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War Memorials

Gwersyllt

The Gwersyllt War Memorial commemorates those local people who died in World War I and World War II. The memorial stands at the junction of Wheatsheaf Lane and Old Mold Road in Gwersyllt. The design of the memorial was decided by competition in 1922, and was won by the English sculptor Joseph Hermon Cawthra.

Gwersyllt War Memorial

Gwersyllt is a village and community in the County Borough of Wrexham. Until 1974 the area was part of the historic county of Denbighshire and, between 1974 and 1996, part of the county of Clwyd. The community also includes the villages of Summerhill, Bradley, Rhosrobin, Pandy, Sydallt and Highfield.

1914-1918 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
 Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Private
George Henry
BARRATT

202525
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(15th Bn.)
4 Aug 1917 40 Son of William Henry & Margaret Barratt, of Westminster Villas, Gwersyllt; husband of Margaret Barratt, of Ivy Cottage, Mold Road, Wrexham. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Richard
BELL

15539 & 8094
Welsh Regiment
(1st/6th Bn.)
formerly
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
21 Sep 1916 Born Warrington, Cheshire, England. Son of James & Amelia Bell, Stansty View, Rhosrobin. Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France.
A
BOWER
H
BRAY
Herbert Bray, Cefn y Bedd???
Able Seaman
Edgar Stanley
CHALONER
Mercantile Marine   S.S. Mesaba (Liverpool) 1 Sep 1918 19 Son of David & Maud Mary Chaloner (nee Roberts), of Greenfield Terrace, Park Wall, Gwersyllt. Torpedoed and sunk by German submarine off Wexford, Ireland. Tower Hill Memorial, London, England.
Company Sergeant Major
George
COSGROVE

8544
Cheshire Regiment
(1st/4th Bn.)
4 Sep 1918 27 Born Bloomsbury, London, England. Husband of Sadie Cosgrove, of Ivy Cottage, Mold Road, Gwersyllt. Wytschaete Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Amy
CURTIS
Private
Frank
DAVIES

12156
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(8th Bn.)
14 Mar 1917 36 Born Hawarden, Flintshire. Son of John & Mary Davies; husband of Edith Davies (nee Hughes), of 18, Railway Terrace, Gwersyllt. Discharged from army in 1914.
Brother of Hedley Davies (below)
Holy Trinity Churchyard, Gwersyllt.
F
DAVIES
G
DAVIES
Private
Hedley
DAVIES

6601
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
19 Aug 1916 28 Born Hawarden, Flintshire.  Son of John & Mary Davies; husband of May Davies (nee Hughes) of 26, Wheatsheaf Ave.,Gwersyllt.
Brother of Frank Davies (above)
Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Lieutenant
John Wesley
DAVIES
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(16th Bn.)
26 Mar 1916 31 Born Leeswood, Flintshire. Son of John & the late Margaret A Davies, of Rhosddu; husband of Kate Emily Davies, of Stansfield, Mold Road, Gwersyllt.
R J
DAVIES
W
DAVIES
Private
William Kendrick
DAVIES

200385
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
27 May 1917 Son of John & Sarah J Davies of Cerney, Moss. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Lance Corporal
Arthur
DOOLEY

3976
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
21 Aug 1916 Born Cerney, Moss. Son of Robert & Jane Williams, 28, Railway Terrace, Gwersyllt. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
William
DOOLEY

12155
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(8th Bn.)
21 Nov 1914 Born Moss. Son of Robert & Jane Williams, 28, Railway Terrace, Gwersyllt. Holy Trinity Churchyard, Gwersyllt.
G W
EDWARDS
E
EDWARDS
Private
James
EDWARDS

200664
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(24th Bn.)
formerly
(4th Bn.)
31 Oct 1918 31 Son of the late Mr & Mrs J Edwards, of Bradley. Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
John Samuel
EDWARDS

6798
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
21 Aug 1915 21 Born Mold, Flintshire. Son of Evan & Mary E. Edwards, of Lakefield House, Mold Road, Gwersyllt. Cambrin Churchyard Extension, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Peter
EDWARDS

87158
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(16th Bn.)
18 Sep 1918 24 Son of John and Mary Edwards, of The Homestead, Gwersyllt. Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais.
W
ELLISON
Edw.
EVANS
Lance Corporal
Emmanuel
EVANS

16807
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
22 Apr 1918 Son if Benjamin & Sarah J Evans, 4, Railway View, Rhosrobin. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
John Samuel
EVANS

4118
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
1 Jun 1915 26 Son of Mr & Mrs David Evans, of Lower Farm, Gwersyllt. Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
James
GARBETT

18361
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
(11th Bn.)
10 Mar 1916 37 Born Dukinfield, Lancashire, England. Lodged at Brighton Place, Wheatsheaf, Gwersyllt. Husband of Miriam Garbett (nee Daley), of 12, Chestnut Grove, Bolton Woods, Bradford, England. Hamel Military Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France.
Private
Jonathan George
GRIFFITHS

53674
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
12 Jan 1917 21 Born at Caergwrle, Flintshire. Son of Philip Henry & Rosa Hannah Griffiths, of Railway Cottage, Park Wall, Gwersyllt. Brother of Philip Henry Griffiths (below). Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France.
Private
Philip Henry
GRIFFITHS

238052
Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
(5th Bn.)
25 Aug 1918 22 Born at Caergwrle, Flintshire. Son of Philip Henry & Rosa Hannah Griffiths, of Railway Cottage, Park Wall, Gwersyllt. Brother of Jonathan George Griffiths (above) Gomiecourt South Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Albert
GREGORY

10598
Cheshire Regiment   (1st/4th Bn.) 30 Dec 1917 Born Wrexham. Son of William & Prudence Gregory of Williams Terrace, Gwersyllt. Hadra War Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt.
William
GUEST
 
Lance Corporal
Edward
HAMBLY

226503 & 3718
Monmouthshire Regiment - Territorial Force (1st Bn.) 7 Feb 1917 32 Born Winchester, Hampshire, England. Son of Thomas & Martha Thomas Hambly; husband of Beatrice Parry of Cerney, Moss. Resident of 2, Holly Bank Terrace, Glan Llyn, Gwersyllt. Berles-au-Bois Churchyard Extension, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
John Alfred
HARRISON

24760
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
27 Aug 1916 Son of Thomas Frederick & Eliza Harrison, 3, Sunnyside, Little Mountain, Summerhill. Essex Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Willoughby Henry
HIGGINS
7441
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
25 Jan 1915 18 Son of William Henry & Mary Elizabeth Higgins, of 1, Railway Terrace, Gwersyllt. Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, France.
Corporal
Edwin Percy
HOWELL

42359
East Yorkshire Regiment
(1st Bn.)
21 Nov 1918 23 Son of Edwin & Mary Howell, of Tan Rhiw, Rhosrobin. Niederzwehren Cemetery, Hessen, Germany.
C
HUGHES
H
HUGHES
J R
HUGHES
W H
HUGHES
A
JONES
C
JONES
E
JONES
E
JONES
G
JONES
H
JONES
J T
JONES
Ll
JONES
O
JONES
R
JONES
Lance Corporal
Robert George
JONES

13440
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(9th Bn.)
25 Sep 1915 22 Son of Noah & Margaret Jones, of Greenfield View, Gwersyllt. Loos Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
T C
JONES
W
JONES
J H
KENDRICK
Private
Ernest
LEWIS

78393
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
24 Sep 1918 23 Son of the late Charles & Ann Ellen Lewis, of 9, Railway Terrace, Cefn y Bedd, Flintshire. Holy Trinity Churchyard, Gwersyllt.
E C
LEWIS
Private
John William
LOUNDES

8138
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
1916 Son of Margaret Loundes & the late William Loundes; stepson of George Davies, 4, Hill Street, Summerhill. Discharged from army 1915 on medical grounds. Died in Wrexham.
W A
MATTHIAS
William Alfred Mathias of Brymbo???
Private
William Herbert
MERCER

37155
Welsh Regiment
(2nd Bn.)
8 Sep 1916 31 Son of Elizabeth Mercer, Chelsea House, New Rhosrobin; husband of Minnie Mercer, of 8, Chapel Street, Droylsden, Manchester, England. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
W J
MEREDITH
Private
William
MILLINGTON

16291
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
17 Feb 1916 39 Son of William & Martha Millington, of 1, Kenrick Terrace, Old Rhosrobin. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
G
OLIVER
A
PARRY
  William Alfred???
Private
Watkin
PARRY

238016
Sherwood Foresters - Notts and Derby Regiment
(10th Bn.)
21 Apr 1918 27 Son of Edward George Parry; husband of Sarah Ann Wood (form. Parry), of Church View, Gwersyllt. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
William Henrique
PERCIVAL

55687
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(15th Bn.)
4 Aug 1917 29 Of 1, Garden Terrace, Summerhill. Son of George & Bertha Percival, of 15, Poyser Street, Wrexham; husband of Dorothy Williams (formerly Percival), of 20, Cormiston Avenue, Concord, New South Wales, Australia. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Sapper
Samuel
PHOENIX

154124
9th Canadian Railway Troops 26 Sep 1917 30 Son of Hannah Phoenix, of Park View, Bradley, and the late Samuel Phoenix. Perth Cemetery (China Wall), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
S
PHOENIX
Roger Phoenix of Summerhill ???
Private
Frank
PICKERING

52090 & 8469
Cheshire Regiment
(13th Bn.)
foremerly
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
21 Oct 1916 Son of Mary Pickering of New Rhosrobin. Husband of Mrs Catherine Pickering (nee Ledsham) of 14, Eagle Street, Wrexham. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Lance Corporal
William Arthur
RATHBONE

6084
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
19 Jul 1915 27 Son of David & Mary Rathbone, of Brighton Place, Mold Road, Gwersyllt. Cambrin Churchyard Extension, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Harold William
READ

241197
Worcestershire Regiment
(1st Bn.)
23 Apr 1918 20 Born at Alton Pancras, Dorset, England. Son of Henry Christopher & Jane Read, of Bryn Meryn, Park Wall, Gwersyllt. Bouchoir New British Cemetery, Somme, France.
Corporal
George
ROBERTS

362054
Royal Army Medical Corps
(1st Welsh Border Mounted Bde. Field Amb.)
14 Feb 1918 25 Son of Richard & Charlotte Roberts, of Bryn Coed, Summerhill. Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel.
H
ROGERS
P
ROGERS
Private
Charles
THOMAS

23114
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
16 Aug 1916 Of Gwersyllt. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
J
THOMAS
H
TURNER
Private
John Thomas
TYDD

8629
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
3 Nov 1914 Born Tattenhall, Cheshire, England. Son of Mrs Tydd, High Street, Caergwrle, Flintshire. Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, Nord, France.
A
WILLIAMS
D W
WILLIAMS
G
WILLIAMS
Private
Iorwerth
WILLIAMS

43730
South Lancashire Regiment
(9th Bn.)
18 Sep 1918 Of Gwersyllt. Doiran Military Cemetery, Freece.
J H
WILLIAMS
Thomas
WILLIAMS
Private
Thomas Samuel
WILLIAMS

36812
Machine Gun Corps Infantry
(9th Bn.)
26 May 1918 20 Son of Griffith & Elizabeth Williams, of Summerhill. Kortrijk (St. Jan) Communal Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Balgium.
Private
Turner
WILLIAMS

54260
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
13 Nov 1916 Born Gwersyllt. Railway Hollwo Cemetery, Hebuterne, Pas de Calais, France.
Able Seaman
Robert Albert
WYNNE

R/6832
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve   (Hawke Bn.) 8 Oct 1918 20 Son of Robert & Emma Wynne, of 3, Glanaber Terrace, New Rhosrobin. Proville British Cemetery, Cambrai, Nord, France.
Lance Corporal
Robert Thomas
WYNNE

24807
Grenadier Guards
(3rd Bn.)
7 Sep 1917 Born Gwersyllt. Enlisted at Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. Bleuet Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

 

1939-1945 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
 Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
J S
BARKER
Gunner
William Frank
BEARD

953529
Royal Artillery
(102 Pembroke Yeomanry, Field Regt.)
22 Dec 1944 25 Son of Frederick Arthur and Elizabeth Ann Beard, of Rhosrobin. Forli War Cemetery, Italy.
Flight Sergeant
Reginald J
BAZLEY

363541
Royal Air Force 1 Jan 1945 37 Son of Frederick Charles & Adaline Mary Bazley; husband of Lena Muriel Bazley, of Gwersyllt. Woensel General Cemetery, Eindhoven, Nord-Brabant, Netherlands.
Private
Leonard
BRENNAN

13045596
Pioneer Corps 1 Aug 1942 30 Son of William & Margaret Brennan; husband of Hannah Elizabeth Brennan, of Rhosnesni. Wrexham Cemetery
E
CHALLONER
Private
William Joseph
CHALLONER

4193516
Devonshire Regiment
(12th Airborne Bn.)
24 Mar 1945 22 Son of William Henry & Emily Challoner, of Gwersyllt. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
Sergeant Air Gunner
Stanley
CLUBB

2204240
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(40 Sqdn.)
7 Jul 1944 19 Son of George & Edith Clubb, of Wrexham. Klagenfurt War Cemetery, Austria.
Private
Eric
CROSS

4209852
Leicestershire Regiment
(2/5th Bn.)
14 Sep 1943 20 Son of Percy & Cathrine Cross, of Rhosrobin. Cassino Memorial, Italy.
Lance Bombardier
Philip
CLUTTON

922565
Royal Artillery
(70 Field Regt.)
29 Apr 1943 23 Son of Jesse & Edith Clutton, of Summerhill. Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia.
E
DAVIES
R
DAVIES
Fusilier
Trevor
DAVIES

4209767
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(6th Bn.)
7 Jan 1945 30 Son of Fredrick & Sarah Davies, of Bradley. Hotton War Cemetery, Belgium.
Ordinary Seaman
Henry Winstone
EVANS

P/JX 178163
Royal Navy
H.M.S. Esk
1 Sep 1940 22 Son of William & Florence Evans, of Summerhill. Sunk by mine, north of the isle of Texel, Netherlands. Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, England.
G
GITTINS
Guardsman
Arthur
GOODWIN

2735941
Welsh Guards
(1st Bn.)
8 Sep 1944 28 Son of John & Mary Jane Goodwin, of Gwersyllt. Geel War Cemetery, Antwerpen, Belgium.
F
GOODWIN
Private
Llewelyn
GRADY

4199356
Highland Light Infantry
(2nd Bn. - City of Glasgow Regiment)
30 Jul 1944 27 Son of Thomas & Sarah Jane Grady, of Wrexham; husband of Hilda Grady, of Bradley. Tilly-sur-Seulles War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Corporal
Idris
GRIFFITHS

4202714
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
3 Sep 1944 30 Son of Evan Thomas Griffiths & Ellen Griffiths; husband of Olive Irene Griffiths, of Highfield. London Cemetery & Extension, Longueval, Somme, France.
Fusilier
Robert Edward
HARDING

4197474
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
18 Mar 1943 23 Son of Robert John & Kate Harding, of Bradley. Rangoon Memorial, Burma.
Guardsman
John Arthur
HAMLINGTON

2736866
Welsh Guards
(3rd Bn.)
11 May 1943 23 Son of John Edward & Mary Elizabeth Hamlington, of Gwersyllt. Massicault War Cemetery, Tunisia.
Able Seaman
John Irving
HIGGINS

P/SSX 19372
Royal Navy
H.M.S. Royal Oak
14 Oct 1939 22 Son of J W & Gertrude Higgins, of Summerhill. Sunk by German submarine while anchored at Scapa Flow in Orkney, Scotland. Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, England.
Private
George Alan
HUGHES

4291114
Somerset Light Infantry
(2nd Bn.)
19 Dec 1944 23 Son of William & Margaret Hughes, of New Rhosrobin. Phaleron War Memorial, Greece.
H
HUGHES
Stoker
Robert
HUGHES

LT/288W
Royal Naval Reserve (Patrol Service)   H.M. Trawler Waveflower 22 Oct 1940 47 Husband of Alice Hughes, of Bradley. Sunk by a min sunk off Alderburgh, Suffolk, England. Lowestoft Naval Memorial, Suffolk, England.
Sergeant
Thomas
HUGHES

2735991
Welsh Guards
(2nd Bn.)
3 Aug 1944 30 Son of Herbert & Sarah Hughes; husband of A Hughes, of Gwersyllt. Bayeux Memorial, Calvados, France.
Lance Corporal
David
JENKINS

4198177
The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C.   (6th Bn. - 10th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers) 9 Dec 1944 25 Son of John William & Ethel Jenkins, of Gwersyllt. Phaleron War Cemetery, Greece.
G
JONES
Aircraftman 2nd Class
Stephen W
JOYCE

1302852
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 2 Feb 1942 21 Son of Joseph William & Jane Joyce, of Summerhill. Holy Trinity Churchyard, Gwersyllt.
Warrant Officer Class I
Frederick Thomas
LANGFORD

4180480
Parachute Regiment, A.A.C.
(6th Bn. - 10th Royal Welsh Fusiliers)
9 Nov 1943 41 Son of Richard & Edith Langford; husband of Cissie Langford, of Bradley. Bari War Memorial, Italy.
W
LEWIS
Private
Oswald
MATTHIAS

4915943
South Staffordshire Regiment 9 Jun 1940 21 Son of Edward George & Millie Matthias, of Summerhill. Holy Trinity Churchyard, Gwersyllt.
Stoker 1st Class
Albert James
QUIGLEY

D/KX 91725
Royal Navy
H.M.S. Glorious
8 Jun 1940 25 Son of William James Quigley, & of Catherine Quigley, of Bradley. Sunk by the German battleships Sunk by Scharnhorst and Gneisenau in the North Sea. Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.
Private
Walter Geoffrey
RICHARDS

4198206
Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. (6th Bn. - 10th Royal Welsh Fusiliers) 17 Dec 1943 24 Son of Griffith Evan Richards & Annie Richards, of Gwersyllt. Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy.
Sergeant
Edward Elvin
ROBERTS

573897
Royal Air Force   (119 Sqdn) 25 Sep 1942 19 Son of Daniel & Agnes Ann Roberts, of Summerhill. North Front Cemetery, Gibraltar.
Fusilier
Glyn
SAUNDERS

4196974
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
17 May 1940 21 Son of Buddug Saunders, of Gwersyllt. Heverlee War Cemetery, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.
Aircraftman 1st Class
Dennis
TUDOR

1382554
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 3 Nov 1941 19 Son of Harry & Ellen May Tudor, of Moss. Holy Trinity Churchyard, Gwersyllt.
E
WILLIAMS
E A
WILLIAMS
Gunner
Kenneth
WILLIAMS

1461141
Royal Artillery
(80 Anti-Tank Regt.)
21 Jun 1945 26 Son of John William & Harriet Alice Williams, of Gwersyllt. Sai Wan War Cemetery, Hong Kong, China.
R H
WILLIAMS

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