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War Memorials

Cefn Mawr

The Cefn Mawr War Memorial commemorates those local men and women who were killed in war. The memorial takes the form of a stone obelisk with slate tablets inscribed with gilt lettering and stands in Plaskynaston Lane. It was dedicated on 30 April 1921.

Cefn Mawr is a village overlooking the River Dee in the community of Cefn, in the County Borough of Wrexham, and in the ecclesiastical parish of Rhosymedre. The community of Cefn includes the villages and hamlets of Cefn Mawr, Cefn Bychan, Acrefair, Penybryn, Trefynant, Abernant, Newbridge, Plas Madoc and Rhosymedre. Until 1974 the area was part of historic Denbighshire, and between 1974 and 1996 part of the county of Clwyd.

Cefn Mawr War Memorial

1914-1918 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Gunner
AARON
Enoch

159301
Royal Field Artillery,
(“C” Bty. 70th Bde.)
4 May 1917 Adopted son of Mr & Mrs John Moreton, Minshalls Croft, King Street, Cefn Mawr. Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France.
BATHERS/BATHA
Thomas
Private
BIGGS,
George

54068
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
5 Nov 1916 19 Son of the late Charles & Alice Ann Biggs of 22, Park Road, Rhosymedre. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Second Lieutenant
BOON
Arthur
Royal Flying Corps
(37th Reserve Sqdn.)
formerly
Manchester Regiment
29 Mar 1917 22 Born Stockport, Cheshire, England. Son of James & Mercy Boon, of Temple Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, England. Former resident of Brooklea and Trevor House in Cefn. Killed in a flying accident near Coventry, Warwickshire, England. London Road Cemetery, Coventry, Warwickshire, England.
Private
BOWEN
George

12299
South Lancashire Regiment
(6th Bn.)
15 Feb 1919 Born in Tyldesley, Lancashire, England. Son of Adam & Mary Ann Bowen, of Dolydd Road, Cefn. Trefynant Cemetery, Cefn.
BOWEN
John Ed.
1921?
Private
BUFFEY
Walter

54065
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
23 Aug 1917 21 Son of Mrs Mary Buffey, of 70, High Street, Cefn. Zuydcoote Military Cemetery, Nord, France.
Sapper
CARDEN
Joseph

5001
Australian Tunnelling Corps
(3rd Coy.)
22 Jan 1918 35 Born in Cefn Bychan. Son of the late Randle Carden & Mary Ann Carden (nee Jones, later Hughes); husband of Miriam Carden of Coliseum Buildings, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia. Hersin Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France.
Airman 3rd Class
CARTWRIGHT
David William

92700
Royal Flying Corps
(55th Kite Balloon Sect.)
31 Dec 1917 31 Son of John & Catherine Cartwright, of 18, Queen Street, Cefn. Husband of Edith Harriet Hargreaves (formerly Cartwright) of 87, Saxon Street, Wrexham. Chatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt.
Private
CHEW
Charles Allen

201368
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
14 May 1917 25 Born Wigan, Lancashire, England. Son of Allan Henson Chew & Jessie Chew; husband of Eva Evelyn Chew (nee Jones), of Rhosymedre. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
COOKE
John William Brough

54114
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
24 Oct 1916 19 Son of John William Brough Cooke & Mary Jane Cook, of 6, Mount Pleasant, Cefn Mawr. Thiepval, Somme, France.
Private
CUFFIN
Lloyd

56181
Welsh Regiment
(9th Bn.)
24 Mar 1918 19 Son of William & the late Elizabeth Cuffin, of Zion Street, Cefn Mawr Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1, Somme, France.
Private
DAVIES
Cynlas

41730
South Wales Borderers
(6th Bn.)
15 May 1918 19 Born at Cefn Mawr. Son of Henry & Elizabeth Ann Davies, of Bradford House, Llanfyllin, Montgomeryshire. Vailly British Cemetery, Aisne, France.
Lieutenant
DAVIES
Brinley Owen
Welsh Regiment
attd.

Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(16th Bn.)
22 Apr 1918 19 Born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England. Son of Thomas Owen Davies & Elizabeth Davies of Cefn Mawr. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
DAVIES
Edward
Private
DAVIES
Edward Thomas

40561
Royal Army Medical Corps
(92nd Field Ambulance)
28 Oct 1919 31 Son of Thomas & Mary Ann Davies, of Jubilee Cottage, High Street, Cefn Mawr. St. John’s Churchyard, Rhosymedre.
Private
DAVIES Edward Thomas
12/332
King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
(5th Bn.)
27 Mar 1918 31 Son of James Davies of Waterloo House, Cefn Mawr, & the late Mrs Sydney Davies. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
DAVIES
Henry

15595S
East Lancashire Regiment
(1st Bn.)
8 Sep 1918 26 Son of Joseph & Mary Davies, of 10, Brooke Street, Rhosymedre; husband of Florence Davies, of 15, Manor Street, Accrington, Lancashire, England. Ploegsteert Memorial Hainaut, Belgium.
Lance Corporal
DAVIES
John

23188
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(9th Bn.)
14 Jun 1917 Of Crane Street, Cefn Mawr. Enlisted at Stockport, Cheshire, England. Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.
Private
DAVIES
William Thomas

2402
Welsh Guards,
(1st Bn.)
formerly
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
27 Dec 1916 20 Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray-sur-Somme, Somme, France.
Corporal
DAVIS
Matthew

16983
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(“A” Coy 13th Bn.)
30 May1916 22 Son of William & Esther Davis, of Allenby House, Newbridge. Rue-du-Bacquerot No.1 Military Cemetery, Laventie, France.
Private
EDWARDS
George

201023
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
23 Mar 1918 26 Son of John & Catherine Edwards, of 25, Rock Hill, Cefn. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
EDWARDS
George E(dwin?)
Private
EDWARDS
Percy

93656
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(17th Bn.)
28 Sep 1918 Son of Benjamin & Lois Edwards, Cefn Mawr. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
ELLIS
James

7419
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
9 May 1915 31 Husband of Mrs Margaret Ellen Ellis, of Glandwr, Acrefair. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
EVANS
Caradoc
55096
Royal Army Medical Corps
(2nd Field Amb.)
9 Sep 1916 25 Son of Mrs Evans, 5, High Street, Rhosymedre. Heilly Station Cemetery Mericourt-l’Abbe, Somme, France.
Private
EVANS
Emlyn
70017
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(8th Bn.)
30 Jul 1918 34 Son of George & M J Evans; husband of Minnie Evans of Ruabon. Kirkee 1914–1918 Memorial, India.
Private
EVANS
John Aubrey

56181
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
2 Oct 1918 41 Son of Richard & Jane Evans, 27, Llangollen Terrace, Rhosymedre. St. John's Churchyard, Rhosymedre.
Private
EVANS
Joseph

23187
Grenadier Guards(3rd Bn.) 29 Jun 1917 22 Son of Mr & Mrs George Evans, Lancaster Terrace, Acrefair. Mendinghem Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Lance Corporal
EVANS
Thomas Henry

33163
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(15th Bn.)
7 Sep 1917 31 Son of Thomas & Jane Evans, of Rose Hill Cottages, Cefn Mawr. Died at the Palace Hospital, Gloucester, England. Trefynant Cemetery, Cefn.
Private
EVANS
William
Private
FRANCIS
John William

200694
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st/4th Bn.)
28 Mar 1918 21 Honnechy British Cemetery, Nord, France.
Private
GRAHAM
John Albert

242326
Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment
(1st Bn.)
8 Oct 1917 31 Son of John Albert & Harriet Graham; husband of Prudence Ann Griffiths (formerly Graham), 26, Llangollen Terrace, Rhosymedre. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Ieper, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
GRIFFITHS
Archibald Pfeiffer
200670
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(19th Bn.)
24 Nov 1917 20 Son of David & Minnie Griffiths, 86, High Street, Cefn Mawr. Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France.
Private
GRIFFITHS
George

200435
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
6 Apr 1918 26 Son of Evan & Margaret A Griffiths. Native of Newbridge. Martinsart British Cemetery, Somme, France.
Private
GRIFFITHS
Henry (Harry)

9560
Scots Guards
(1st Bn.)
10 Apr 1915 18 Son of Mrs J Griffiths, of 2, Chapel Street, Rhosymedre; brother of Mr H Griffith, of 22, Russell Street, Cefn Mawr. Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France.
Corporal
GRIFFITHS
John

6994
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(“C” Coy 4th Bn.)
31 Mar 1915 25 Son of John & Sarah Griffiths, Gwalia House Crane Street, Cefn Mawr. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
GRIFFITHS
William
55675
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(17th Bn.)
31 Jul 1917 24 Son of Edward & Sarah Griffiths, of Mount Pleasant, Penybryn. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
GRIFFITHS
William G

200729
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
12 Feb 1919 24 Son of Peter Griffiths, of 10A Crane Street, Cefn Mawr, & the late Elizabeth Griffiths. St. John’s Churchyard, Rhosymedre.
Private
GRIFFITHS William Edward
60991
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
26 Sep 1917 30 Son of Mr & Mrs Zechariah Griffith High Street, Cefn, husband of Alice Griffiths, Bryngoleu Cottage, High Street, Cefn. Tyne Cot Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
HARDIE
Charles Henry
Private
HARRISON
William T

105120
Royal Army Medical Corps
(82nd - 1st/2nd Home Counties - Field Amb.)
29 Sep 1918 32 Son of Thomas & Mary Ann Harrison, of Bryn Siriol, Acrefair.

Karadouli Military Cemetery, Greece.
Corporal
HEWITT
Charles William

121823
Royal Engineers
(Tunnelling Coy.)
3 May 1919 41 Husband of Annie Hewitt, of 2,Church Terrace, Rhosymedre. St. John’s Churchyard, Rhosymedre.
Private
HEYWARD
Abraham

53627
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
30 Mar 1917 Son of Samuel & Hannah Hayward, of 12, Bowers Road, Acrefair; husband of Elizabeth Ann Heyward. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
HOLT
Charles Arthur

6688
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
29 Dec 1914 23 Son of Edwin & Julia Holt, of Brookside, 14, High Street, Rhosymedre. Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Rifleman
HOWELL
Arthur Edward

267330
Prince of Wales’ Own West Yorkshire Regiment
(1st/7th Bn.)
5 Sep 1918 36 Born Trefynant. Son of John & Jane Howell, Ash Tree House, King Street, Cefn Mawr. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France.
HUGHES
David
Private
HUGHES
John

33160
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(15th Bn.)
10 Jul 1916  Son of Edward Hughes, of 4, Rock Terrace, High Street, Cefn. London Welsh. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Lance Corporal
HUGHES
John

P/3356
Military Police Corps
(Military Foot Police)
7 Sep 1918 23 Only son of William & Elizabeth Hughes, of 17, Mount Pleasant, Cefn Mawr. Resident of Porthcawl, Glamorgan. Lembet Road Military Cemetery, Salonika (Thessalonika), Greece.
Private
HUGHES
John Edward

54087
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(15th Bn. Depot)
16 Jul 1918 22 Son of John & Mary Hughes, of Cefn Mawr. St. John’s Churchyard, Rhosymedre.
Private
HUGHES
Levi Maurice

41322 & 266681
Lincolnshire Regiment
(10th Bn.)
formerly
Royal Army Service Corps
27 Aug 1917 26 Son of Thomas & Harriet Hughes, Brynteg, Acrefair. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
HUGHES
Thomas

20370
York & Lancaster Regiment
(2nd Bn.)
23 Apr 1916 36 Son of Mr & Mrs Thomas Hughes, of 25 Crane Street, Cefn. Husband of Mary Ellen Hughes, of 29, Peel Street, Dukinfield, Cheshire, England. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Gunner
JACKSON

Benjamin
131835
37306 & 19024
Royal Garrison Artillery
formerly
Hampshire Regiment
& Devon Regiment
24 Oct 1917 Son of Nathan & Annie Jackson, of 93, Clifton Road, Southport, Lancashire, England. Resident of Hawthorn Avenue, Acrefair. The Huts Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
George Herbert
JONES

200422
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
4 May 1917 Born in Cefn Mawr. Son of George & Elizabeth Jones, of 43, Lord St., Hindsford, Atherton, Manchester, England. Formerly of 9, Brooke Street, Rhosymedre. Died at sea. Savona Memorial, Italy.
Private
JONES
Harold Percy

88314
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(16th Bn.)
4 Nov 1918 23 Son of Richard & Eliza Jones, Hughes Row, Acrefair. Englefontaine British Cemetery, Nord, France.
Lance Corporal
JONES
Idwal
37394
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
8 Oct 1917 20 Son of Hugh & Margaret Jones, of, 50 Queen’s Square, Rhosymedre. Tyne Cot Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
JONES
James Thomas
JONES
John
Private
JONES
John William

73233
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(24th Bn.)
7 Sep 1918 20 Son of Mary Elizabeth Evans (formerly Jones), 33A High Street, Cefn Mawr, & the late James Jones. Messines Ridge British Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium
Sapper
JONES
Reuben

79928
Royal Engineers
(254th Tunnelling Coy.)
7 Aug 1917 36 Born Stockton on Tees, Durham, England. Son of Richard & Margaret Jones, of Cefn Mawr; husband of Frances Phillips (formerly Jones), of Bowens Lane, Cefn Mawr. Mendinghem Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
JONES
Richard Maurice

attachd. to
Manchester Regiment
(2/5 Bn.)
Of Bronhaulog, High Street, Cefn.
Gunner
JONES
Robert William

675978
Royal Field Artillery
(X/55th Trench Mortar Bty.)
23 Mar 1917 27 Born Wavertree, Liverpool, England. Son of William & Laura Jones, of Owen’s Terrace, Abernant. Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
JONES
Thomas Arthur

172513
Machine Gun Corps Infantry
(9th Bn.)
attd. to
Scottish Reg.
23 Jan 1919 Son of Samuel Thomas & Lydia Ann Jones, of 2, Clifton Terrace, Russell Street, Cefn Mawr. Southern Cemetery, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
JONES
T Brellisford
JONES
William (H?)
Of Bryn Golau, Cefn.
Sergeant
JONES
William Ivor

51916 & 14263
Lancashire Fusiliers
(18th Bn.)
formerly
Liverpool Regiment
26 Mar 1918 Son of Rosa Hannah & the late Edward Jones, of Penybryn. Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette, Somme, France.
JONES
William Pugh
JONES
William Stanley
Private
KENYON
Robert

88384
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(14th Bn.)
8 Oct 1918 21 Only son of Walter a and Naomi Kenyon of Bryn View, Cefn. Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gouy, Aisne, France.
Private
KIRK
James Alfred

49817 & 1106
Cheshire Regiment
(1st Bn.)
formerly
Denbighshire Yeomanry
7 Oct 1917 25 Son of Miriam Kirk, of 9, Queen Street, Cefn. Tyne Cot Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
LEE
Samuel Stanley

2423
Household Battalion 22 Feb 1917 Son of Robert & Sarah Ann Lee, Plascoch, Newbridge. Died of pneumonia at King Edward VII Hospital, Windsor, Berkshire, England. St. John’s Churchyard, Rhosymedre.
Private
LEWIS
William

25406
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
25 May 1918 Son of Mr & Mrs. John Lewis, Webster Terrace, Well Street, Cefn Mawr. Hamel Military Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France.
Private
LLOYD
Herbert

56737
Machine Gun Corps Infantry
(74th Bn.)
23 Sep 1918 23 Son of Anne Lloyd, of Queen Street, Cefn Mawr & the late David Lloyd. Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Lance Corporal
LLOYD
John

6069
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(“B” Coy 4th Bn.)
10 Mar 1915 34 Husband of Evelyn Evans (formerly Lloyd), of 4, Tower Hill, Trefynant. Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
LLOYD
John Edward
Private
LLOYD
John William

54259
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
13 Nov 1916 29 Born Stockport, Cheshire, England. Son of the late Mrs Annie Lloyd, of Woodward’s Rock, Rock Road, Rhosymedre. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
LLOYD
Charles Percy Rees

6514
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
3 Jun 1915 Son of Edward & Catherine Lloyd, Red Lion Inn, Cefn. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
MACDONALD
John
Sep 1922 Trefynant Cemetery, Cefn.
MACLAREN
Thomas
possibly also on the Penycae Memorial?
Private
MAPP
William Henry

345236
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(24th Bn.)
11 Jul 1921 28 Son of Arthur James Mapp & Lucy Ellen Mapp (nee Gough), of Waterloo Terrace, Newbridge. St. John’s Churchyard, Rhosymedre.
Private
MATTHEWS
Thomas James

26133
West Yorkshire Regiment
(2nd Bn.)
4 May 1917 Son of Samuel Matthews, Burton Terrace, Acrefair. Enlisted at Bradford, Yorkshire, England. Died St. Alban’s Hospital, Hertfordshire, England. Ruabon Cemetery.
Private
MEREDITH
Harry

86101
Royal Engineers
formerly
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
Sep 1921 He was reared by an Uncle & Aunt Mr & Mrs. W. Meredith, 30, Chapel Street, Rhosymedre. Discharged as unfit in 1917. Died at Bangor Military Hospital. St. John’s Churchyard, Rhosymedre.
Private
MEREDITH
John Alfred

200257
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(19th Bn.)
19 Dec 1917 possibly? Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, Pas de Calais, France.
Corporal
MEREDITH
William Henry

25786
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(17th Bn.)
9 Oct 1916 Of Cefn. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
MORETON
Walter

341215
Royal Army Service Corps Son of John & Fanny Moreton, of 9, Crane Street, Cefn Mawr. Lived at Michells Croft, King Street, Cefn Mawr.
Lance Corporal
MORRIS
James

35395
South Wales Borderers
(12th Bn.)
11 Aug 1916 Born in Cefn. Son of Enoch & Sally Morris, of Penybont Cottage, Penybont. Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
MORRIS
Thomas

33940
South Wales Borderers
(4th Bn.)
23 Jan 1917 32 Born Chirk. Son of James & Louisa Morris, Penybont Villas, Penybont; husband of Mrs Morris, Park Road, Newbridge. Basra Memorial, Iraq.
Private
NICHOLAS
John Robert

1996
Australian Infantry A.I.F.
(11th Bn.)
between
20 Aug 1916
and
23 Aug 1916
34 Son of John & Elizabeth Nicholas, of 20, Chapel Street, Rhosymedre. Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, France.
Lance Corporal
OWEN
William Ryland

352131
Manchester Regiment
(2/9th Bn.)
9 Oct 1917 21 Son of William & Catherine Owens, Mile End Terrace, Acrefair. Enlisted at Denton, Lancashire, England. Tyne Cot Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Lance Corporal
PARRY
Clifford

S/9444
Seaforth Highlanders
(8th Bn.)
10 Sep 1916 21 Son of William & Sarah Jane Parry, School House, Acrefair. Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.
Private
PARRY
John (Johnny)

6775
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
9 Mar 1915 25 Son of Charles & Mary Parry, of 24, Rock Villa, High Street, Cefn Mawr. Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Sergeant
PHILLIPS
John Jairus

200900
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(9th Bn.)
23 Oct 1918 29 Husband of Sarah Elizabeth Phillips, of the Plough Hotel, Rhosymedre.
Canonne Farm British Cemetery, Sommaing, Nord, France.
PRICE
John
Private
PRICE
Morris

7151
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
8 Jun 1915 Son of Thomas & Catherine Price, of Waterloo Buildings, Cefn Bychan. and later of 47, Hill Street, Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, England. Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Lieutenant?
PRITCHARD
Harry
M.C.?
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Sep 1916?? Of King Street, Cefn?
Private
PRITCHARD
Joseph David

204964
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(24th Denbighshire Yeomanry Bn.)
8 Sep 1918 26 Son of Elizabeth Pritchard, Fron View, Brown’s Lane, Cefn Mawr. Twin brother of Robert Evan Pritchard (below). Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.
PRITCHARD
Robert Evan
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Garr. Bn.)
29 Oct 1919 from the effects of gas. Son of Mrs E Pritchard, Fron View, Brown’s Lane, Cefn Mawr. Twin brother of Joseph David Pritchard (above). Trefynant Cemetery,
Acrefair.
Private
PULLEN
George

200708
D.C.M.
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(9th Bn.)
7 Jun 1917 21 Son of Margaret Ellen Gibbons, of 19, Tower Hill, Acrefair. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
REECE
John
Private
RICHARDS
Edward Thomas

200671
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
13 Jun 1917 21 Born Llangollen. Son of John & E A Richards, Penyrochr, Newbridge. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
RICHARDS
George

56768
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
13 Nov 1916 20 Son of Mrs Susannah Richards, Hill Street, Cefn Mawr. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Drummer
RICHARDS
Henry

200508
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
18 Aug 1918 Born Cefn Mawr. Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-l'Abbe, Somme, France.
ROBERTS
Caradoc
 
Shoeing Smith
ROBERTS
John David

735861
Royal Field Artillery
(“B” Bty 265th Bde.)
22 Oct 1918 26 Son of John & Margaret Roberts, of 7, Lancaster Terrace, Acrefair. Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.
Gunner
ROBERTS
John George

159553
Royal Field Artillery
(123rd Bd.)
31 Oct 1917 20 Son of Robert & Mary Jane Roberts, of Bryn View, Queen Street, Cefn Mawr. Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, France.
Private
ROBERTS
John Henry

24906
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
30 Nov 1916 Stepson of Mr Joseph Reed, King Street, Cefn Mawr. Enlisted at Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England. Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France.
Private
ROBINSON
Clifford

31338
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(8th Bn.)
4 Dec 1915 Born Oldham, Lancashire, England. Son of Charles & Mary H Robinson, of Tan y Lan, Ruabon; husband of Ada Robinson (nee Ellis), of 4, Chapel Street, Cefn Bychan. Green Hill Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Corporal
ROWLAND
William Henry

16566
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
29 Jul 1917 30 Son of Walter & Maria Rowland, 15, Park Road, Rhosymedre. Bard Cottage Cemetery, Belgium.
Private
SIMON
William Thomas

28771
M.M.
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(19th Bn.)
27 Nov 1917 20 Grandson of the late John & Jane Simon, 12, Jolly Bank, Cefn Bychan. Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France.
SMITH
Norman
Corporal
STEPHENS
Charles Henry

23
Household Cavalry
(Denbighshire Hussars)
5 Feb 1915 36 Son of Ann Stephens, of Cefn Bychan; husband of Mary Elizabeth Stephens, of 26, Crane Street, Cefn Mawr. Drowned in the River Yare, in Suffolk, England. All Saints Churchyard, Worlingham, Suffolk, England.
Sergeant
THOMAS
Arthur

15857
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
1 Apr 1917 25 Born in Rhosymedre. Son of Edward & Frances Thomas, of Abernant. Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
THOMAS
John

200724
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
6 Sep 1917 35 Son of Jonathan & Maria Thomas, of Penycae; husband of Margaret Maria Thomas, of 15, Hill Street, Cefn Mawr. Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
THOMAS
John

16013
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
10 Jul 1916 21 Son of David & Mary Elizabeth Thomas, Park House, Church View, Rhosymedre. Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.
Private
THOMAS
Llewelyn

45177
Royal Army Medical Corps
(103rd Field Amb.) 
24 Jul 1918 30 Son of Thomas Thomas (shoemaker), of High Street, Cefn; husband of Mary E Thomas, of 17, Belgrave Road, Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire.   Raperie British Cemetery, Villemontoire, Aisne, France.
Private
THOMAS
Maldwyn
16981
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(15th Bn.)
19 Jul 1916 19 Son of Edward & Mary Thomas, of 3, Temple Vale Dolydd Lane, Cefn Mawr. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
TUDOR
John Thomas
Born Acrefair. Son of Timothy & Ann Tudor, of Russell Street, Cefn Mawr.
Private
WILDE
Joseph Henry

200759
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
26 Sep 1917 Tyne Cot Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
WILKES
John (Jack)

201139
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st/4th Bn.)
6 Apr 1918 Son of John & C E Wilkes, of Mill House, Lower Cefn. Brother of William Wilkes (below). Martinsaart, British Cemetery, Somme, France.
Rifleman
WILKES
William
58497
King’s Royal Rifle Corps
(25th Garrison Bn.)
19 Feb 1919 29

Son of John and Catharine Eliza Wilkes, Mill House, Lower Cefn. Brother of Jack Wilkes (above).

St. John’s Churchyard, Rhosymedre.
Private
WILLIAMS
George
11715
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(8th Bn.)
7 Dec 1914 27

Born in Llangollen. Son of John & Martha Williams; husband of Catherine Williams, Newbridge Terrace, Newbridge.

St. John’s Churchyard, Llangollen.
Private
WILLIAMS
Herbert

16979
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
20 Feb 1916 21 Son of Robert & Eliza Williams, of 2, Bryn Gwilym, Dolydd Road, Lower Cefn. Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
WILLIAMS
Herbert

200255
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st/4th Bn.)
18 Apr 1918 25 Son of Edward & Sarah Williams, of Jolly Bank, Newbridge. St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.
Private
WILLIAMS
John Horace

    Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Private
WILLIAMS
John Thomas

28286
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
22 Apr 1918 32 Of the The Old Bird in Hand, Crane Street, Cefn Mawr. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
Lance Corporal
WILLIAMS
Olgar Hugh

25860
Manchester Regiment
(22nd Bn.)
1 Jul 1916 Son of Robert & Jane Jones, of Park House, Newbridge. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
WILLIAMS
Percival (Percy)
Vaughan

8006 & 25799
Army Cyclist Corps
(4th Traffic Control Coy.)
formerly
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
13 Nov 1917 24 Son of David Richard & Elizabeth Emily Williams, of Oak Bank, Penbedw, Plas Isa. Brother of Thomas Henry Williams (below). Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
WILLIAMS
Thomas Henry

26373
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(17th Bn.)
11 May 1916 18 Son of David Richard & Elizabeth Emily Williams, of Oak Bank, Penbedw, Plas Isa. Brother of Percy Vaughan Williams (above). Rue-du-Bacquerot No. 1 Military Cemetery, Laventie, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
WILLIAMS
William
15891
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(3rd Bn.)
abt
22 Dec 1916
23 Of 9, Hill Street, Cefn. Died at the Croesnewydd Sanatorium, Conwy, Caernarfonshire.
Private
WILLIAMS
William Northall

6147
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
7 Oct 1916 28 Born Rhosymedre. Son of Joseph & Hannah Williams, of Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, England; husband of Mrs Williams. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

 

1939-1945 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Fusilier
BIGGS
Edwin

D/13252
M.M (WW1)
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(11th H.D. Bn.)
7 Mar 1940 51 Son of Charles & Alice Ann Biggs; husband of Elizabeth Biggs, Forester’s Arms, King Street, Cefn Mawr. St. John's Churchyard, Rhosymedre.
BLAZE
Fred
Royal Marines 26 Sep 1946 26 Son of Mr & Mrs George Blaze, 18 Plas yn Wern, Acrefair. Died at Meadowslee Hospital, Penyffordd, Flintshire.
Flight Sergeant DANIELS
Ronald Denver

2216175
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(405 RCAF Sqdn.)
9 May 1944 Son of Benjamin Denver Daniels & Violet Daniels; husband of Ethel Daniels, of Cefn. Chievres Communal Cemetery, Hanaut, Belgium.
Lance Corporal
DAVIES
David Richard

4205205
Monmouthshire Regiment
(2nd Bn).)
3 Jan 1945 32 Son of David Richard & Annie Davies, husband of Elizabeth Jane Davies, Trevor. Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Gelderland, Netherlands.
DAVIES
William
Sergeant
EDWARDS
Arthur William

570294
Royal Air Force
(78 Sgn.)
20 Dec 1942 21 Son of Charles William & Florence Christina Edwards of Acrefair. Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Gunner
EDWARDS
C Dyfan

14387673
Royal Artillery
(8 Survey Regiment)
9 Jul 1944 20 Son of Caradog & Catherine Edwards of Minera. Assisi War Cemetery, Italy.
Nurse
EDWARDS
Margaret
Civilian 1 Oct 1940 19 Daughter of Thomas & Ellen A Edwards, of 34, Bron Berwyn, Cefn Mawr. Died at Birkenhead General Hospital, Cheshire, England.
Trooper
EDWARDS
Ronald Nigel

4200984
Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C.
(3rd Regiment - 8th Bn. Royal Northumberland Fusiliers)
2 Feb 1945 29 Son of Lilian Edwards, 48, Burton Terrace, Acrefair. Son of Lilian Edwards; husband of Gwyneth Emily Edwards, of Chirk. Mierlo War Cemetery, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
Pilot Officer
ETHELSTON
John George

142009
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve   (15 Sqdn.) 19 Feb 1943 Son of Tom & Mary Elizabeth Ethelston, of Cefn Mawr; husband of Christine Eve Ethelston. Runnymede Memorial, Surry, England.
Sergeant
EVANS
Jack
4 May 1943
or
4 Jul 1943?
Son of Mr J Evans, 136 Bron Berwyn, Cefn. Husband of Mrs N Evans, 126, Bron Berwyn, Cefn. Died while Prisoner of War in Malaya. Malaya.
EVANS
Eifion W
Royal Navy 16 Dec 1945 19 Son of Mr & Mrs H T Evans, The Bungalow, Dolydd Road, Cefn Mawr. St. John's Churchyard, Rhosymedre.
EVANS
John H
Corporal
EVANS
Ronald

4196187
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
26 Aug 1944 26 Son of Robert & Eleanor Evans, of Park Place, Newbridge. Husband of May Evans, of Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. Taukkan War Cemetery, Rangoon, Burma.
Gunner
EVANS
Tegwyn
897067
Royal Artillery
(65 Field Regt.)
16 Oct 1943 28 Son of H & Mary Jane Evans, of Cefn Mawr. Minturno War Cemetery, Italy.
Leading Supply Assistant
FENNER
Alfred Reginald

P/MX 69198
Royal Navy
HMS Dunedin
24 Nov 1941 33 Son of Frederick & Margaret Fenner; husband of Doris Fenner of Penycae. Torpedoed and sunk by German submarine off Brazil. Also commemorated on the Penycae War Memorial. Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, England.
Gunner
FRANCIS
Frederick

1721558
Royal Artillery
(241 Bty., 77 H.A.A. Regt.)
4 Dec 1942 36 Son of Isaac & Alice Francis; husband of Dorothy Francis of Chirk. Sydney War Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia.
Lance Sergeant
GOODWIN
Frank

2737556
Welsh Guards
(3rd Bn.)
28 May 1944 35 Son of John & Mary Goodwin; husband of Marie Elizabeth Goodwin of Cefn Mawr. Cassino War Cemetery, Italy.
Fusilier
HOPWOOD
Donald

14436554
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
2 Aug 1944 19 Son of Morris & Edith Hopwood of Oldham, Lancashire, England. Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Fusilier
HUGHES
Ernest

4202732
Royal Scots Fusiliers
(6th Bn.)
1 Sep 1944 31 Son of Hugh & Catherine Jane Hughes; husband of Linda M Hughes, of Acrefair. Ruabon Cemetery.
Corporal
HUGHES
Herbert Charles

3771318
King’s Liverpool Regiment
(1st Bn.)
25 May 1944 26 Of 3, Bazaar Cottage, Cefn. Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.
Sapper
HUMPHREYS, William Frederick (Eric)

1895605
Royal Engineers 11 May 1940 24 Son of William Ferrie Humphreys & Bertha Emily Humphreys of Maelor House, Acrefair. Trefynant Cemetery, Cefn.
Private
HUMPHREYS
Reginald (Reg)

4191591
Worcestershire Regiment
(7th Bn.)
24 Feb 1945 29 Son of Robert and Sarah Humphreys. Lived at 104, High Street, Cefn. Died in India. Rangoon Memorial, Burma.
Sergeant
IRVING
Henry

4188403
7th Royal Tank Regiment R.A.C. 15 Nov 1943 33 Husband of Sarah R Irving, of 18, Bowers Road, Acrefair. St. John's Churchyard, Rhosymedre.
Fusilier
JENKINS
Harold Bernard

14652028
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
19 Oct 1944 35 Son of Evan & Jane Jenkins. Husband of Rosa Jenkins, of 17, High Street, Rhosymedre. Uden War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.
Corporal
JONES
Caradoc
Royal Army Service Corps. 23 Nov 1945 Of Bowen's Lane, Cefn Mawr.
Corporal
JONES
Charles Cyril Nicholas

4191135
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
25 May 1940 24 Son of Edward Thomas Jones & Elizabeth Ann Jones, of The LaurelsCefn Mawr. Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1, Arras, Somme France.
Lance Corporal
JONES
Douglas

4193275
Worcestershire Regiment
(2nd Bn.)
30 Nov 1944 23 Son of Percival Burford & Myfanwy Jones of Cefn Mawr. Imphal War Cemetery, India.
Aircraftsman 1st Class
JONES
John Eric
1022472
Royal Air Force
(Volunteer Reserve)
21 Sep 1944 Son of Mr & Mrs Harry Jones, of Bryn Goleu, Cefn. Husband of Iris Jones, of 15, Tower Hill, Trefynant, Acrefair. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
Able Seaman
JONES
Maldwyn

D/JX 345834
Royal Navy
(H.M.S. President III)
3 Feb 1943 Son of Mr & Mrs T B Jones, of 86, Bron Berwyn, Cefn. Plymouth Navel Memorial, Devon, England.
Able Seaman
JONES
Maldwyn Price

D/JX184007
Royal Navy
HMS Repulse
10 Dec 1941 26 Son of Albert & Kate Jones of Cefn Mawr. Plymouth Navel Memorial, Devon, England.
JONES
Morris J
JONES
Thomas
Stoker
JONES
Thomas Henry

Royal Navy
(H.M.S. Furrows?)
11 Nov 1939 29 Son of Mr & Mrs Pryce Jones, Brynheulog, Minshall Croft, Cefn. Lived in Plymouth, Devon, England.
Fusilier
JONES
William

4193695
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
20 Sep 1944 28 Son of Edward & Mary Jones, of Cefn Mawr; husband of Sarah Jane Jones, of Cefn Mawr. Valkenswaard War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.
Fusilier
JONES
William Isaac

4193220
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(7th Bn.)
28 Mar 1945 28 Son of Mr & Mrs Jones, of 9, Bro Gwilym Extension, Cefn. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
Sergeant
JONES
William Thomas
R.A.F Son of Mr & Mrs Thomas Jones, High Street, Rhosymedre.
Guardsman
KEMPSTER
Cyril

2616868
Grenadier Guards
(3rd Bn.)
4 Sep 1944
or
19 Oct 1944
28  Son of Mr & Mrs A Kempster, 29, Bro Gwilym Extension, Cefn. Husband of Iris Kempster, Cross Keys, Ponciau. Florence War Cemetery, Italy.
Corporal
KEMPSTER
Leonard

4198187
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(7th Bn.)
1 Feb 1941 Son of Alfred & Lizzie Kempster. Husband of Dorothy Kempster of Gobowen, Shropshire, England. St. Barnabas Churchyard, Hengoed, Shropshire, England.
Company Quartermaster Sergeant
LAVENDER
Ivor William

2202727
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
26 May 1940 36 Born Newbridge, Monmouthshire. Son of William & Lillian Lavender; husband of Dorothy Florence Lavender, of Acrefair. Saltdal Main Churchyard, Norway.
Fusilier
MORRIS
Dennis

14739195
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(6th Bn.)
10 Feb 1945 32 Son of Mr & Mrs Morris of Penybont. Husband of Hilary Morris, of 8 Middle Street, Newbridge. Uden War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.
Aircraftman 1st Class
MORRIS
Edward Moss

1507041
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 21 Nov 1942 21 Son of Robert Moss & Elsie Morris, of Cefn Mawr. Bone War Cemetery, Anaba, Algeria.
Coder
MORRIS
John James

P/JX220485
Royal Navy
(HMS Fleur de Lys)
14 Oct 1941 20 Son of James & Susannah Morris of Cefn Mawr. Sunk by German submarine, off |Gibraltar. Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, England.
Private
NEWTON
Robert I

4199398
King's Liverpool Regiment
(13th Bn.)
Between
1 Jun 1943
and
30 Jun 1943
Son of Richard & Alice Newton, of Cefn. Rangoon Memorial, Burma.
Marine
OWENS
Emlyn Louvain

PLY/X100666
Royal Marines 4 Aug 1946 31 Son of Charles & Mary Ann Owens of Acrefair. Trefynant Cemetery, Cefn.
PHILLIPS
Thomas
Private
ROBERTS
Alfred

4194186
Dorset Regiment
(5th Bn.)
27 Nov 1044 24 Mr & Mrs N Roberts, of 48, Bron Berwyn, Cefn. Husband of Mrs M B Roberts, of Polesworth, Warwickshire, England. Brunssum War Cemetery, Limburg, Netherlands.
Lance Corporal ROBERTS
Arthur
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 23 May 1940 41 Son of Mr & Mrs Edward Charles Roberts, of 7, Bro Gwilym Extension, Cefn.
ROBERTS
Evan
Gunner
ROBERTS
Glyn
12 Nov 1944 Son of Mr & Mrs Edward Roberts, of 10, Bryn Goleu, Cefn Mawr. Killed while trying to cross the Alps from Italy to France.
Fusilier
ROBERTS
John

3523290
Lancashire Fusiliers
(1/8th Bn.)
Between
27 May 1940 and
29 May 1940
30 Son of John & Priscilla Roberts; husband of Violet Ena Roberts, 32, Church Street, Rhosymedre. Dunkirk Town Cemetery, Nord, France.
ROBERTS
Thomas G
   
ROGERS
Edward
Boy Telegraphist
SMITH
Gordon

D/JX 1626558
Royal Navy
HMS Gloucester
22 May 1941 17 Son of Harry & S E Smith, of Cefn. Sunk by German dive-bombers north of Crete, Greece. Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.
Corporal
VALENTINE
Robert Edward

4194209
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
28 Oct 1944 24 Son of Mr & Mrs Valentine, of, 24, Queen Street, Cefn Mawr. Husband of Mrs Nancy Valentine, of 32, Llangollen Terrace, Rhosymedre. Uden War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.
Rifleman
WATKIN
Donald

14664888
Rifle Brigade
(8th Bn. - 2nd Bn. London Rifle Brigade)
23 Aug 1944 20 Son of John Llewelyn & Margaret Jane Watkin of Rhosymedre. St. Desir War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

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