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War Memorials

Bettisfield
Llys Bedydd

The Bettisfield War Memorial commemorates those local people who died in World War I. The memorial stands in the grounds of St. John's Parish Church.

Bettisfield Parish Church

Bettisfield is a village and ecclesiastical parish in the community of Maelor South in the County Borough of Wrexham, and sits directly on the border with England. It is primarily a farming community.

Until 1974 the area was part of historic Flintshire and, between 1974 and 1996, part of the county of Clwyd.

1914-1918 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
 Regiment Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Private
William
BECKETT

21205
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(7th Bn.)
26 Sep 1917 20 Son of Philip Beckett, of Braden Heath, Bettisfield. Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
John William
CRUMP

260163 & 203562
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
(2/6th Bn.)
formerly
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
23 Sep 1917 Son of Alfred & Ann Crump of Braden Heath, Bettisfield. Brown's Copse Cemetery, Roeux, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Herbert Edward
HALLMARK

1789
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(5th Bn.)
30 Aug 1916 Born Bettisfield. Son of William & Emily Hallmark; husband of Maria Hallmark. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
Ernest George
HARPER
8616
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st/4th Bn.)
18 Aug 1916 Son of Thomas & Annie Harper, of Bettisfield. Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.
Private
John Ernest
KELSALL

25809
East Surrey Regiment
(8th Bn.)
formerly
Welsh Horse.
14 Dec 1917 Son of Thomas & Mary Ann Kelsall of Bettisfield Farm. Artillery Wood Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Walter
LANGFORD

230157 & 1719
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(10th Bn.)
formerly
Shropshire Yeomanry.
22 Aug 1918 Born Neatherseal, Leicestershire, England. Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Farrier Sergeant
Walter
MADDOX
41510
Royal Engineers
(225 Field Coy.)
26 Jun 1918 25 Son of Thomas Maddox & Alice Ann Maddox (nee Roden) of Blacksmith's Shop, Bettisfield, later of Wem and The Gate House, Alberbury, Shropshire, England. Discharged with tuberculosis of the lungs. St. Michael & All Angels Churchyard Extension, Alberbury, Shropshire, England.
Private
Joseph Henry
SMITH
12479
Somerset Light Infantry
(1st Bn.)
11 Jun 1915 Son of Thomas & Sarah Smith, of Northwood, Wem, Shropshire, England. Resident of Pontarddulais, Glamorgan. Enlisted at Llanelli, Carmarthenshire. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Rifleman
Edwin
SPEAKMAN

591564
London Regiment - London Irish Rifles
(18th Bn.)
12 Jun 1917 20 Son of Mrs Maria Speakman of Northwood, Wem, Shropshire, England & the late Joseph Speakman. St. John's Churchyard, Bettisfield.

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