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War Memorials

Gresford
Gresffordd

The Gresford War Memorial commemorates those men of the area who died during two world wars. The north porch of All Saints Parish Church was added in 1921 as a war memorial. It was designed by Sir Thomas Jackson in Portland stone.

Gresford is a village and community in the north of the county borough of Wrexham. Until 1974 the area was part of historic Denbighshire and, between 1974 and 1996, part of the county of Clwyd. In 1996 it became part of the county borough of Wrexham.

Gresford War Memorial Gresford War Memorial

1914-1918 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Quartermaster Sergeant
BARRATT
William

13079
MM & Bar; MSM
Canadian Infantry Brigade
(H.Q. 2nd Bn.)
22 Oct 1918 28 Son of John & Elizabeth J. Barratt, of 9, Lake View, Gresford. Emigrated to Canada. All Saints Churchyard, Gresford.
Rifleman
BARTON
Thomas Beech

107640
King's Liverpool Regiment
(5th Bn.)
20 Jun 1918 18 Son of Thomas Beech Barton & Kate Elizabeth Barton, of Burton Lodge, Gresford. Died of pneumonia at Park Hall Hospital, Gobowen. All Saints Churchyard, Gresford.
Stoker 1st Class
CHARLES
John

K/25113
Royal Navy
H.M.S. Partridge
12 Dec 1917 34 Born Oswestry. Guardian Mrs E Shore, High Street, Gresford. Sunk by German destroyers in the Norwegian Sea. Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, England.
Private
DAVIES
D
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Private
EDDIES
John

12319
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(8th Bn. )
11 Aug 1915 22 Born Tilstock, Whitchurch, Shropshire, England. Son of John & Elizabeth Eddies, of 8, Fenemere, Baschurch, Shropshire, England. Helles Memorial, Turkey.
EVANS
A
Singapore Volunteers
Lance Corporal
EVANS
William Lloyd

345172
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(24th Denbighshire Yeomanry Bn.)
27 Dec 1917 21 Son of Benjamin & Elizabeth Evans, of Royal Oak Inn, Gresford. Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.
Private
EVANS
R
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Private
FIELD
Walter James

8576
Lancashire Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
8 Jul 1916 34 Born Birmingham, England. Enlisted at Bury, Lancashire, England. Resident of Llay. All Saints Churchyard, Gresford.
Captain
FISHBOURNE
Charles Eustace
Royal Engineers 10 Jun 1915 30 Born Llandysul, Montgomeryshire. Son of Rev Edward Alexander & Harriet Fishbourne, of The Vicarage, Gresford. All Saints Churchyard, Gresford.
Private
FORMSTONE
Joseph

60782
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(14th Bn.)
attd.
113th Trench Mortar Bty.
9 May 1918 21 Son of Walter & Margaret Formstone, of 5, Oakfield Cottages, Gresford. Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Captain
GARDNER
Robert Oswald
Monmouthshire Regiment
("B" Coy. 3rd Bn.)
8 May 1915 31 Son of Robert & Fanny Gardner; husband of Amy Ashworth (formerly Gardner), of The Vadoc, Gresford Road, Llay. Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
GIBSON
Walter
25827
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(17th Bn.)
6 Sep 1918 29 Grandson of William & Jane Gibson, of Gresford. Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
GITTINS
H
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Ordinary Seaman
GRIFFITHS
Reginald Eyton

Mersey Z/6158
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (R.N. Depot - Crystal Palace) 5 Oct 1918 18 Born in Liverpool, England. Son of Florence Eyton Griffiths, of The Warren, Gresford, & the late Alfred John Griffiths. Died of pneumonia. All Saints Churchyard, Gresford.
Private
HULLEY
Frank

35164
Border Regiment
(7th Bn.)
16 Jun 1918 19 Son of Alfred & Isabella Hulley, of Yew Tree Villa, Gresford. Bois Guillaume Communal Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France.
Private
HULMSTON
John

24365
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
3 Sep 1916 28 Son of Charlotte Hulmston, of 4, Montrose Terrace, Gresford, & the late William Hulmston. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Captain
JAMES
Alyn Reginald
Royal Flying Corps. (62nd Sqdn.)
and
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(24th Denbighshire Yeomanry Bn.)
24 Mar 1918 23 Son of Richard Percy & Mabel James, of Kilhendre, Gresford. Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
JOHNSON
Edward

44387
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
7 May 1917 20 Son of John & Mary Johnson, of Syngret Hill, Gresford. Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Driver
JONES
Thomas Eyton

515150
Canadian Army (Service Corps)
attd.
13th Canadian Field Amb.
15 Oct 1918 34 Son of Ellis & Annie Jones, of Gatehouse Farm, Gresford. Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
JONES
John Alfred

7219
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
2 Feb 1915 18 Son of Mary Annie Jones, of 40, Newtown, Gresford, & the late Robert Jones. Le Touquet-Paris Plage Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
JONES
J H
Cheshire Regiment
Private
JONES
Meredith

20434
King's Liverpool Regiment
(13th Bn.)
18 Sep 1918 Son of John & Elizabeth Jones, of 6, Oakfield Cottages, Gresford. Hermies Hill British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
KENDRICK
William

27772
Border Regiment
(11th Bn.)
10 Feb 1917 35 Son of Thomas Kendrick, of School Terrace, Titley, Kington, Herefordshire, England. Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France.
Corporal
LITTLER
Albert

315093
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
("C" Coy. 13th Bn.)
3 Sep 1918 21 Son of Elizabeth Littler, of High Street, Gresford, & the late Edward Littler. Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Captain
LLOYD
Meyricke Entwisle
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
24 Oct 1914 34 Son of the late Mr & Mrs. Henry Lloyd, of Pitsford Hall, Northampton, England and Dolobran Isaf, Montgomeryshire; husband of Elizabeth Grace Lloyd (nee Ramsey), of Rose Hill, Erbistock. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Major
MASSIE
John Hamon

D.S.O.
Royal Garrison Artillery
(26th Heavy Bty.)
15 Nov 1914 41 Born Eauge Chandes Pyrenees, France. Son of Edward R Massie, of Coddington, Cheshire, England; husband of Maria Margaret (May) Massie, of Green Bushes, Hythe, Kent, England. Ieper Town Cemetety Extension, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Company Sergeant Major
MILES
R

T/18666
Army Service Corps. 19 Nov 1914 Fort Pitt Military Cemetery, Kent, England.
Private
MILLINGTON
John H

15626
Welsh Regiment
(1/6th Bn.)
15 Oct 1916 Bazentin-Le-Petit Military Cemetery, Somme, France.
Private
MOHRING
Henry

73458 & 49463
King's Liverpool Regiment
(18th Inf. Labour Coy.)
transf. to
Northern Command Labour Centre
5 Jul 1918 28 Native of Liverpool, England. Son of the late William J F & Elizabeth Mohring. Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, England.
Private
MULVEY
Peter

201078
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
20 Aug 1918 22 Son of James & Mary Elizabeth Mulvey, 5, Montrose Terrace, Gresford. Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-l'Abbe, Somme, France.
Corporal
NEWNS
Robert Henry

14589
East Surrey Regiment
(13th Bn.)
10 Apr 1918 32 Son of Thomas & Sarah Newns, Llys Lane, Hughes Yard, Oswestry, Shropshire, England. Brother of Samuel Newns (below). Lille Southern Cemetery, Nord, France.
Sergeant
NEWNS
Samuel

12321
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(8th Bn.)
22 Nov 1915 26 Son of Thomas & Sarah Newns, Llys Lane, Hughes Yard, Oswestry, Shropshire, England. Brother of Robert Henry Newns (above). Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta.
Private
OLLIVER
H M
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Private
PARKER
J
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Private
RIDGE
Robert

200455
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
attd.
London Regiment
(24th Bn.)
22 Mar 1918 29 Son of John & Jane Ridge, of Duke Street, Ruabon; husband of E A Bebbington (formerly Ridge), of The Royal Oak, Gresford. Hermies Hill British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
ROBERTS
Samuel

266660
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st/5th Bn.)
6 Nov 1917 32 Son of Rebecca & the late James Roberts, of Montrose Terrace, Gresford. Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel.
Private
ROBERTS
A
Denbighshire Hussars Yeomanry
Private
ROBERTS
John

19066
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(16th Bn.)
27 Aug 1918 27 Son of Rebecca Roberts, of Gresford; husband of Ellen Roberts, of 27, Wells Street, Bellvue, Western Australia, Australia. Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Captain
ROOPER
William Victor
Trevor
Royal Flying Corps and
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(24th Denbighshire Yeomanry Bn.)
9 Oct 1917 20 Born Chester, Cheshire, England. Son of Percy L & Alice Nancy Rooper, of Little Court, Speldhurst, Kent, England. Brother of Ralph Bonfoy Rooper (below).
Conductor
ROOPER
Ralph Bonfoy

Croix de Guerre with Palm (France)
French Red Cross Society
attd.
British Committee
29 May 1918 23 Born Chester, Cheshire, England. Son of Percy L & Alics Nancy Rooper, of Little Court, Speldhurst, Kent, England. Brother of William Victor Trevor Rooper (above).
Second Lieutenant
ROWATT
David
Royal Field Artillery
("A" Bty. 10th Bde.)
1 Jul 1916 26 Son of David Crawford & Eleanor Rowatt, of 23 Esplanade, Waterloo, Liverpool, England, and The Coppice, Abbey Road, Rhos on Sea, Denbighshire; husband of Sadie Williams (formerly Rowatt, nee Harvey-Gibson). Brother of Edmund Rowatt (below). Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, Somme, France.
Private
ROWATT
Edmund

15578
King's Liverpool Regiment
(17th Bn.)
30 Jul 1916 18 Son of David Crawford & Eleanor Rowatt, of 23 Esplanade, Waterloo, Liverpool, England. Brother of David Rowatt (above). Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
SHONE
Charles

632781 & 78697
London Regiment (20th County of London Battalion - Blackheath and Woolwich)
formerly
Royal Army Medical Corps
25 Apr 1917 22 Son of William & Emily Shone, Glen Cottage Gresford. Doiran Memorial, Greece.
Private
THOMAS
Charles

1547
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(5th Bn.)
17 Aug 1915 14 Son of William Thomas. Helles Memorial, Turkey.
Private
WALLACE
Edward

37910
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
15 Jul 1916 26 Son of Elizabeth Wallace, of 21, St. John Street, Rugby, Warwickshire, England & the late William Wallace. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
WESTON
Arthur Henry

23197
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(16th Bn.)
11 Jul 1916 24 Born at Llanigon, Breconshire. Son of John & Sarah Ann Weston, of The Golden, Burton. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
WHITE
William James

19294
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
25 Sep 1915   Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Company Sergeant Major
WILLIAMS
William

4584
Worcestershire Regiment
(2nd Bn.)
8 Nov 1914 37 Son of Mr & Mrs W Williams, of Bolton, Lancashire, England; husband of Annie Williams, of 3, Station Street, Saltburn by the Sea, Yorkshire, England. Railway Chateau Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Lance Corporal
WILLIAMS
Isaac

5903
Northamptonshire Regiment
(1st Bn.)
22 Dec 1914 Born in Ffynongroyw, Flintshire. Son of Thomas & the late Margaret Williams. Husband of Maggie Williams of Gresford. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

1939-1945 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Lance Bombardier
BATHER
Wilfred

1525965
Royal Artillery
(21 Anti Tank Regt.)
11 Aug 1944 27 Son of Thomas & Frances Marion Bather, of Gresford. St. Charles De Percy War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Leading Aircraftman
BEAN
Arthur Kennedy

539447
Royal Air Force 7 Nov 1944 24 Son of Mr & Mrs Arthur Bean, of Gresford; husband of Doris Abigail Bean, of Llay. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
BEBBINGTON
C
Royal Welsh Fusiliers  
BROTHERTON
G
Royal Navy
Ordinary Seaman
CARTWRIGHT
Richard

C/JX 237636
Royal Navy
HMS Registan
27 May 1941 20 Son of Harold & Bertha Mary Cartwright. Bombed by German aircraft off Cornwall. Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, England.
Gunner
DALEY
Thomas

1104014
Royal Artillery
(50 Anti-Tank Regt.)
23 Jan 1942 32 Son of John & Hannah Daley; husband of Dorothy Margaret Daley, of Gresford. Gresford Cemetery.
Fusilier
DAVIES
James Reginald

4209542
Royal Fusiliers
(City of London Regiment 9th Bn.)
22 Jan 1944 20 Son of Thomas & Ann Jane Davies, of Gresford. Minturno War Cemetery, Italy.
Driver
DAVIES
Bernard Neilso
n
T/123599
Royal Army Service Corps
attd.
Royal Artillery
29 Jun 1942 23 Son of Thomas Henry Davies, & of Marie Florence Davies, of Gresford. Tel El Kebir War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
DAVIES
L
Welsh Guards
DEWITT
Frederick
Royal Welsh Fusiliers (Warwickshire Regiment?)
Signalman
DUKE
George William

2386041
Royal Corps of Signals 6 Jun 1945 30 Son of George & Janetta Duke, of Marford Hill, Marford. Gresford Cemetery.
JONES
H I
Royal Engineers
Corporal
LARDEAU
Frank
540348
Royal Air Force 19 May 1943 24 Born Holt. Son of Miss Lardeau. Died at Bridgend, Glamorgan. Penyrheol Cemetery, Caerphilly, Glamorgan.
Private
MAYERS
George

4202776
Durham Light Infantry
(9th Bn.)
23 Mar 1943 29 Son of William & Mary Hannah Mayers; husband of Hilda Mary Mayers, of Holt. Medjez-el-Bab Memorial, Tunisia.
C.S.M. Warrant Officer Class II
PATILLA
John Lancelot

4968399
Sherwood Foresters - Notts and Derby Regiment
(1st Bn.)
13 Jun 1942 38 Son of John William & Emily Patilla; husband of Mary E Patilla, of Gresford. Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya.
Pilot Officer
PEEL
Herbert Orlando

116952
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(61 Sqdn.)
3 Sep 1942 28 Born Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire. Husband of Doris W Peel (nee Charleston), of Gresford. Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Gunner
PRIOR
Albert Reginald

1120840
Royal Artillery
(85 Anti-Tank Regt.)
13 Sep 1943 22 Son of James Arthur & Mary Ellenor Prior, of Gresford. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.
Private
PRIOR
Charles Richard

102688
Aux. Mil. Pioneer Corps 27 May 1940 23 Born Hawarden, Flintshire. West Cappel Churchyard, Nord, France.
Gunner
RATHBONE
William Arthur

4195258
Royal Artillery
(345 Bty., 36 Searchlight Regt.)
29 Aug 1942 20 Son of Mr & Mrs T S Rathbone, of Gresford. Holy Trinity Churchyard, Gwersyllt.
ROGERS
H
Royal Naval Fleet Air Arm
Petty Officer Stoker
SHONE
Cecil Hubert

P/K 64515
Royal Navy
HMS Hythe
11 Oct 1943 39 Son of Percy & Janet Shone, of Gresford. Sunk by German submarine  off Bougie, Algeria. Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, England.
Private
TILSTON
Ronald

14037090
Royal Pioneer Corps 19 May 1947 20 Son of Joseph & Annie Tilston, of Gresford. Khayat Beach War Cemetery, Israel.
Guardsman
TIPTON
Leslie William
4207862
Welsh Guards 16 Aug 1942 21 Son of Charles & Alice Tipton, of Bromfield, Ludlow, Shropshire, England. Resident of Denbighshire. St. Mary's Churchyard, Bromfield, Ludlow, Shropshire, England.
Gunner
WHEELDON
Herbert Arthur

14342816
Royal Artillery
(69 Field Regt.)
20 Jun 1944 30 Son of Cyril Arthur & Elizabeth Gertrude Wheeldon, of Burton. Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

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