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War Memorials

Coedpoeth

The Coedpoeth War Memorial commemorates those men from the area who were killed in World War I and World War II. The memorial stands in the Memorial Park, off Park Road, in the shadow of Minera Mountain.

Coedpoeth is a village and community in the County Borough of Wrexham and includes the hamlets of Nant, Adwy'r Clawdd, Talwrn and the Smelt.

Coedpoeth War Memorial

1914-1918 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Private
Christopher John Conway
BEDDOW

59865
Royal Flying Corps
Recruiting Training Centre (Hounslow)
10 Mar 1917 18 Son of John & Jane Beddow, of 1, Coptiviney, Ellesmere, Shropshire, England. Ellesmere Cemetery, Shropshire, England.
Private
George Henry BENNETT
26772 & 970
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(1st Bn.)
formerly
Denbigh Yeomanry
10 Nov 1916 20 Son of Benjamin Bennett, of Front Lodge, Plas Power, Southsea. Gorre British & Indian Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Shadrach
CORBETT

2205
Welsh Guards 16 Sep 1916 27 Son of the late Andrew & Annie Corbett, of Coedpoeth. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
Arthur
DAVIES

12550
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(8th Bn.)
23 Oct 1915 Son of Mr E Davies, of Bersham. Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Private
Thomas E
DAVIES
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Trooper
Thomas S
DAVIES
Cheshire Yeomanry
Private
Walter
DUNKLEY
Royal Welsh Fusiliers Also commemorated on the Rhostyllen War Memorial.
Private
William J
DUTTON
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Private
Robert William
EDWARDS

3971
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
30 Oct 1914 Born in Coedpoeth. Menen Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Sergeant
Robert William
EVANS

26045
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(17th Bn.)
1 May 1918 Of Adwy. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
Captain
Godfrey
FitzHUGH
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(25th Bn. Montgomeryshire and Welsh Horse Yeomanry)
31 Oct 1917 44 Son of Mr & Mrs Godfrey Fitzhugh, of Plas Power, Bersham. Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel.
Private
John Richard
FRANCIS

39093
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(16th Bn.)
4 Aug 1917 Dozinghem Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
William H
GRIFFITHS
Manchester Regiment
(1st/5th Bn.)
22 Mar 1919 38 Son of William & Elizabeth Griffiths, of 6, Heol Hyfrydle, Coedpoeth. Coedpoeth Cemetery and Memorial Garden.
Private
Edward
HARRISON

266959 & 8545
Welsh Regiment (14th Bn.)
formerly
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
27 Aug 1918 Son of John & Sarah Harrison of Llidiart Fanny, Coedpoeth. Morvel British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
John Richard
HOPWOOD
17222
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(9th Bn.)
22 Mar 1918 21 Son of John & Jane Hopwood, of 3, Victoria Road, Coedpoeth Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Lance Corporal
Charles
HOPE

87136
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(16th Bn.)
4 Nov 1918 21 Son of John & Mary Elizabeth Hope, of 11, Twenty Houses, Coedpoeth. Englefontaine British Cemetery, Nord, France.
Private
George
HOUGHLAND
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
5 Oct 1915 Son of Mrs M A Houghland, of 27, Offa Terrace, Wrexham. Sailly-Labourse Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Sergeant
Edward Samuel
HUGHES

8141
South African Infantry
(3rd Regt.)
26 Apr 1917 34 Son of William & Elizabeth Hughes, of Penygelli, Coedpoeth. Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Elwy
HUGHES

7508
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
24 Dec 1914 24 Son of Edward & Mary Hughes, of 4, Adwy Lane, Llidiart Fanny, Coedpoeth Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Lance Corporal
Harold
HUGHES

54596
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd. Bn.)
27 May 1917 19 Son of Ellen Hughes, of Lofft Wen, Adwy, & the late Thomas Morris Hughes. Arras memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Gunner
Robert
HUGHES
150915
Royal Garrison Artillery
(153rd Siege Bty.)
20 Sep 1917
28
Of Helyg Shop, High Street, Coedpoeth. Native of Bryneglwys.
Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, Nord, France.
Thomas M
HUGHES
Second Lieutenant
Gwilym
JAMES
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
8 Oct 1918 28 Son of Edward & Elizabeth James of Coedpoeth. Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France.
Edwin
JARVIS
RAVC
Richard
JOHNSON

200243
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 3 Apr 1919 Coedpoeth Cemetery and Memorial Garden.
Sapper
Charles E
JONES
Engineers
Iorwerth
JONES
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Private
Jesse N
JONES
South Africa Rifles?
Private
John
JONES
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Private
David John
JONES

6474
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
13 Mar 1915 Born Bersham. Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Edward David
JONES

53395
Manchester Regiment
(9th Bn.)
21 Mar 1918 Born Wrexham. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
John E
JONES

10788
York and Lancaster Regiment
(2nd Bn.)
12 Oct 1916 SSon of John & Elizabeth Jones, of 1, Mostyn Road, Nant, Coedpoeth. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Engineer
John W
JONES
RMSP
Private
Moses Carrington
JONES

87488
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(14th Bn.)
15 Oct 1918 23 Born in Wigan, Lancashire, England. Son of Elizabeth & the late William Jones, of Coedpoeth. Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Gunner
John O
JONES
Royal Field Artillery
Private
Richard
JONES
Manchester Regiment
Private
Richard
JONES

33094
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
27 May 1917 19 Son of Edward & Mary Elizabeth Jones, of 23, Nant Square, Coedpoeth. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Robert
JONES
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Trooper
Robert Edward Owen
JONERS

49155 & 199
Cheshire Regiment
(10th Bn.)
formerly Denbighshire Yeomanry
2 Nov 1917 33 Son of Edward & Mary Sidney Jones, of 13, Gerald Street, Wrexham. Born Ruthin. Gorre British & Indian Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Lance Corporal
Thomas
JONES

6893
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
11 Mar 1915 Brown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Thomas
JONES
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Private
Thomas Jenkin
JONES
2020
Welsh Guards
(1st Bn.)
10 Sep 1916 Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
Franklin
KELLY

4301
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
19 Oct 1914 23 Son of David & Ann Kelly, of "Llys Awel", Llywelyn Road, Coedpoeth. Tyne Cot Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Corporal
Harold
KING

M.M.
200564
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
10 Jun 1918 22 Son of Henry & Annie King, of Adwy. Pernois British Cemetery, Halloy-les-Pernois, Somme, France.
John Edward
LEA
31067 & 49174
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
((8th Bn.)
formerly
Royal Army Medical Corps
25 Jan 1917 21 SSon of Frank Lea, of 8, Lloft Wen, Adwy. Basra Memorial, Iraq.
Private
Ellis
LLOYD

7752
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
19 Jan 1916 26 Son of Elizabeth Ratcliffe (formerly Lloyd), of 2, College, Bersham and the late Harry Lloyd. Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Thomas
LLOYD
Royal Welsh Fusiliers Also commemorated on the Southsea War Memorial.
Corporal
George
MATTHEWS

200496
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
("B" Coy. 4th Bn.)
24 Mar 1918 25 Son of Thomas & Elizabeth Matthews, of 6, Bank Street, Southsea. Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Private
John James
MORRIS
Royal Welsh Fusiliers Son of William & Ann Morris of Smelt Cottage, Coedpoeth.
Private
Thomas
MOSTYN

89751
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(14th Bn.)
6 Nov 1918 19 Son of John & Amelia Mostyn, of 1, Pleasant Villa, Caego, New Broughton. Caudrt British Cemetry, Nord, France.
Company Sergeant Major
Robert Roland Griffiths
NEWMAN

8500
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(14th Bn.)
19 Sep 1918 42 Born Westminster, London, England. Husband of Annie Newman, of 31, Waen Road, Coedpoeth. Lived in Blandford, Dorset, England. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Bancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Trooper
Walter Wright
NICHOLSON
4th Dragoon Guards (Royal Irish) 7 Aug 1916 20 Son of Florence Williams (formerly Nicholson), of 17, High Street, Southsea, and the late George Nicholson. Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, Somme, France.
Private
Simon
OLDFIELD

74146 & 8557
Sherwood Foresters Notts and Derby Regiment
(10th Bn.)
formerly
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
22 Aug 1918 Son of Jane, and the late John, Oldfield, of Coedpoeth. St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.
Aaron
OWENS
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Private
George
OWENS

26269
South Wales Borderers
(1st Bn.)
19 May 1916 Born Coedpoeth. Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, Pas de Calais, France.
Joseph
PARRY
Private
Robert Arthur
PARRY
19884
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 23 Nov 1917
Born Ffrith. Son of Robert & Hannah Parry of Bridge Street, Southsea. Also commemorated on the Southsea War Memorial. Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France.
Private
Arthur
PUGH
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Private
Jonathan
PUGH

87239
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(16th Bn.)
8 Oct 1918 Born Bersham. Bois-des-Angles British Cemetery, Crevecoeur-sur-L'Escaut, Nord, France.
Private
William
RAWLINSON
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Private
Edward
ROBERTS

53342
Cheshire Regiment
(11th Bn.)
18 Apr 1918 19 Son of Evan & Hannah Roberts, of 14, Middle Road, Nant, Coedpoeth. Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Isaac
ROBERTS
200119
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 24 Mar 1918 St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.
Sergeant
John
ROBERTS
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Private
John
ROBERTS
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Private
John E
ROBERTS
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Company Sergeant Major
John Henry
ROBERTS

3894
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
("B" Coy. 4th Bn.)
18 Jul 1915 32 Son of William & Harriet Roberts, of Coedpoeth; husband of Jane Elizabeth Roberts, of 3, Gwern Howell, Coedpoeth. Cambrin Churchyard Extension, Pas de Calais, France.
Lance Corporal
John P
ROBERTS

M.M.
G/103151
Royal Fusiliers
(43rd Bn.)
28 Nov 1918 22 Son of Alfred & Mary Roberts, of 6, Manley Road, Coedpoeth. St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.
Private
Thomas J
ROBERTS
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Private
William
ROBERTS
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Lance Corporal
Daniel
ROWLANDS
6887
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st/4th Bn.)
2 Jan 1917 Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.
Private
Charles Peter
THOMAS

16004
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
12 Jul 1918 36 Son of Henry & Ann Thomas; husband of Hannah Jane Thomas, of 6, Smelt Lane, Coedpoeth. Martinsart British Cemetry, Somme, France.
Private
Joseph Oswald
WILCOXON

1778
Welsh Guards (Prince of Wales Coy. 1st Bn.) 10 Sep 1916 22 Son of Joseph & Annie Wilcoxon, of 21, Alexandra Road, Wrexham. Native of Coedpoeth. Guards' Military Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, France.
Private
Abel
WILLIAMS

325820
Durham Light Infantry
(1st/9th Bn.)
15 Sep 1917 41 Son of Evan & Margaret Williams, of 48, Nant Road, Coedpoeth. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Albert
WILLIAMS
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Private
Edward
WILLIAMS
31080 & 49175
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(8th Bn.)
formerly
Royal Army Medical Corps
5 Jan 1915
23
Son of William and Elizabeth Williams, of 2, Poplar Place, Adwy.
Helles Memorial, Turkey.
Corporal
Ernest
WILLIAMS

241562
Prince of Wales's Volunteers South Lancashire Regiment
(2/5th Bn.)
3 Jul 1917 Born Coedpoeth. Of Farnworth, Lancashire, England. Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium.
Gunner
George W
WILLIAMS
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Private
Hugh
WILLIAMS
16184
South Lancashire Regiment
(2nd Bn.)
3 Oct 1917 31 Son of William & Catherine Williams, of 10, Bank Street, Southsea. Also commemorated on the Southsea War Memorial. Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
John
WILLIAMS

G/31613
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
(7th Bn.)
19 Sep 1918 18 Son of John & Hannah Williams, of 7, Roberts' Terrace, Coedpoeth. Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
John Owen
WILLIAMS
26028
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(71th Bn.)
6 Jul 1916 Resident of Coedpoeth. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
Lewis
WILLIAMS

204976
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(11th Bn.)
10 Oct 1918 22 Born Ruthin, Denbighshire. Son of David & Alice Williams, of 11, Heol Offa, Llidiart Fanny, Coedpoeth. Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece.
Private
Robert E
WILLIAMS
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Gunner
Kendrick
WYNN

87886
Royal Field Artillery
(32nd Bty. 33rd Bde.)
16 Aug 1917 19 Son of Edward Thomas and Mary Augusta Wynn, of Plas Grono Lodge, Erddig. Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

 

1939-1945 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Flying Officer
Gwynne Lewis
BLACKSHAW

121267
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(225 Sqdn.)
10 Apr 1943 21 Son of Thomas Lewis & Elizabeth Ellen Blackshaw, of Coedpoeth. Bone War Cemetery, Annaba, Algeria.
Sergeant
Jack Ivan
EDWARDS

891651
Royal Artillery
(61 Denbighshire Yeomanry Medium Regt.)
8 Jul 1944 25 Son of John & Harriet Edwards, of Bersham; husband of Eirwen Mary Edwards, of Bersham. St. Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, Calvados, France.
Steward
Peter
FLEETWOOD
Merchant Navy
RMS Nova Scotia
28 Nov 1942 31 Sunk off the coast of South Africa by U-177. Tower Hill Memorial, London, England.
Guardsman
Trevor
FRANCIS

2737471
Welsh Guards 11 Sep 1940 27 Son of John & Edith Francis, of Coedpoeth. Coedpoeth Cemetery and Memorial Garden.
Private
John Llewelyn
GRIFFITHS

159362
Royal Army Service Corps
(13 Troop Carrying Coy.)
29 May 1940 23 Son of Llewelyn & Edith Griffiths, of Wrexham. Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France.
Gunner
Albert
HUGHES

900319
Royal Artillery
(61 Denbighshire Yeomanry Medium Regt.)
21 May 1940 20 Son of Edward & Lizzie Jane Hughes, of Coedpoeth. Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France.
Fusilier
Cyril
JONES
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Flight Sergeant
Hugh Ivor
JONES

1436993
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(57 Sqdn.)
4 Sep 1943 Son of David & Mary Ellen Jones, of Wrexham. Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Berlin, Germany.
Able Seaman
Ronald
JONES

C/SSX30873
Royal Navy
HMS Iron Duke
17 Apr 1942 22 Son of Benjamin & Elizabeth Jones, of Bersham. Holy Trinity Churchyard, Esclusham.
Leading Aircraftman
Ivor
HUGHES

1096604
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 25 Nov 1945 24 Son of Robert William & Sarah Elizabeth Hughes, of Coedpoeth. Coedpoeth Cemetery & Memorial Garden.
Able Seaman
Joseph N
MORRIS

D/SSX 19393
Royal Navy
HMS Punjabi
13 Apr 1940 21 Son of Joseph & Sarah J. Morris, of Southsea. Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.
Flight Sergeant
Gwilym
POWELL

1457467
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(620 Sqdn.)
19 May 1944 21 Son of Edward & Elizabeth Jane Powell, of Southsea. Died in a collision between two Stirling bombers at Hannington Wick, Kempsford, Gloucestershire, England. Coedpoeth Cemetery & Memorial Garden.
Aircraftsman
Alexander K
RICHARDS

577308
Royal Air Force 15 Jun 1945 22 Son of Norman Nelson & Gertrude Richards, of Coedpoeth. Coedpoeth Cemetery & Memorial Garden.
Gunner
Percy
ROGERS

901398
Royal Artillery
(61 Denbighshire Yeomanry Medium Regt.)
11 Jul 1940 Coedpoeth Cemetery and Memorial Garden..
Private
Maldwyn
Ernest
SMITH

7616501
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
(4 Ordnance Store Coy.)
22 Jun 1943 24 Son of Idwal & Myfanwy Smith; husband of Irene Smith, of Caego. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand
Sergeant
Harold
WILLIAMS
7594416
Royal Army Ordnance Corps 17 Jun 1940 26 Son of George Edward & Emily Williams, of Bersham. Killed when the troop ship S.S. Lancastria was sunk off St. Nazaire, Brittany. La Bernerie-en-Retz Communal Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France.
Marine
Trevor Owen
WYNNE

PO/X121539
Royal Marines 11 Aug 1944 19 Son of Richard M. & Lizzie Wynne, of Coedpoeth. Coedpoeth Cemetery and Memorial Garden.
Stoker
John Howell
WYNNE
Royal Navy
HMS Avenger
11 Nov 1942 Son of John Wynne, and of Alice Wynne, of Southsea. Sunk by the U-155 near Gibraltar. Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.
Driver
William T
WHITELY

14372354
Royal Army Service Corps 23 Oct 1943 21 Born Denbighshire. Son of William Thomas & Elizabeth Whitley; husband of Doreen Whitley (nee Tordoff), of Oakington, Cambridgeshire, England. Methodist Chapelyard, Clayton, Yorkshire, England.

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