the two world wars so that we can have the freedoms we enjoy today. It is important that they are not forgotten and it is so important that we involve the young in these acts of remembrance.”

The men being commemorated are:

From World War One

  • John Cheetham
  • William Dunn
  • Gerald Gilbourne
  • Walter Gilbourne
  • Arthur Hatton
  • Edgar Jepson
  • John Newton
  • Jeremiah Paxton
  • Thomas Pryor
  • Cecil Smalley
  • Samuel Vickers
  • John Hollis.

From World War Two

  • Arthur Bradley
  • Eddie Chambers
  • Norman Cornell
  • Dan Gilbourne
  • Douglas Haddon
  • James Hinton
  • William Lea
  • Thomas Newton
  • Harold Ward

For further information please contact Brinsley Parish Council on 01773 531251 or

Parks and Environment
tel: 0115 917 7777