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War Memorials

Holt

The Holt War Memorial commemorates those men of the area who died in two world wars. The war memorial is located at the junction of Frog Lane, The Cross and Castle Street, in the centre of the town.
The memorial takes the form of stone obelisk standing on a square plinth and stepped base and is surrounded by metal railings. It was dedicated on the 1st August, 1920.

The historic town of Holt lies on the west bank of the River Dee, in the county borough of Wrexham. The town is connected by bridge to the neighbouring town of Farndon across the river in Cheshire, England. Until 1974, Holt was in the historic county of Denbighshire and, from 1974 to 1996, in the county of Clwyd.

Holt War Memorial

1914-1918 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Lance Sergeant
William
CHALONER
W/809
Cheshire Regiment (10th Bn.) 27 May 1918 Born in Holt. Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.
Private
John Benoni
CHATHAM
60999
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(Depot, formerly 9th Bn.)
1 Aug 1918 19 Son of Elizabeth & the late Charles Chatham of Bridge Street, Holt St Chad's Churchyard, Holt.
Private
Edward
DAVIES
12933
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(9th Bn.)
15 Sep 1916 24 Son of Hugh & Annie Davies. Born at Pentre Broughton, Wrexham. St Chad's Churchyard, Holt.
Private
Richard
EDGE
268102 & 69836
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1/7th Bn.)
11 Mar 1918 Son of Mrs. Mary Jane Edge, of Church Street, Holt. Born in Moss, Wrexham. Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.
Private
John
EDWARDS
Thomas
EDWARDS
M.M.
Private
James
GREEN
61100
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(3rd Bn.)
15 Feb 1917 31 Son of William Green; husband of Susan Green. St Chad's Churchyard, Holt.
Corporal
William Edward
HOLMES
200515
Cheshire Regiment
(1/4th Bn.)
28 Mar 1917 24 Son of James & Kate Holmes of 133 Craven Street, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. Native of Holt. Deir el Belah War Cemetery, Palestine.
Private
William Mason HOPLEY
31007
South Lancashire Regiment
(8th Bn.)
1 Oct 1916 20 Son of Samuel & Sarah Elizabeth Hopley of Bridge Street, Holt. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
Harry
HUGHES
Corporal
Henry
HUXLEY
19397
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(9th Bn.)
12 May 1917 Son of Frank & Elizabeth of Chapel Street, Holt Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Second Lieutenant
Joseph
HUXLEY
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn. attd. 14th Bn.)
22 Apr 1918 Son of Joseph H & Elizabeth Huxley of Lilac House, Cross Street, Holt. Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Albert, Somme, France.
Private
Ernest
JAMES
Ellis
JONES
Sergeant
William
JONES
Private
Edward
LEE
Son of William and Emily Lee of Common Wood, Holt.
Private
Walter
LEWIS
Sergeant
Alexander
PALING
(Palyn?)
12988
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(9th Bn.)
7 Feb 1916 25 Son of Alexander & Maggie Paling of 63 Greenhill Road, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, England. Merville Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.
Private
Frederick
PHILLIPS
201408
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
9 Jan 1918 26 Son of Eliza Phillips, of Church Street, Holt. Tyne Cot Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
John
PIGGOTT
204278
East Yorkshire Regiment
(1st Bn.)
30 Mar 1918 24 Son of Broster & Mary of Castle Street, Holt. Born in Farndon. Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Private
George
POVEY
307273
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
(2nd/8th Bn.)
4 Sep 1917 21 Son of George & Mary Ann Povey, of Bridge Street, Holt. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
John
PRIDDING
54643
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
6 Jun 1917 29 Son of Mr & Mrs John Pridding, of Finger Post Cottage, Holt. Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.
Driver
Edward
ROBERTS
56262
Royal Field Artillery (Guards Div., Ammunition Col.)  3 Oct 1917 22 Son of Edward Kendrick Roberts & Eliza Roberts of Chapel Street, Holt. Canada Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Thomas
WHITE
76106
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
1 Sep 1918 20 Son of Mrs Jane Rowland of The Cross, Holt. Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Boy
John
WILLIAMS
24788
Cheshire Regiment
(3rd Bn.)
22 Apr 1917 Son of John & Sarah of Wrexham Road, Holt. Brother of William Williams (below). St Chad's Churchyard, Holt.
Private
William
WILLIAMS
Son of John & Sarah of Wrexham Road, Holt. Brother of John Williams (above).
Gunner
Mark
WOODFINE
23104
Australian Field Artillery
(11th Bde.)
4 Oct 1917 Son of Samuel & Mary Woodfine of Common Wood, Holt Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

 

1939-1945 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Flying Officer
Charlie
BELLIS
39847
Royal Air Force (18th Sqdn.) 12 May 1940 Son of Charles & Elizabeth E Bellis of Holt. Cement House Cemetery, Belgium.
Fusilier
William Henry CHADWICK 4209041
Royal Fusiliers - City of London Regt.
(9th Bn.)
28 Jan 1944 23 Son of James & Lottie Chadwick of Holt. Bolsena War Cemetery, Italy.
Sergeant
George
CHALONER
Reginald
HOLLAND
Private
Leonard
LEWIS
4209127
Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 6th
(10th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers) Bn.
10 Sep 1943 22 Son of John E and Rose H Lewis of Holt. Medjez-el-Bab Memorial, Tunisia.
Private
Noah
MITCHELL
14550142
Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
(1st Bn.)
23 Oct 1944 20 Heesch Roman Catholic Cemetery, Netherlands.
John
PARRY
Sergeant Air Gunner
James Barrie PRIDDING 2218849
Royal Air Force
(640 Sqdn.)
6 Mar 1945 Son of William & Elsie May Pridding of Holt. Holt Cemetery.
George A
SKILLEN

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