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War Memorials

Broughton (Flintshire)
Brychdyn (Sir y Fflint)

The Broughton War Memorial commemorates those men of the Broughton and Bretton area who died in both World Wars.  It is located in St. Mary's Church, Broughton, and was dedicated on November 11th, 1924.

Broughton (Welsh: Brychdyn) is a village in the community of Broughton and Bretton in Deeside,  Flintshire. Between 1974 and 1996, it was part of the county of Clwyd. The community includes Hawarden Airport.

Broughton (Flintshire) War Memorial

1914-1918 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Private
Edward James
ALLMAN #

40160 & 2445
South Wales Borderers
(6th Bn.)
formerly
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
28 May 1918 Son of George & Mary Jane Allman,
Bretton.
Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.
Lance Corporal
Henry Thomas
ASBURY #

262808
Royal Engineers   (Syren Forces) 1 Feb 1919 36 Born at Penymynydd. Son of Richard & Emma Asbury; husband of Mary Elizabeth Asbury, of Belle Vue Terrace, Penyffordd. New British Cemetery, Murmansk, Russia.
Private
Alfred
BEEBY

34881 & 69216
Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
(2nd Bn.)
formerly
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
24 Oct 1918 Born Manchester, England. Of Rose Cottage, Broughton. Verchain British Cemetery, Verchain-Maugre, Nord, France.
Gunner
William
EVANS

54118
Royal Field Artillery ("A" Bty. 122nd Bde.) 24 Oct 1918 36 Son of the late Richard Evans & of Mary Jane Jones (formerly Evans), of 19, Brunswick Road, Buckley. Native of Broughton. Bertry Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.
Lance Corporal
James Thomas
HARBRIDGE

36824 & 2433
Machine Gun Corps Infantry
(183rd Coy.)
formerly
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
3 Dec 1917 Son of James T & Anne Harbridge,  Barrow, Cheshire, England. Resident of Broughton. Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France.
Private
Walter
LONG #

25311
Cheshire Regiment
(1st Bn.)
20 Jun 1915 Born Chester, England. Son of William & Emma Jones, Mount Terrace, Buckley. Resident of Broughton. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Edgar
MESSHAM

20126
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(14th Bn.)
31 Aug 1916 Born Hawarden. Son of Thomas & Martha Messham, Warren, Broughton. Essex Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Sergeant
Thomas Edward
NICHOLAS
18585
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(16th Bn.)
22 Apr 1918 23 Son of Edward & Sarah Jane Nicholas, of Bretton. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
Jonas
PATTLE #

9279 & 201403
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
23 Mar 1918 Born in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England. Resident of Bretton. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Corporal
William Charles
ROBINS

17387
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(14th Bn.)
18 Sep 1918 Son of Richard & Mart Williams, Warren View, Broughton. Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Second Lieutenant
Guy Lesingham
SPRECKLEY

King's Royal Rifle Corps
(22nd Bn.)
23 Apr 1917 32 Son of Mr Herbert William Spreckley & Florence Lesingham Spreckley (nee Bailey), of Cove Cottage, Worcester, England. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Arthur
THOMAS

39320
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(16th Bn.)
10 Dec 1917 Son of James & Ann Thomas of Bretton Lodge, Bretton. Erquinqhem-Lys Churchyard Extension, France.
Gunner
Jack
WHITELEGGE

676429
Royal Field Artillery
(275th Bde.)
31 Jul 1917 19 Son of John and Sarah Jane Whitelegge, of Station House, Padeswood, Flintshire. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Captain
Charles
WHITLEY
Kings Royal Rifle Corps
(7th Bn.)
11 Apr 1917 Born in Halewood, Liverpool, England. Son of Edward & Elizabeth Eleanor Whitley, of Primley, Paignton, Devon, England; and of Warren Hall, Broughton. Hibers Trench Cemetery, Wancourt, Pas de Calais, France.

# Also commemorated on the memorial at Bretton Methodist Chapel.

1939-1945 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Lieutenant
John Brett
DAVEY
189297
Cheshire Regiment
(7th Bn.)
21 Jan 1944 25 Born Northwich, Cheshire, England. Son of Lt.-Col. Charles William Brett Davey and Patricia Davey, of Woodmancote, Gloucestershire, England. Minturno War Cemetery,
Italy.
Harry
FOX
Private
Thomas Verdun
ROBERTS
4460171
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
(5th Bn.)
27 Jun 1944 26 Son of James Edward and Sarah Ann Roberts, of Broughton. Assisi War Cemetery, Italy.

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