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Connah's Quay WWII

1939-1945 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Able Seaman
ARNOLD
Neville

D/JX 312752
Royal Navy
H.M.S. President III
6 Oct 1942 20 Son of Matthew Henry and Sarah Ellen Arnold, of Connah’s Quay. Port Said War Memorial Cemetery,
Egypt.
Bombardier
ASHBROOK
Charlie

4205281
 Royal Artillery
(25 Lt. A.A. Regt.)
27 Mar 1945 32 Husband of Margaret Ann Ashbrook,
25 Church Street,
Connah’s Quay.
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen,
Germany
Sergeant
BENNETT
William

1028937
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(101 Sqdn.)
1 Sep 1943 20 Son of Cecil and Miriam Bennett, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire. Runnymede Memorial,
Surrey
Fusilier
BETTANY
David Ormand

14574293
Royal Welch Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
26 Aug 1944 20 Son of Montague and Gertrude Mary Bettany, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire. Taukkyan War Cemetery,
Myanmar
Gunner
BROCKLEY
Roger

1818680
Royal Artillery 25 Jan 1946 39 Son of Jack and Frances Brockley, of Connah’s Quay. Husband of Rosina Brockley, of Connah’s Quay. Connah’s Quay Cemetery,
Flintshire
Trooper
BROOKS
Arthur

14541501
Royal Armoured Corps
1st Recce. Regt. Reconnaissance Corps
24 Feb 1944 30 Son of Frank Bertram and Jennie Brooks. Husband of Elsie May Brooks, of Shotton, Flintshire. Beach Head War Cemetery,
Anzio,
Italy
Private
BROTHERSTONE
William

4190679
South Wales Borderers
(6th Bn.)
26 Jan 1945 31 Son of William and Ethel Brotherstone. Husband of Mary Alice Brotherstone, of Shotton, Flintshire. Taukkyan War Cemetery,
Myanmar
BURKE
J
Private
CARTWRIGHT
Albert

4187930
South Lancashire Regiment
(1st Bn.)
23 Aug 1945 38 Son of Joseph and Harriet Cartwright,
30 King Edward Street, Shotton, Flintshire.
Brugge General Cemetery,
West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium
Fusilier
COOPER
John

4201885
Royal Welch Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
18 Mar 1943 28 Son of Edgar and Isabella Cooper. Husband of Irene Elizabeth Cooper, of Shotton, Flintshire. Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar
Leading Seaman
DAVIES
Frank

D/JX 363246
Royal Navy
H.M. M.T.B. 710
10 Apr 1945 26 Son of Albert and Ida May Davies, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire. Plymouth Naval Memorial,
Devon
Pilot Officer
DAVIES
Gerald

44072
Royal Air Force
(211 Sqdn.)
13 Apr 1941 24 Son of Francis and Elizabeth Mary Davies, of Shotton. Phaleron War Cemetery,
Greece.
Petty Officer Stoker
DAVIES
Joseph Edward

C/K 65720
Royal Navy
H.M.S. Electra
29 Sep 1944 38 Son of Joseph Edward Davies, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire. Chatham Naval Memorial,
Kent.
Seaman
DODD
Harry

P/X 9848B
Royal Naval Reserve
H.M. Trawler Northern Rover
5 Nov 1939 30 Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Dodd.
Husband of Catherine Dodd, of Flint
Portsmouth Naval Memorial,
Hampshire

DUTTON
J
Gunner
EDWARDS
George Henry

1455336
Royal Artillery
(63 H.A.A. Regt.
176 Bty.)
17 Oct 1940 Connah’s Quay Cemetery,
Flintshire

EDWARDS
H
Fusilier
ELLIS
Harry

4201912
Royal Welch Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
18 Mar 1943 28 Husband of R. Ann Ellis, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire. Rangoon Memorial,
Myanmar
Private
ELLSON
George Arthur

14747563
Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
(5th Bn.)
18 Jan 1945 31 Husband of F. J. Ellson, of Connahs Quay, Flintshire. (Served as ELLISON). Sittard War Cemetery,
Limburg,
Netherlands
Trimmer
ELLSUM
William Augustin P

 Naval Auxiliary Personnel
(Merchant Navy)
H.M.S. Patroelus
17 Nov 1940 38 Husband of M. Ellsum, of Shotton. Hawarden
(St. Deiniol)
Churchyard, Flintshire
Lance Corporal
FERGUSON
Hugh

7666956
Royal Corps of Signals 3 Jun 1947 31 Son of Daniel and Rachel Ann Ferguson, of Connah’s Quay. Husband of Nellie Mildon Ferguson, of Hawarden. Connah’s Quay Cemetery,
Flintshire
Flight Sergeant
Air Gnr
FIELDER
Charles Kenneth

2206034
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(640 Sqdn.)
2 Mar 1945 Husband of Geraldine M Fielder.
Also on the Hawarden War Memorial.
Heverlee War Cemetery,
Vlaams-Brabant,
Belgium.
Private
FORRESTER
Charles

4080685
Monmouthshire Regiment
(3rd Bn.)
6 Aug 1944 30 Son of John H. and A. Forrester. Husband of Beatrice May Forrester, of Shotton, Flintshire. Tilly-Sur-Seulles War Cemetery,
Calvados,
France
Trooper
FOULKES
Ernest

14224032
Royal Armoured Corps
(23rd Hussars)
16 Apr 1945 21   Hanover War Cemetery,
Niedersachsen, Germany
Corporal
FREETH
William Thomas Campden

4209219
Royal Welch Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
17 Jul 1944 24 Son of Joseph and Dorothy Nellie Freeth. Husband of Adeline Victoria Freeth, of Oakenholt,
Flintshire. Also commemorated on the Flint and Hawarden War Memorials.
Banneville-Le-Campagne War Cemetery,
Calvados,
France
Leading Seaman
GILBERT
Joseph Edward

P/JX 285384
Royal Navy
H.M.S. Quorn
3 Aug 1944 36 Son of John and Emily Gilbert, of Shotton. Portsmouth Naval Memorial,
Hampshire
Stoker 2nd Class
GRAINGER
Joseph James

D/SKX 1220
Royal Navy
H.M. Submarine H.31
24 Dec 1941 20 Son of Joseph James Grainger and Mary Catherine Grainger, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire. Plymouth Naval Memorial,
Devon
Sergeant
Flt. Engr.
GRIFFITHS
Albert Henry

2210474
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(10 Sqdn.)
16 Jan 1945 27 Son of Albert Griffiths, and of Lilian Warburton Griffiths, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire. Hanover War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany

GRIFFITHS
H

HALL
A C


HALLIWELL
J
Lance Serjeant
HARRIS
Bernard

4189490
Royal Welch Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
5 May 1944 32 Son of Francis Edward and Jessie Harris. Husband of Doreen Harris, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire. Kohima War Cemetery
India

HOGAN
L?

Private
HUGHES
Hugh Maurice

14342673
South Staffordshire Regiment
(1st Bn.)
1 Jul 1944 28 Son of Edward and Sarah Hughes, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire. Husband of Frances Minnie Hughes, of Connah’s Quay. Digboi War Cemetery,
India
Able Seaman
HUGHES
James

D/JX 335848
 Royal Navy
H.M.S. President III
30 Apr 1943 20 Son of James and Eleanor Hughes, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire. Plymouth Naval Memorial,
Devon
Master
HUGHES
John

Merchant Navy
S.S. Farfield (Chester)
15 Jul 1941 42 Son of Thomas and Mary Hughes. Husband of Ethel Kate Hughes, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire. Tower Hill Memorial,
London
Private
HUGHES
Joseph

4209786
Dorsetshire Regiment
(5th Bn.)
16 Feb 1945 31 Son of John Joseph and Margaret Hughes. Husband of Margaret Hughes, of Shotton, Flintshire. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Sergeant
Air Bomber
HUGHES
Ronald
1450608
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(199 Sqdn.)
13 May 1943 20 Son of Stanley and Lizzie Hughes, of Shotton, Flintshire. Harderwidjk General Cemetery, Gelderland, Netherlands
Lieutenant
HUTTON
David

243456
Royal Artillery
83 Field Regt.
attd. 24 Field Regt.
50 Bty.
21 Sep 1943 24 Son of David John and Ida Annie Hutton, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire. Salerno War Cemetery,
Campania,
Italy
Master
HUTTON
Robert

Merchant Navy
S.S. Maurita (Lancaster)
12 Nov 1941 37 Son of Richard and Sarah Elizabeth Hutton. Husband of Bessie Hutton, of Connah’s Quay. Connah’s Quay Cemetery,
Flintshire

JOHNSON
R

JONES
F

JONES
G J


JONES
J
Able Seaman
JONES
Jack Gordon

D/JX 313627
Royal Navy
H.M.S. President III
20 Nov 1942 21 Son of Thomas George and Elsie Jones, of Connah’s Quay,
Flintshire
Plymouth Naval Memorial,
Devon
Private
JONES
William Albert

4203096
Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
(2nd Bn.)
1 Aug 1944 32 Son of Joseph Albert and Emily Jones, of Connah’s Quay,
Flintshire.
Tilly-Sur-Seulles War Cemetery,
Calvados,
France
Leading Stoker
KETTLE
Cyril

D.S.M. C/KX 80337
Royal Navy
H.M. Submarine Utmost
25 Nov 1942 36 Son of John Samuel and Harriet Kettle, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire.
Awarded the D.S.M.
Chatham Naval Memorial,
Kent.
Gunner
LANGMAID
Frederick

1577134
Royal Artillery
(72 Searchlight Regt.
501 Bty.)
31 Oct 1942 26 Son of George and Annie Langmaid. Husband of Ethel Rosina Langmaid, of Shotton. Hawarden
(St. Deiniol) Churchyard, Flintshire.
Chief Engineering Officer
LATHAM
Tom Venables

Merchant Navy (M/V "Felita" (Chester)) 14 Aug 1943 40 Son of Thomas Hewitt and Clara E Latham, 202 High Street, Connah’s Quay, Husband of Mary Ena Latham, 25 Mold Road, Connah’s Quay. Connah’s Quay Town Cemetery, Flintshire.
Fusilier
LEFLEY
Ernest Raymond

4209801
Royal Fusiliers
(City of London Regiment)
(8th Bn.)
19 Jan 1944 22 Son of Ernest and Deborah Lefley, of Shotton, Flintshire. Minturno War Cemetery,
Italy.
Driver
LLOYD
Francis

2336691
Royal Corps of Signals 10 Apr 1945 27 Son of George and Ann Lloyd, of Shotton, Flintshire. Clichy Northern Cemetery,
Hauts-de-Seine,
France.
Seaman
LUMBERG
Henry William

P/X 21152A
Royal Naval Reserve
H.M.S. Egret
27 Aug 1943 26 Son of Alfred and Annie Lumberg. Husband of Kathleen Joan Lumberg, of Queen’s Ferry, Flintshire. Portsmouth Naval Memorial,
Hampshire
Stoker 1st Class
MANION
Thomas

D/SS 119888
Royal Navy
H.M.S. Basilisk
1 Jun 1940 39 Son of James Joseph and Caroline Manion. Husband of Mary Ellen Manion, of Shotton, Flintshire. Plymouth Naval Memorial,
Devon
Fusilier
MASON
James Albert

14589039
Royal Welch Fusiliers
(6th Bn.)
25 Sep 1944 36 Son of Herbert Richard and Mary Mason, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire. Husband of Mary Ann Mason, of Connah’s Quay. Valkenswaard War Cemetery,
Noord-Brabant,
Netherlands
Leading Aircraftman
MCMANUS
John Arthur

1522972
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 2 Dec 1945 31 Son of Patrick and Elizabeth McManus, of Holywell, Flintshire. Madras War Cemetery, Chennai,
India

MILLINGTON
W

MURPHY
D R

Master
PARRY
Samuel Edward

Merchant Navy
S.S. Privet (Newry)
5 Dec 1940 40 Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Jane Parry, 72 Church Street, Connah’s Quay. Husband of Mildred C. N. Parry, of Annalong, Co. Down, Northern Ireland Tower Hill Memorial, London
Warrant Officer
PARRY
William

1061953
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(53 Sqdn.)
16 Apr 1945 29 Son of Alfred and Zephorah Parry, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire. Husband of Laura Parry, of Connah’s Quay. Runnymede Memorial,
Surrey.
Sergeant
W. Op./Air Gnr
PAYTON
Arthur
1547679
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(622 Sqdn.)
29 Jul 1944 30 Son of George and Harriet Payton. Husband of Elizabeth Payton, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire. Petitmont Communal Cemetery,
Meurthe-et-Moselle,
France.
Lance Corporal
POWELL
Albert Edward

T/276804
Royal Army Service Corps
attd. Royal Artillery
24 Jul 1945 33 Son of Albert and Kate Elizabeth Powell, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire. Husband of Margaret Cathrine Powell, of Connah’s Quay. Labuan War Cemetery,
Malaysia.
Cabin Boy
PRESTIDGE
Leonard James

Merchant Navy (M.V. Empire Glade (Glasgow)) 28 Nov 1942 16 Grandson of Louisa Prestidge. Tower Hill Memorial, London.
Stoker 1st Class
PRITCHARD
Richard John

P/KX 165107
Royal Navy
H.M.S. Diadem
14 Jul 1945 21 Son of Edward and Annie Pritchard, of Connah’s Quay. Connah’s Quay Cemetery,
Flintshire.
Private
RABONE
Thomas William

5956692
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
(5th Bn.)
21 Sep 1944 22 Son of William I. and Eva Louie Rabone, of Rogate, Sussex. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
Seaman
REDDIN
Kenneth

P/X 20971A
Royal Naval Reserve
H.M. Trawler Northern Rover
5 Nov 1939 25 Son of Job and Cathline Reddin. Husband of Ethel Reddin, of Mostyn, Flintshire.
Brother of William Reddin who also fell.
Portsmouth Naval Memorial,
Hampshire
Leading Stewart
REDDIN
William

D/LX 27902
Royal Navy
H.M.S. Grecian
5 Dec 1944 33 Son of Job and Cathrine Reddin, of Connah’s Quay. Husband of Phyllis Reddin, of Connah’s Quay.
Brother of Kenneth Reddin who also fell.
Connah’s Quay Cemetery,
Flintshire
Sergeant
Air Gnr
REID
Charles Clifford

1459932
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(83 Sqdn.)
17 Dec 1943 20 Son of Clarence Reginald and Catherine May Reid, of Shotton. Hawarden Cemetery,
Flintshire
Leading Aircraftman
ROBERTS
Alfred Frank

1352467
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 3 Mar 1944 31 Son of John Joseph and Margaret Roberts. Husband of Margaret Elizabeth Roberts, of Connah’s Quay. Connah’s Quay Cemetery,
Flintshire

ROBERTS
M
1941

ROBERTS
S E

 
Able Seaman
ROGERS
Sydney T

C/JX 299186
Royal Navy
H.M.S. Boadicea
13 Jun 1944 32 Son of Sydney William and Mabel Catherine Rogers. Husband of Margaret Rogers, of Shotton, Flintshire. Chatham Naval Memorial,
Kent.
Bombardier
SHACKLETON
Arthur

1427449
Royal Artillery
(3 H.A.A. Regt.)
Between 2 March 1942 and 3 March 1942 29 Son of George and Alice Shackleton. Husband of Priscilla Annie Shackleton, of Shotton, Cheshire Singapore Memorial, Singapore
Serjeant
SHELMERDINE
Charles
1462087
Royal Horse Artillery
104 (The Essex Yeomanry) Regt.
20 Sep 1942 21 Son of George G. Shelmerdine and Annie F. Shelmerdine, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire. Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery,
Egypt
Flight Sergeant
SHEPHERD
Jack

512656
Royal Air Force 12 Mar 1946 33 Son of Harry and Elizabeth Shepherd. Husband of Elizabeth Shepherd, of Connah’s Quay. Connah’s Quay Cemetery,
Flintshire
Trooper
STENNER
Edward Joseph

7937374
Royal Armoured Corps
(23rd Hussars)
7 Sep 1944 32 Son of Edward and Elizabeth Stenner, 56 Salisbury Street, Shotton (1911 Census). Also commemorated on the Hawarden War Memorial. Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerpen,
Belgium
Fusilier
STONER
Frank Walker

4209836
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
(9th Bn.)
16 Feb 1944 22 Son of John and Vashti E. Stoner, of Shotton, Flintshire. Beach Head War Cemetery,
Anzio,
Italy
Stoker 1st Class
TURNER
William Arthur

P/KX 109310
Royal Navy
H.M.S. Tamar
2 Oct 1942 22 Son of Joseph and Clara Turner, of Shotton, Flintshire. Portsmouth Naval Memorial,
Hampshire
Bombardier
WELCH
Eric

1454194
Royal Artillery (60th Anti-Tank Regt) The Royal Welch Fusiliers (5th Bn.) 13 Sep 1944 24 Son of Edward George and Edith Welch, of Shotton, Flintshire. Also commemorated on the Hawarden War Memorial. Gradara War Cemetery, Italy.
Able Seaman
WHITEHOUSE
Clifford

D/JX 192089
Royal Navy
H.M.M.L. 129
21 Mar 1942 21 Son of Charles Henry and Martha Ann Whitehouse, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire. Bone War Cemetery, Annaba,
Algeria

WIGGLESWORTH
H

WILLIAMS
C

WILLIAMS
J H
1944
Able Seaman
WILLIAMS
Joseph

P/JX 289482
Royal Navy
H.M.S. President III
19 Jul 1944 Son of Joseph and Ellen Williams,
of Connah’s Quay,
Flintshire.
Portsmouth Naval Memorial,
Hampshire

WILLIAMS
S
Marine
WILLIAMS
William Charles

PLY/X 2359
Royal Marines
H.M.S. Gloucester
22 May 1941 20 Son of Evan Williams, and of Edith May Williams, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire. Plymouth Naval Memorial,
Devon
Telegraphist
WOOD
Harry

D/JX 159074
Royal Navy
H.M.S. Nile
20 Jun 1942 20 Son of Henry and Minnie Wood, of Shotton, Flintshire. Plymouth Naval Memorial,
Devon

Many of the names also appear on the marble memorial at St. Mark's Church, Connah's Quay

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