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War Memorials

Cambrian Railways
Rheilffyrdd y Cambrian

The Cambrian Railways operated over a large area of mid and north-east Wales and north-west Shropshire in England, with the company headquarters in the town of Oswestry, Shropshire. The company emerged in the late 1850s, from an amalgamation of a number of smaller railways, and continued operating until 1 January 1922 when it was absorbed by the Great Western Railway.

Cambrian Railways War Memorial

The memorial, by sculptor Allen G Wyon, features a statue of a draped female figure with outstretched arms. Behind the figure is a marble tablet with a rising sun motif. It includes the names of 53 employees of the company who died.

It was erected at Oswestry Station and was unveiled on 1st January 1924 and was moved to its present site in Cae Glas Park, Church Street, Oswestry in 1975.

1914-1918 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Sapper
William Wallace
Boak

95641
251st Tunnelling Coy., Royal Engineers 29 May 1916 28 Son of Wallace & Mary Boak, of Wrexham; husband of Eva McCoy (formerly Boak) of 31, Crescent Avenue, Stoke, Coventry. Fireman. Cambrin Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
William Henry
Boylin

65152
18th Bn. Welsh Regiment 13 Apr 1918 19 Youngest son of Mary Emma Thomas (formerly Boylin) of 3, St. Johns Hill, Ellesmere & the late William Boylin. Booking Clerk. Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium.
Private
Evan John
Caine

2202
6th Bn. Welsh Regiment 18 Feb 1916 Goods Porter. St Patrick's Cemetery, Loos, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
William Alfred
Collings
7078
6th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry 13 Jun 1918 Labourer. Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France.
Lance Corporal
Ernest
Coole

69737
2nd Bn. London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) 21 Mar 1918 29 Son of Emma Jane Coole, of 41, Ferrers Road, Oswestry & the late John Parry Coole. Goods Clerk. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
Private.
Thomas
Cudworth

61305
17th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1 Sep 1918 Cleaner Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Second Lieutenant
Charles Albert
Davies
7th Bn. South Wales Borderers 22 Sep 1918 Clerk. Doiran Memorial, Greece.
Lance Corporal
Samuel James
Downs
19521
6th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry 22 Mar 1918 21 Son of Miriam Downs, of 4, Park Green, Oswestry, & the late Stephen Downs. Platelayer. Poziers Memorial, Somme, France.
Sapper
John Hugh
Dyas
257074
96th Light Railway Operating Coy., Royal Engineers 30 Dec 1917 Cleaner. Chatby Memorial, Egypt.
Private
Edward Sidney
Ellis

230341
10th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry 30 Nov 1917 22 Son of Richard & Elizabeth Ellis, of 2, Church Lane, Selattyn, Oswestry. Labourer. Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.
Private.
Arthur Bertram
Evans

58408
25th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 18 Sep 1918 Goods Clerk. Ronssoy Communal Cemetery, Somme, France.
Private
Edward
Evans
8589
1st Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 23 Aug 1915 Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Evan Richard
Evans

39757
2nd Bn. South Wales Borderers 31 Dec 1917 24 Son of Isaac Evans, of Tonfanau Crossing; husband of Catherine Ann Evans, of Tonfanau Crossing, Tywyn, Merionethshire. Relayer. St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.
Private.
Hugh Philip
Evans

235410
14th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 4 Aug 1917 Son of Hugh & Ann Evans, of Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire; husband of Violet Roselle Evans, of The Sycamores, Dolau, Radnorshire. Station Master. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen,  Belgium.
Private
Ralph
Evans

36024
1st/10th Bn. King's (Liverpool Regiment) 9 Apr 1918 19 Son of Mr & Mrs Ralph Evans, of The Old White Lion Inn, Oswestry. Clerk. Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Robert
Evans

15694
7th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry 13 May 1917 Nephew of N. Harris, of Yew Tree Cottage, Morton Common, Oswestry. Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Robert Thomas
Evans

11150
2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders 1 Oct 1915 Son of John & Martha Evans, late of Oswestry; husband of Alice Evans, of 19, Rothwell Street, South Shore, Blackpool. Abbeville Communal Cemetery, Somme, France.
Private
Walter
Evanson

40531
1st/6th Bn. Manchester Regiment 28 Mar 1918 24 Son Henry & Mary Ann Evanson, of White House, Wallington Lane, Worthenbury, Wrexham. Porter. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Private
Thomas George Foulkes
27226
7th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry 26 Mar 1918 Signal Porter. Wailly Orchard Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Charley
Galliers

33246
10th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry 22 Aug 1918 22 Adopted son of A Jones, of Farchoel Cottage, Pool Quay, Welshpool, Mongomeryshire. Merville Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.
Captain
Eric Guy
Harries
'D' Coy. 1st/7th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. 17 Aug 1915 22 Son of Thomas Davies & Annette Martha Harries, of Grosvenor House, Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire. Engineer Pupil. East Mudros Military Cemetery, Lemnos, Greece.
Second Lieutenant
Charles Henry
Hughes
14th Bn. Welsh Regiment 30 Aug 1918 22 Son of John Hughes, of Llwyn y Mapsis, Morda, Oswestry. Apprentice Fitter. Morval British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
David Frederick
Jones
60748
14th Bn. Welsh Regiment 23 Apr 1918 Warloy-Ballion Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Gunner
David Richard
Jones

150584
126th Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery 16 Nov 1917 19 Son of Mrs Martha Jones, of Plas Spa Terrace, Llanfyllin, Montgomeryshire. Llanfyllin Cemetery.
Private
Frank
Jones

33082
6th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry 12 Aug 1917 34 Son of John & Ann Jones, of Oswestry; husband of Mary Elizabeth Davies (formerly Jones), of Holm Leigh Cottage, Hengoed, Oswestry. Warehouseman. Canada Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Corporal
Stanley Owen
Jones

200208
1st/4th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry 19 Apr 1918 22 Son of John & Eliza Jones, of 54, Llwyn Road, Oswestry. Apprentice Fitter. Tyne Cot Memorial, Ieper, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
William
Jones

12260
6th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry 30 Aug 1916 26 Son of Mr & Mrs William Jones, of Chapel House, Race Course, Oswestry. Porter Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
Charles Clifford
Judge
17061
5th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry 24 Aug 1916 20 Son of the late Frederick & Louisa Judge. Boilersmith. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
William Ernest
Lewis

12268
6th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry 31 Dec 1915 21 Son of William & Elizabeth Lewis, of 21, Prince Street, Oswestry. Apprentice Joiner. Estaires Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.
Private
William Henry
Lewis

15749
6th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry 10 Mar 1916 38 Son of Francis Charles & Jane Lewis, of Oswestry. Engine Driver. Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium,
Sergeant
James
Lloyd
17241
14th Bn. Welsh Regiment 10 Jul 1916 Platelayer. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
Charles Henry
Loose

16926
1st Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry 9 Oct 1916 Sheet Maker. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
Stanley Mason
8118
1st Bn. Herefordshire Regiment 18 Aug 1915 Platelayer East Mudros Military Cemetery, Lemnos, Greece.
Lance Corporal
Thomas
Mills

8209
1st B. Herefordshire Regiment 19 Aug 1915 25 Son of Mr C & Mrs S Mills, of 29, Middleton Road, Oswestry. Booking Clerk. Azmak Cemetery, Suvla, Turkey.
Private
Richard Octavius Newell
291868
6th Bn. Welsh Regiment 1 Oct 1918 20 Son of Francis Thomas & Jane Newell; husband of Dorothy A Newell, of Barmouth Junction, Arthog, Dolgellau, Merionethshire. Booking Clerk. Berthaucourt Communal Cemetery, Pontru, Aisne, France.
Sapper
Robert Frederick Nicholas
275900
Railway Operating Division, Royal Engineers 24 May 1918 24 Son of John & Jane E. Nicholas, of New House, Caersws, Montgomeryshire. Cleaner. Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte, Pas de Calais, France.
Private.
Edward Henry
Owen

33256
10th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry 18 Sep 1918 Goods Porter. Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private.
Hugh Henry
Owen

53765
16th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 22 Apr 1918 Blacksmith. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
Lance Sergeant.
Thomas Edgar
Owen

290052
1st/7th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 28 Nov 1916 Cleaner. Baghdad North Gate Cemetery, Iraq.
Corporal (Signaller)
Frederick
Phillips

M.M.
11801
6th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry 7 Jan 1917 23 Son of Edward & Jemimah Phillips, of Whittington. Goods Clerk. Whittington Cemetery.
Private
David John
Price

60779
15th Bn. Welsh Regiment 27 Oct 1918 20 Son of Edward Price, of Level Crossing, Dyffryn, Merionethshire. Forest Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.
Private
Arthur
Roberts

12294
6th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry 17 Jun 1916 25 Son of Mrs Mary Jones, of 13, Orchard Street, Oswestry; husband of Mary Roberts, of Oswestry. Assistant Boilersmith. Oswestry General Cemetery.
Private
Henry
Roberts

42201
10th Bn. South Wales Borderers 12 Sep 1918 23 Son of Evan & Sarah Roberts, of 45, Park Avenue, Oswestry. Porter. Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, Nord, France.
Private
John Thomas
Rodgers

G/23861
'B' Coy. 4th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment 28 Sep 1918 18 Son of Martha Rodgers, of Bradenheath, Whitchurch, & the late John Rodgers. Goods Clerk. Tyne Cot Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Sergeant
Alfred Robert
Smith

12269
6th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry 23 Mar 1918 23 Son of Alfred & Mary Hannah Smith; husband of Annie Smith, of 31, Lloyd Street, Oswestry. Born Bakewell, Derbyshire. Apprentice Painter. Ham British Cemetery, Muille-Villette, Somme, France.
Gunner
Henry Edward
Stokes

69433
122nd Heavy Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery 23 Nov 1916 Relayer. Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-la-Boisselle, Somme, France
Private
David
Thomas

61307
15th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 27 Jul 1917 21 Son of Griffith & Ellen Thomas, of 25, Wesley Terrace, Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire. Cleaner. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Sergeant
Henry
Tudor

718
4th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry 14 Dec 1914 Labourer. Rangoon War Cemetery, Burma.
Lance Corporal.
Samuel
Vaughan

200077
1st/4th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry 28 Dec 1917 Labourer. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
John William
Wainwright

43804
8th Bn. Manchester Regiment 23 Apr 1917 20 Son of John William & Sarah Ann Wainwright, of 29, Gloucester Street, Atherton, Manchester. Cuckoo Passage Cemetery, Heninel, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Albert Edward
White

266133
5th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 26 Mar 1917 30 Son of Thomas Harper White, of Bryn Meirion, New Street, Pwllheli, Caernarfonshire; husband of Emily Elizabeth White, of 63 Willow Street, Oswestry. Booking Clerk. Jeruslaem Memorial, Israel.
Private
George Llewelyn
Williams

26409
7th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry 22 Mar 1918 19 Son of Mr & Mrs George Williams, of 45, Orchard Street, Oswestry. Porter. Bac-du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Maurice Richard
Williams

1158
7th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers 10 Aug 1915 23 Son of Florence Annie Reed (formerly Williams) of 3, Ashfield Terrace, Llanymynech, Montgomeryshire, & the late Richard Williams. Goods Clerk. Helles Memorial, Turkey.

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