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War Memorials

Crosville Motors

The memorial commemorates those employees of Crosville Motor Services Limited who died during the Second World War. It is today located at the Grosvenor Museum, Chester.

The company was formed as Crosville Motor Company Limited in 1906 in Chester, by George Crosland Taylor and his French business associate Georges de Ville, with the intention of building motor cars. The company name was an amalgam of 'Crosland' and 'de Ville'.
By 1909 Crosville had commenced its first bus service, between Chester and Ellesmere Port, and went on to become the largest bus operator in north and mid Wales, as well as parts of Cheshire and Shropshire, in England.
In 1968 Crosville, along with most other large bus operators, became part of the state-owned National Bus Company.
Following the "deregulation" of bus services in the 1980s, the Crosville brand was gradually phased out and today most of the former Crosville services are operated by Arriva.

CROSVILLE MOTOR SERVICES LTD
IN HONOURED MEMORY OF EMPLOYEES
OF THIS COMPANY WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES IN THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945

1939-1945 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Lieutenant Colonel
William Lewis
BAYNHAM

157300
Royal Engineers
attd.
Workshop Coy., Indian Engineers
8 Jun 1943 44 Chester Headquarters. Son of Capt H Baynham, OBE, RN, and of Mary Baynham (nee Janisch); husband of Mignon V R D Baynham (nee Forster), of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. Rangoon Memorial, Burma.
Marine
Ernest Gibson
BOWLES

PLY/X101136
Royal Marines
(11th Bn.)
14 Sep 1942 Flint Depot. Son of Ernest Charles & Lily Bowles; husband of Edith Bowles, of Shotton. Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.
Fusilier
Edward
BREWER

4204990
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(12th Bn.)
12 Apr 1941 27 Llandudno Town Depot. Son of Sylvanus & Margaret Brewer; husband of Winifred Brewer, of Llandudno. Great Orme's Head Cemetery, Llandudno.
Warrant Officer
Robert
CHRISTY
143398
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(49 Sqdn.)
24 May 1943 Heswall Depot. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
A
COURTNEY
Civilian Conductress at Birkenhead Depot.
Guardsman
Arthur Gwynne
DAVIES

2737191
Welsh Guards 11 Aug 1944 22 Llandudno Junction Depot. Son of Robert & Catherine Davies, of Llandudno Junction. Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Steward
William Clifford Parsonage
DAVIES

D/LX 29186
Royal Navy
(HMS Kite)
21 Aug 1944 29 Wrexham Depot. Son of Thomas and Beatrice Davies, of Llay, Wrexham. Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.
Charles George
EGGS
Civilian 17 Sep 1940 29 Driver at Liverpool Depot. Husband of Eileen Clara Eggs, of 12 Rathbone Road, Wavertree, Liverpool, England. Died at Stevenson Street Shelter.
Lance Corporal
C
ELLIS
Royal Welsh Fusiliers Wrexham Depot.
Private
Edward
ELLIS

7629220
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
attd.
Royal Artillery
(48 Field Regt.)
12 Sep 1944 30 Wrexham Depot. Son of Thomas Ellis, & of Elizabeth Ellis, of Rhosllannerchrugog. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
Engineer Officer
Harold David
EVANS
Merchant Navy
(SS Justitia)
22 Nov 1940 Aberystwyth Depot. Son of Dudley & Mary Evans, of Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire. Sunk in the Atlantic by U-100. Tower Hill Memorial, London, England.
Private
Ronald Arthur
GALLIARD

7359944
Royal Army Medical Corps 22 Jan 1944 25 Crewe Depot. Son of Arthur & Maude Galliard, of Leeds, Yorkshire, England. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Burma.
Lance Sergeant
Frank
GOODWIN

2737556
Welsh Guards
(3rd Bn.)
28 May 1944 35 Wrexham Depot. Son of John & Mary Goodwin; husband of Marie Elizabeth Goodwin, of Cefn Mawr. Cassino War Cemetery, Italy.
Able Seaman
Gwilym
HUGHES

C/JX 208360
Royal Navy
(HM Sub Upholder
)
19 Apr 1942 26 Johnstown Depot. Son of Samuel & Sarah Ann Hughes, of Wrexham. Sunk off Italy. Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, England.
Sergeant
T
HUGHES
Welsh Guards Wrexham Depot.
Marine
James
HUMPHREYS

PLY/X 100359
Royal Marines
(HMS Exeter)
28 Apr 1945 Wrexham Depot. Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia.
Flight Sergeant
R
JOHNSON
Royal Air Force Chester Headquarters.
Able Seaman
A W
JONES
Royal Navy Caernarfon Depot.
Sergeant
E F
JONES
Royal Air Force Chester Headquarters
Trooper
R
JONES
Derbyshire Yeomanry Birkenhead Depot
Staff Sergeant
Robert Humphrey
JONES

S/103299
Royal Army Service Corps 11 Jul 1943 29 Criccieth Depot. Son of Owen & Martha Jones; husband of Margaret Ruby Jones, of Porthmadog, Caernarfonshire. Brookwood Memorial, Surrey, England.
Sergeant
D W
LLOYD
Royal Air Force Wrexham Depot.
Trooper
T W
LLOYD

14497632
Royal Armoured Corps 25 Jan 1944 18 Aberaeron Depot. Son of John & Ann Lloyd, of Aberaeron, Cardiganshire. St. David's Churchyard, Henfynyw, Cardiganshire.
Sergeant
Harry Briggs
MELLOR

658718
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(10 Sqdn.)
16 Jul 1943 21 Chester Headquarters. Son of Harry Briggs & Mary Mellor. Recey-sur-Ource Communal Cemetery, Cote-d'Or, France.
Private
Arthur
MOORE
Royal Army Service Corps 1 May 1943 41 Crewe Depot. Son of Charles & Rebecca Moore; husband of Doris Moore, of Crewe, Cheshire, England. Stellawood Cemetery, Durban, Kwazuku Natal, South Africa.
Private
E P
MORRIS
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
(51st Div. Ordnance Field Park)
16 Dec 1944 22 Blaenau Ffestiniog Depot. Son of Ellis Price & Kate Morris, of Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire. Scoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerp, Belgium
Gunner
Gwilym Jones
PARRY

1722141
Royal Artillery
(199 Bty. 81 L.A.A. Regt.)
2 Mar 1944 Criccieth Depot. Son of Mr & Mrs James Parry, of Criccieth, Caernarfonshire. Criccieth Burial Ground, Criccieth, Caernarfonshire.
Trooper
Cecil
PODMORE

3391095
Reconnaissance Corps
(56th Regt.)
14 Jan 1943 28 Crewe Depot. Son of George & Harriet Ann Podmore, of Crewe, Cheshire, England; husband of Hilda May Podmore, of Crewe, Cheshire, England. Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia.
Sapper
Frederick Charles
RASTALL
1913102
Royal Engineers 17 Jun 1940 20 Chester Depot. Son of Walter John & Violet Hutchinson Rastall, of Great Saughall. Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France.
Private
A J
RICHARDSON
Royal Artillery Runcorn Depot.
Able Seaman
G C
ROBERTS
Merchant Navy Pwllheli Depot.
Driver
John Ernest
ROBERTS

T/237264
Royal Army Service Corps
(550 Gen. Transport Coy.)
8 Apr 1942 36 Denbigh Depot. Son of Robert John & Ellen Roberts, of Denbigh; husband of Ethel Roberts, of Denbigh. Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt.
Trooper
J
WALKER
Royal Tank Corps Warrington Depot.
Lance Corporal
T A
WILLIAMS
Lancashire Fusiliers Heswall Depot.

"THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE"

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