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War Memorials

Hanmer

The Hanmer War Memorial commemorates those men from the area who were killed in conflict throughout the world. The war memorial, designed by Gilbert Scott, stands in the grounds of St. Chad's Parish Church. Inside the church there is a memorial to a soldier from the Boer War.

Hanmer War Memorial

Hanmer is a village in the rural Maelor in the County Borough of Wrexham, on the border with England. Until 1974 the area was part of historic Flintshire and between 1974 and 1996 part of the county of Clwyd.

Boer War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Corporal
Frank
EDWARDS

1300
Shropshire Imperial Yeomanry
(5th Bn.)
20 Oct 1900 Killed in action at Zeerust.

 

1914-1918 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Private
Henry Stanley
ADAMS

29888 & 694
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
(14th Bn.)
formerly
Welsh Horse.
13 Apr 1918 28 Son of Samuel & Mary Catherine Adams, of Halghton Mill, Hanmer. Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium.
Private
Fred
BRESLIN

W/541
Cheshire Regiment
(13th Bn.)
13 May 1916 25 Son of George & Margaret Breslin, of Hanmer. Ecoiveres Military Cemetery, Mont-St. Eloi, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Reuben
BRESLIN

41453
South Wales Borderers
(2nd Bn.)
11 Mar 1918 19 Son of George & Margaret Breslin, of Whitchurch Road, Hanmer. Tyne Cot Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Albert
CARTWRIGHT
Welsh Regiment
(2nd Bn.)
26 Sep 1915 24 Son of Elias & Martha Cartwright, of Tybroughton; husband of P Cartwright, of 189, Bridgend Road, Aberkenfig, Bridgend, Glamorgan. Lillers Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Edward John
GRIFFITHS

12802
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(9th Bn.)
23 Aug 1916 21 Son of Edwin & Harriet Griffiths, of Rhostre, Halghton, Hanmer. La Laiterie Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Rifleman
George
GROOM
King's Royal Rifle Corps
(21st Bn.)
21 Sep 1917 20 Son of Levi & Elizabeth Groom, of Horseman's Green. Native of Hanmer. Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, Nord, France.
Second Lieutenant
Philip Charles
OWEN
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(9th Bn. attd. 5th Bn.)
25 Sep 1915

Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
George Frederick
PHILLIPS

23058
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(16th Bn.)
11 Jul 1916
Born Brymbo, Wrexham. Son of George & May Phillips. Brother of William Arthur Phillips (below). Lived in Horseman's Green. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Private
William Arthur
PHILLIPS

18078
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(16th Bn.)
11 Jul 1916
Born Wigland, Malpas, Cheshire, England. Son of George & May Phillips. Brother of George Frederick Phillips (above). Lived in Horseman's Green. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
Samuel
WHITFIELD

25850 & 1575
East Surrey Regiment
(12th Bn.)
formerly Welsh Horse.
23 Mar 1918
Born Bronington. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
John
WILLIAMS
29520
Grenadier Guards (3rd Bn.) 26 May 1918 29 Son of Charles & Selina Williams, of The Fields, Bradley, Whitchurch, Shropshire, England; husband of A Williams, of Yew Tree Cottage, Halghton Lane, Hanmer. Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 2, Somme, France.

 

1939-1945 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Private
John
BENNION

4035607
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
(2nd Bn.)
20 Jul 1944 25 La Delivrande War Cemetery, Douvres, Calvados, France.
Gunner
Stanley
DAVIES
Royal Artillery
Warrant Officer
Arthur
MORRIS
Royal Air Force
Private
Albert
PIERCE

4192269
Parachute Regiment, A.A.C.
(1st Bn.)
1 Dec 1942 27 Medjez-el-Bab Memorial, Tunisia.
Corporal
John
STEVENSON
Royal Army Service Corps

 

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