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War Memorials

Johnstown

The village of Johnstown, in the community of Rhosllannerchrugog, lies in a former heavily industrialised area in the County Borough of Wrexham. Until 1974 Johnstown was in the historic county of Denbighshire and, from 1974 to 1996, in the county of Clwyd.

The marble memorial, of a soldier on a triangular plinth, stands on the High Street at its junction with Maelor Road. Some of those named on the memorial also appear on the Rhosllannerchrugog War Memorial.

Johnstown War Memorial

1914-1918 War

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

BALLARD
M.M.
15175
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
16 Aug 1916 Born Liverpool, England. Of Belgrave Terrace, Johnstown. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Lance Corporal
Andrew

BELLIS
36371
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
("B" Coy. 17th Bn.)
31 Jul 1917 20 Son of Mr & Mrs Charles Bellis, of 10, Merlin Street, Johnstown. Bedford House Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Lance Corporal
Edwin/Edmund Victor
BOWKER
8482
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
4 May 1917 Born in Bangor is y Coed. Lodged with Mrs. Lloyd, of Victoria Avenue, Johnstown. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Robert T
DAVIES
Possibly Robert E Davies of Hafod who emigrated to Australia?
Private
David

DYAS
11508
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Garr. Bn.)
6 Aug 1917 Born Meifod, Montgomeryshire. Son of  John & Jane Dyas, of Yale Street,  Johnstown. Husband of Hannah Dyas, of Yale Street,  Johnstown. Killed in accident. Kantara War Cemetery,  Egypt.
John
EVANS
Telegraphist
Richard William

EVANS
Mersey Z/4039
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve   (HMT Heugh) 17 Nov 1918 19 Born in Bala, Merionethshire. Son of Mr & Mrs R D Evans, of Bangor Road, Johnstown. Died of influenza and pneumonia in hospital at Harwich, Essex, England. St. John's Cemetery,
Rhosllannerchrugog.
Lieutenant
Harold

FISHER
Royal Engineers
(184th Tunnelling Coy.)
14 Apr 1918 28 Son of Seth & Mary Fisher, of The Laurels, Johnstown. Ebblinghem Military Cemetery, Nord, France.
Enoch
GRIFFITHS
Allen
HANNABY
7713
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
19 Jul 1915 28 Son of John Hannaby; husband of Violet Hannaby, of 32, Nelson Street, Crispin Lane, Rhosddu, Wrexham. Cambrin Churchyard Extension, Pas de Calais, France.
Harry
HUGHES
William
HUGHES
Arthur
JONES
David
JONES
     
Private
David

JONES
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 19 Apr 1918 23 Son of Mr & Mrs J Jones, of Bangor Road, Johnstown. (Later of Queensferry, Flintshire???) St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.
James
JONES
Private
John Milton

JONES
7329
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
("G" Coy. 4th Bn.)
10 Mar 1915 19 Son of William & Elizabeth Jones, of 29, Parkfield Drive, Wallasey, Cheshire, England. Brown's Road Military Cemetry, Festurbert, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
John William

JONES
15465
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(9th Bn.)
30 Sep 1918 23 Son of David Simon & Elizabeth Jones of 8, Afon Terrace, Afongoch. Vielle-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, Lacouture, Pas de Calais, France.
Joseph
JONES

Private
Joseph

MATTHEWS
28669
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
22 Apr 1918 Son of Hugh & Ellen Matthews, of 4, Oxton Grove, Ruabon Road, Johnstown, and later Brynydd, Ponciau. Poziers Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
Stephen Henry
JONES
285009
South Wales Borderers
(2nd Entrenching Bn., late 11th Bn.) posted from
Monmouthshire Regiment
(2nd Bn.  )
11 Apr 1918 20 Son of the late Henry Stephen & Elizabeth Jones, of Bryn Maelor, 43, Chapel Street, Ponciau. Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium.
Private
Robert John

PARRY
7615
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
6 Sep 1915 Born Brymbo. Son of Samuel & Sarah Jane Parry, of Eccleston Terrace, Johnstown. Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Ernest

POWELL
345599
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(24th Bn.)
7 Oct 1918 35 Son of the late George & Ann Powell; husband of Sarah Powell, of 18, Gutter Hill, Johnstown. Rhosllannerchrugog Cemetery.
Drummer
Albert

PRESCOTT
6448
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
25 Jan 1915 Son of Mrs Prescott. of Australia Street, Rhosllannerchrugog. Brother of William Prescott (below). Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
William

PRESCOTT
15926
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
25 Jan 1916 Husband of Mrs W Prescott, of Cynlas Street, Rhosllannerchrugog. Brother of Albert Prescott (above). Le Touret Memorial, Richebourg-l'Avoue, Pas de Calais, France.
Shoeing Smith
Edward

PRINCE
TS/3654
Army Service Corps
(6th Reserve Park Horse Transport)
17 May 1918 48 Son of John & Ann Prince, of Johnstown; husband of Hannah E Prince, of Ruabon Road, Johnstown. Aire Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Joseph
PRODGER
10063
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
21 Oct 1914 24 Born Bangor is y Coed. Son of William & Kate Prodger, of 5 Belgrave Terrace, Johnstown. Harlebeke New British Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Joseph
PUGH
Gunner
Horace
ROBERTS

124050
Royal Garrison Artillery
(41st Siege Bty.)
13 Jul 1918 21 Son of Thomas H & Esther Elizabeth Roberts, of 4, Bangor Road, Johnstown. Vignacourt British Cemetery, Somme, France.
Richard
ROBERTS
Robert
ROBERTS
Bombadier
William Thomas
ROGERS
Royal Field Artillery
("B" Bty. 109th Bde.)
26 Aug 1916 Son of Mr & Mrs Rogers, of Yale View, Station Road, Johnstown. Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-l'Abbe, Somme, France.
Alfred
SAMUELS
Private
Thomas
VAUGHAN
10864
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
6 Jul 1915 26 Son of Ann Vaughan, of 25, Russell Street, Cefn Mawr and the late Edward Vaughan. Born in Rhosllannerchrugog. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Albert
WILLIAMS
Allen
WILLIAMS
Royal Welsh Fusiliers (9th Bn.) 23 Mar 1918 20 Son of Thomas Robert & Jane Williams, of Pear Tree Cottage, Rhostyllen. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
George
WILLIAMS
Second Lieutenant
William Lawton
WOOLLEY
South Wales Borderers
(3rd Bn. attd. 7th Bn.)
18 Sep 1918 Son of Mr & Mrs E T Woolley, of Hafod House, Ruabon. Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece.

• A detailed account of the men of Rhosllannerchrugog area who fought in the First World War can be found in Grevin Jones' book "Heroes and Gentlemen All" (ISBN 978-0-9575875-0-2)

1939-1945 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Gunner
Alfred Edward
DOBBINS
1817065
Royal Artillery 13/15 Feb 1942 Son of Alfred Edward and Elizabeth Ellen Dobbins, of Johnstown. Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.
Sergeant
Frank
DOBBINS
1094376
Royal Artillery
(58 Anti-Tank Regt.)
2 Jun 1943 31 Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Ellen Dobbins; husband of Ida Dobbins, of Ruabon. Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery, Algeria.
Signalman
Meirion Wynn
JONES
2333667
Royal Corp of Signals 12 Sep 1944 26 Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Thomas Jones; husband of Edith Jones, of Johnstown. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
Private
Jackie
PRODGER
4195426
Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) 14 Nov 1945 Husband of Dorothy Kathleen Prodger. Hamburg Cemetery, Germany.
Gunner
Frank Frederick
THOMAS
1763228
Royal Artillery
(336 Bty., 104 H.A.A. Regt.)
1 Dec 1942 Son of Joe and Elizabeth Thomas; husband of Eveline Thomas, of Johnstown. Ruabon Cemetery.

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