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War Memorials

Brymbo

The Brymbo War Memorial commemorates those from the area who were killed in World War I and World War II. It take the form of a standing, stone Celtic Cross and is situated in a park off Brymbo's High Street which was created from the graveyard of the former St. John's Church and was dedicated on 6 March 1920.

The village and community of Brymbo lies in the county borough of Wrexham. Until 1974 the area was part of the historic county of Denbighshire and, between 1974 and 1996, part of the county of Clwyd.

Brymbo War Memorial

1914-1918 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Flight Sergeant
John Arthur
BUCKLEY
1451456
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve   (619 Sqdn.) 22 Jun 1944 21 Son of Robert Llewelyn & Annie Buckley, of Brymbo. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
Private
William Henry CLAYTON
15801
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
8 Aug 1916 25 Son of James and Anne Clayton of Lodge; husband of Edith Clayton, of Llanfynydd, Flintshire. La Neuville British Cemetery, Codie, France.
Private
George Howard Foy
COULBURN
75941 & 2198
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(14th Bn.)
formerly
Denbighshire Yeomanry (Cyclists).
22 Apr 1918 19 Son of George & A Coulburn, 57, Church Street, Westhoughton, Lancashire, England. Enlisted in Wrexham. Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert, Somme, France.
Private
Edward
DAVIES
T/419579
Army Service Corps
(1st Reserve M.T. Depot - Grove Park) 
29 Jun 1918 31 Adopted son of Mrs M. Grainger, of 7 Long Lane, Broughton. St Paul's Churchyard, Broughton.
Edward H
DAVIES
E A
DAVIES
         
Lance Corporal
Harold
DAVIES
4167
Royal Fusiliers
(4 Coy. 3rd Bn.)
30 Sep 1915 21 Son of Robert & Kate Davies, of 1, Maelor View, Brymbo. Resident of Chesterton, Staffordshire, England. Loos Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
John
DAVIES
         
Joseph
DAVIES
         
Price
DAVIES
R O
DAVIES
Thomas
DAVIES
John
DICKENSON
Private
A G
EDWARDS
39712
Royal Army Medical Corps
(49th Field Amb.)
12 Apr 1917 29 Son of John & Minnie Edwards, of 12 Broughton Road, Lodge. Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France.
Private
Albert
ELLIS
202791
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(18th Bn.)
23 Nov 1917 20 Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Ellis, of 4, Spring Cottage, Brymbo. Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France.
Private
John
EVANS
40198
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(16th Bn.)
30 Jul 1917 Born Brymbo. Enlisted at Bangor, Caernarfonshire. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen,
Private
James Joseph
EDWARDS
61254
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(19th Bn.)
attd.
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
(Hawke Bn.)
12 May 1918 20 Son of George & Jane Edwards, of Havelock House, Lodge. Englebelmer, Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Company Sergeant Major
Ellis William
FISHER
6210
Canadian Infantry
(1st Bn.)
formerly
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(5th Bn.)
13 Jun 1916 34 Son of the late Joseph & Mary Fisher, Holland Road, Green, Brymbo. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
W A
FISHER
Private
John Peter GRIFFITHS
345085
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(24th Bn.)
5 Nov 1918 21 Son of Margaret & the late John Griffiths, of Penrhos Farm, Brymbo. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Boulognes, France.
Private
Albert
HANNAM
355468 & 3378
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(25th Bn.)
formerly
Montgomeryshire Yeomanry
10 Dec 1917 25 Born Llanrhaeadr, Denbighshire. Son of Joseph & Anne Hannam, 2 Boston Terrace,  Valley, Anglesey. Of 30, Hill Street, Lodge. Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Private
George Gordon
HERNE
285522
Welsh Regiment
(9th Bn.)
23 Mar 1918 32 Son of Edmund & Harriet Herne, of 10 Station Road, Broughton. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
E W
HUGHES
         
John E
HUGHES
Private
John Edward
HUGHES
26665
Manchester Regiment
(20th Bn.)
5 Nov 1918 34 Son of Mr & Mrs J Hughes, of 40, Western View, Lodge. Premont British Cemetery, Aisne, France.
Lance Corporal
Owen
HUGHES
15817
Welsh Regiment
(10th Bn.)
10 Jul 1916 21 Born Brymbo. Son of Thomas Hughes, of 9, Rock Terrace, Ynysybwl, Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Morlancourt British Cemetery No. 1, Somme, France.
Second Lieutenant
Cadwaladr Herbert
JONES
Royal Field Artillery 24 Sep 1918 27 Son of William & Elizabeth Ellen Jones, Graig Villas Penygraig, Brymbo. Husband of Mary Hughes,  Beaumont, Brymbo. Invalided from army. St. Mary's Churchyard, Brymbo.
Private
Charles
JONES
23134
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(14th Bn.)
18 Feb 1917 Born Gwersyllt. Enlisted at Brymbo. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Edward Samuel
JONES
200914
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
5 Apr 1918 Senlis Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
G A
Jones
Private
Harold
JONES
40613 & 160833
York & Lancaster Regiment
(9th Bn.)
formerly
Royal Field Artillery
12 Oct 1917 23 Son of William & S Jones, of Broughton; husband of Kate Jones, of 7, Long Lane, Broughton. Menin Road South Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Harold
JONES
Humphrey
JONES
Ivor
JONES
Llewelyn
JONES
Private
Percy Thomas
JONES

77139 & 44454
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
formerly
South Lancashire Regiment
8 Oct 1918     Bois-des-Angles British Cemetery, Crevecoeur-sur-l'Escaut, Nord, France.
R W
JONES
Robert
LEWIS
     
Private
John
LLOYD
144387 & 70050
Machine Gun Corp
(17th Bn.)
formerly
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
21 Oct 1918 26 Son of Edward & Hannah Lloyd, of Brymbo. Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Seine-Maritime, France.
Corporal
Charles Henry
LUCK
11718
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(8th Bn.)
5 Apr 1916 Born Sale, Cheshire, England. Son of David & Maria Luck of Ruthin, Denbighshire. Basra Memorial, Iraq.
Second Lieutenant
Harold Jerome
LYNCH
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
16 May 1915 Son of Francis & Josephine Lynch, of Glascoed Hall, Brymbo. Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, France.
Sergeant
Tom
MATTHIAS
MM
G/5865
Royal Sussex Regiment
(2nd Bn.)
24 Sep 1918 27 Son of William & Elizabeth Matthias, of Oak Villas, Claytons Road, Brymbo. Vadencourt British Cemetery, Maissemy, France.
Lance Corporal
Peleg Lloyd
PARRY
24/1457

"A" Company 2nd Battalion 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade

15 Nov 1916 28 Son of the late John & Annie Parry, Plas Mostyn Bach, Brymbo. Brother of Owen P Parry of Manaia, Taranaki, New Zealand. Y Farm Military Cemetery, Bois-Grenier, Nord France.
J T
PRYDDERCH
George
PRYTHERCH
D W
ROBERTS
G Emlyn
ROBERTS
William Idwal ROBERTS
12371
Alexandra Princess of Wales' Own Yorkshire Regiment
(7th Bn.)
14 Oct 1917
Son of Rev. Edward & Jane Roberts, Bryncoch, Brymbo.
Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Edgar
ROGERS
Private
Morris
ROWLAND
18792
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
("D" Coy. 6th Bn.)
4 Jun 1916 34 Son of Morris & Caroline Rowland, of 14, Green Road, Brymbo; husband of Cordelia Hallam (formerly Rowland), of 21, Green Place, Brymbo. Resident of Clock Face, St. Helen's, Lancashire, England. Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.
Private
Daniel
SIDES
26252
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
16 Aug 1916 30 Son of Elizabeth Sides, 10, Bank Street, Lodge, & the late William Henry Sides. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
George
SUCKLEY
33309
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(14th Bn.)
6 May 1916 Son of Thomas & Mary J Suckley, 4, Garden House, Ffrwd. Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard, Laventie, Pas de Calais, France.
G A
TAYLOR
E J
THOMAS
Percy
THOMAS
Private
John
TUDOR
43990
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
28 Feb 1917 Born Ffrith. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
John William WHOMSLEY
5659 & 212889

Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd/6th Bn.)  Labour Corps (5th Bn.) The King's (Liverpool Regt.)
30 Oct 1917 20 Son of Simon & Mary Whomsley, of 16, The Retreat, Top y Cefn, Broughton. St Thomas' Churchyard, Broughton.
John
WILLIAMS
Private
Gwilym
WILLIAMS
23023
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(16th Bn.)
6 Jul 1916 19 Born Llandrillo, Merionethshire. Son of John and Kate Williams, of 24, Green View, Brymbo. Dive Copse British Cemetery, Sailly-le-Sec, Somme, France.
Samuel
WILLIAMS

1939-1945 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Flight Sgt. (Pilot)
John Arthur BUCKLEY
1451456
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(619 Sqdn.)
22 Jun 1944 21 Son of Robert Llewelyn & Annie Buckley, of Brymbo. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.
Sgt. (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
Harold
DAVIES
1062332
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (408 R.C.A.F. Sqdn.) 25 Jan 1942 21 Son of Herbert & Eve Davies, of Runcorn, Cheshire, England. St Mary's Churchyard, Brymbo.
Sergeant
James
DAVIES
2207029
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve   (166 Sqdn.) 29 Jan 1944 21 Son of James & Margaret Davies, of Brymbo; husband of Blodwen Davies, of Brymbo. Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Berlin, Germany.
Warrant Officer
Leonard
DAVIES
1112037
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve   (11 Sqdn.) 5 Aug 1943 20 Son of George & Gladys Davies, of Brymbo. Ranchi War Cemetery, India.
Sergeant
William Seymour
DAVIES
751871
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(62 Sqdn.)
29 Mar 1943 31 Son of Edward & Jane Davies, of Brymbo. Delhi War Cemetery, India.
Canteen Manager
Albert E
EVANS

Navy Army and Air Force Institute
H.M.S. Belmont
31 Jan 1942 32 Son of George & Elizabeth Ann Evans; husband of Gladys Ann Evans, of Tanyfron. Ship torpedoed by German submarine south of Newfoundland. Portsmouth Val Memorial, Hampshire, England.
Ernest
EVANS
Glyn
EDWARDS
Petty Officer Stoker
Thomas George FELTWELL
D/K 61142
Royal Navy
H.M.S. Neptune
19 Dec 1941 35 Son of Thomas George Feltwell, & of Elizabeth M. A. Feltwell, of Cefn y Bedd. Sunk by mines off the coast of Tripoli, Libya. Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.
Fusilier
John
GALLIMORE
4195801
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
between 25/05/1940 and 23/06/1940 30 Son of Frank and Harriet Gallimore, of Lodge, Brymbo. Brother of William Gallimore. Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, France.
Gunner
William
GALLIMORE
4195814
Royal Artillery
(116 Bty., 38 Lt. A.A. Regt.)
2 Apr 1943 26 Son of Frank & Harriet Gallimore, of Lodge, Brymbo. Brother of John Gallimore. St Mary's Churchyard, Brymbo.
Sapper
George HUMPHREYS
125750
Royal Engineers
(233 Field Coy.)
12 Sep 1943 26 Son of John & Sarah Jane Humphreys, of Lodge, Brymbo. Florence War Cemetery, Italy.
William
HUGHES
A L
JAMIESON
Arthur Leslie?
Herbert
JONES
Sergeant
Ivor
JONES
2206216
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve   (550 Sqdn.) 17 Mar 1945 23 Son of Cadwaladr Owen & Sarah Elizabeth Jones, of Lodge. Durnbach War Cemetery, Bayern, Germany.
Stanley
JONES
Sergeant (Nav./Bomber)
Cornelius Swinnerton
KEEFE
1126779
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (14 Sgdn.) 13 Sep 1944 28 Son of Cornelius & Mary Elizabeth Keefe, of Notting Hill Gate, London, England. Native of Wrexham. St Michele Communal Cemetery, Cagliari  Sardinia.
Sergeant (Air Gnr.)
Dewi
LLOYD
2209263
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (12 Sqdn.) 13 Jun 1944 19 Son of Edward & Elizabeth Ellen Lloyd, of Brymbo. Ijsselmuiden General Cemetery, Netherlands.
Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
Llewelyn Clifford MATTHIAS
1056236
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (10 Sqdn.) 6 Jun 1942 24 Son of Edward & Alice Matthias, of Brymbo. Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany.
Fusilier
John Trafford
ROBERTS
14796646
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
28 Mar 1945 25 Son of Mr & Mrs William Roberts; stepson of Adelaide Roberts, of Lodge. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.
Gunner
Leonard  Charles
STAPLEY
1094415
Royal Artillery
(149 Lancashire Yeomanry Anti-Tank Regt.)
16 Mar 1944 24 Son of Alfred Ernest & Elizabeth Stapley, of Cefn y Bedd, Flintshire. Cassino War Cemetery, Italy.
Sergeant (Flt. Engr.)
William Geoffrey Alexander VENABLES
1814362
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 21 Jan 1944 19 Son of Edward Llewelyn Venables & Charlotte Hannah Venables, of Brymbo. St Mary's Churchyard, Brymbo.
Private
Arthur
WILLIAMS
14574563
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
(4th Bn.)
14 Apr 1944 20 Son of John and Sarah Margaret Williams, of Brymbo. Rangoon Cemetery, Burma.
Fusilier
John (Jackie) Humphrey
WILLIAMS
4203944
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
24 Oct 1944 23 Son of Catherine Williams, and stepson of Albert Griffiths, of Brymbo. Uden War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.
Fusilier
Herbert Stanley
WYNN
4204256
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
2 Aug 1944 32 Son of Herbert & Mary Elizabeth Wynn; husband of Elsie Wynn, of Brymbo. Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

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