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War Memorials

Malpas

The Malpas War Memorial commemorates those local people who died in World War I and World War II
The memorial stands in the grounds of St Oswald's Church in the village and features a red stone column surmounted by four sculptured panels showing Victory, St. George, a sailor and a soldier topped by a cross. The the names of the dead are engraved on bronze plaques around the base. The memorial was originally unveiled on 29th February 1920 and the names of those who died in World War II were added later.

Malpas War Memorial

Malpas is a village and ecclesiastical parish in Cheshire, England and sits on the border with Wales.

1914-1918 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Private
Sidney
ALLEN

15011
Cheshire Regiment
(9th Bn.)
19 Feb 1916 Son of Joseph Allen, of Cross Hill, Malpas. Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, Nord, France.
Private
George
ALLMAN
7461
Cheshire Regiment
(1st Bn.)
24 Aug 1914 Born in Malpas. Audregnies Communal Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium.
Rifleman
Robert
ANKERS

372125
London Regiment - Post Office Rifles
(8th Bn.)
7 Oct 1916 Son of William & Ellen Ankers. Born in No Man's Heath. Warlencourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Alfred
ASHLEY

202832
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(Depot)
6 Mar 1919 27 Son of Mrs Sarah Ashley; husband of Alice Mullock (formerly Ashley), of Bickerton. Malpas Cemetery.
J A
BAILEY
Royal Navy
Private
Sydney
BARLOW

9453
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
30 Oct 1914 Son of Elizabeth Hewitt, Chorlton Lane, Malpas. Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, France.
Rifleman
Frederick
BATEMAN
London Regiment - Post Office Rifles
(1st/8th Bn.)
21 May 1916 Of Malpas. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France .
Private
Charles
BEBBINGTON

15034
South Wales Borderers
posted to Monmouthshire Regiment
(2nd Bn.)
16 Jan 1917 Son of Ellis, & the late Beatrice, Bebbington of Hampton. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
James Albert
BENYON

718262 & 371761
London Regiment (23rd Bn.)
formerly
8th London Regiment
9 May 1918 Born Lancaster, Lancashire. Senlis Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Private
William
BIRCHALL

34582
Gloucestershire Regiment
("C" Coy. 13th Bn.)
31 Mar 1918 32 Son of William & Jessie Birchall; husband of Alice Birchall, of Bradley Green. Namps-au-Val British Cemetery, Somme, France.
Private
George
BOYCOTT

61135
Welsh Regiment
(13th Bn.)
21 Sep 1919 20 Son of William & Elizabeth Boycott, of 180, Broomfield Road, Coventry, formerly of Old Hall Street, Malpas. Brother of Thomas Boycott (below) Pembroke Dock Military Cemetery, Wales. Drowned while bathing.
Private
Thomas
BOYCOTT

18499
Kings' Shropshire Light Infantry
("C" Coy 7th Bn.)
14 Jul 1916 22 Son of William & Elizabeth Boycott, of Old Hall Street, Malpas. Brother of George Boycott (above) Thiepval Cemetery, Somme, France.
Private
William J
BRELLISFORD

48750 & 32676
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
(6th Bn.)
formerly
Cheshire Regiment
16 Nov 1918 Born Birkenhead, Cheshire. Premont British Cemetery, Aisne, France.
Gunner
John Henry
BURNS

1917
Royal Field Artillery (4th T.M. Bty.) 1 May 1920 Whitchurch Cemetery.
Private
Ambrose
CHETWOOD

W/908
Cheshire Regiment (13th Bn.) 2 Nov 1915 22 Son of Ambrose & Margaret Chetwood, of Hanmer; husband of Ruth Chetwood, of Higher Wych. Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Edgar Henry
CLUTTON

5040 & 50297 & 241788
Cheshire Regiment (16th Bn.) 3 Mar 1917 Son of Henry Clutton of Chorlton. Fouquescourt British Cemetery, Somme, France.
Private
James
CRUMP
10464
Kings' Shropshire Light Infantry
(1st Bn.)
8 Oct 1918
Born Hampton Heath. Ramiscourt British Cemetery, Aisne, France.
Gunner
Arthur
DAVIES

69334
Royal Garrison Artillery (99th Siege Bty.) 2 Jul 1918 27 Son of John & Hannah Davies, of Edge Grange, Malpas. Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte, Pas de Calais, France.
Driver
David
DAVIES

36837
Royal Field Artillery
("B" Bty. 79th Bde.)
17 Apr 1917 29 Son of Joseph & Mary Davies, of Cuddington. Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France.
Shoeing Smith
Leonard
EDGE
L/9936
Royal Field Artillery
(149th Bde.)
6 Mar 1916
Urmston Cemetery, Manchester.
Private
John
EVANS
16514
Kings' Shropshire Light Infantry
(5th Bn.)
22 Apr 1916
33
Born Wrexham. Husband of Alice Evans, of Higher Wych. St Hilaire Cemetery, Frevent, Pas de Calais, France.
J
EVANS
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Private
Edgar
FLEET
21235
Kings' Shropshire Light Infantry
(7th Bn.)
9 Apr 1917
Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Wilfred
FLEET
251785
Royal Engineers
(1st Army Workshops Coy. No. 8)
10 May 1920
Malpas Cemetery.
Private
James
GAUGHAN
14403
Kings' Shropshire Light Infantry
(7th Bn.)
15 Jul 1916
32
Son of Patrick & Ellen Gaughan, of Whitchurch.
La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, Somme, France.
P
GAVIN
Irish Guards
Private
Stephen
GIBBONS

10976
16th The Queen's Lancers 23 Mar 1918 40 Son of the late Stephen and Catherine Gibbons of Hampton. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
Sergeant
George
GLOVER

10058
Kings' Shropshire Light Infantry
(1st Bn.)
31 May 1918 Brother of Phyllis Glover, of Cuddington Heath. Nine Elms British Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Lance Corporal
Jack
GLOVER
G/566
East Kent Regiment
(6th Bn.)
7 Oct 1916 26 Born Hereford, Herefordshire. Son of William J Glover, of Foel, Llangadfan, Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, Wales. Of Cross Hill, Malpas. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
J
GROOM
Nigerian Regiment
Private
J
HEWITT

19241
Cheshire Regiment
(15th Bn.)
14 Oct 1918 22 Son of David Hewitt, of Bradley Brook. Dadizeele New British Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Driver
John
HOPLEY

36834
Royal Field Artillery ("B" Bty. 79th Bde.) 17 Apr 1917 23 Son of James and Emily Hopley, of Cuddington, Malpas Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais,  France.
J
JOHNSON
Cheshire Regiment
J
JONES
South Lancashire Regiment
Able Seaman
Thomas I
JONES

237257
Royal Navy
H.M.T.B. No. 36
13 Apr 1919 Malpas Cemetery.
Private
Harry
LAMB
37323
Lancashire Fusiliers
(1st/7th Bn.)
22 Oct 1918
28
Son of Edwin & Ellen Lamb, of 22, Trevor Street, Wrexham. Native of Cross Lanes, Wrexham.
Belle Vue British Cemetery, Briastre, Nord, France.
Private
Frank
LEEK
291498
Cheshire Regiment
(1st/7th Bn.)
17 Dec 1917
Jerusalem War Memorial, Israel.
Private
Samuel
MARSH
M2/203330
Army Service Corp
(820th Mechanical Transport Coy.)
21 Mar 1918
42
 Lembet Road Military Cemetery, Salonika (Thessaloniki), Greece.
Private
John
MERCER
44764
South Wales Borderer
(4th Bn.)
13 Feb 1917
Basra Memorial, Iraq.
Private
Archibald Maltman
McINTYRE
7089
Australian Infantry (A.I.F.)
4 Jul 1918
31
Son of Archibald & Charlotte McIntyre, of Oat Hill, Malpas.
Crucifix Corner Cemetery, Villiers-Bretonneux, Somme, France.
Gunner
John
McMICHAEL
112440
Royal Garrison Artillery
(119th Siege Bty.)
10 May 1918
31
Son of John & Margaret McMichael, of Old Hall Street, Malpas.
Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
G
PARKER
King's Own Scottish Borderers
A
PHILLIPS
King's Liverpool Regiment
Private
John
POWELL
33502
Kings' Shropshire Light Infantry
(6th Bn.)
21 Mar 1918
27
Son of Mrs Elizabeth Powell, of Witney Lane, Malpas.
Poizers Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
John
RICHARDSON
19505
York and Lancaster Regiment
(1st Bn.)
10 Sep 1915
Captain
Hugh Handley
SANDBACH
East African Mounted Rifles
formerly
1st Royal Dragoons
3 Nov 1914
36
Of Kedowa Estate, Kenya. Son of Samuel Henry & Elizabeth Sandbach, of Cherry Hill, Malpas, and Handley. Previously served 12 years with 1st Royal Dragoons. Served in the South African Campaign.
Dar es Salaam War Cemetery, Tanzania.
Driver
Richard
SIMPSON
198270
Royal Field Artillery
(282nd Bde.)
22 Aug 1918
20
Son of Richard & Emma Simpson, of Church Street, Malpas. St Hilaire Cemetry Extension, Frevent, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Edward
STEVENSON
203653 & 4677
Wiltshire Regiment
(1/4th Bn.)
formerly
Cheshire Regiment
18 Oct 1917
35
Born Malpas. Son of William & Elizabeth Stevenson, of Threapwood. Also commemorated on the Threapwood War Memorial. Hadra War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt.
Private
Joseph
STEVENSON
16591
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(6th Bn.)
12 Oct 1915 Born Oldcastle. Son of William and Elizabeth Stevenson, of Threapwood. Also commemorated on the Threapwood War Memorial. Rue-du-Bacquerot No. 1 Military Cemetery, Laventie, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
John Richard
TAYLOR
90622
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(3rd Bn.)
20 Nov 1918
20
Son of Martha Taylor, of Rose Cottage, Higher Wych, & the late William Henry Taylor.
Malpas Cemetery.
Alfred
WHALLEY
Rifle Brigade
Sapper
Leonard
WASSE
480462
Royal Engineers
(460th Field Coy.)
19 Aug 1917
33
Born at Barton upon Irwell, Lancashire. Son of Mrs Margaret Bellis, of High Street, Malpas.
Favreuil British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Richard
WILLIAMSON
24219
Cheshire Regiment
(8th Bn.)
20 Dec 1916
Basra Memorial, Iraq.
Private
George
WILLIAMSON
24397
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(8th Bn.)
18 Sep 1918
Born Overton Common, Malpas. Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece.
Private
George Albert
WOODFIELD
230789
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(4th Reserve Bn.)
24 Nov 1918
Malpas Cemetery.
Lieutenant
Frederic Hova
WOLLEY DOD
Kings' Shropshire Light Infantry
(1st Garrison Bn.)
24 Jul 1919
47
Son of Charles & Frances Lucy Wolley Dod, of Edge. Chanak Consular Cemetery, Turkey.
Lieutenant
Douglas Kirk
WOLLEY DOD
King's (Liverpool) Regiment
(12th Bn.)
25 Sep 1915
18
Son of Francis & Annette Mary Wolley Dod, of Edge Hall, Malpas.
Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Pas de Calais, France.
Aircraftsman
Alfred
WRAGG

Royal Flying Corps
(3rd Balloon Wing)
3 Mar 1919
Son of William & Ann of Church Street, Malpas. Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

 

1939-1945 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Able Seaman
David Frederick
ALLCROFT
C/JX299044
Royal Navy
HMS Curacoa
2 Oct 1942
33
Son of William & Mary Ann Allcroft.
Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.
Second Lieutenant
William Sydney
ALMAN
277953

Black Watch???
Major
William John Lawrence
ARMITSTEAD
75313
Shropshire Yeomanry & Royal Artillery
attd.
HQ 14th Indian Army
20 Mar 1944
34
Son of Lawrence and Mary Elizabeth Armitstead, of Market Drayton, Shropshire.
Madras War Cemetery, Chennai, India.
Private
James
BICKLEY
4035613
Kings' Shropshire Light Infantry
(4th Bn.)
2 Aug 1944
25
Son of Charles & Ellen Bickley, of Malpas.
St Charles de Percy War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Sergeant
Geoffrey
BRERETON
518589
Royal Air Force 9 Mar 1942
Malpas Cemetery.
Trooper
Michael Percy
DONE
794793
Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C.
(6th Airborne Armd. Regt.)
6 Jun 1944
Son of Percy Edward & Dorothy Mary Done, of Malpas.
Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Private
Thomas Henry
FINCHETT
Worcestershire Regiment
(2nd Bn.)
12 Apr 1945
21
Maynamati War Cemetery, Bangladesh.
Flying Officer
Alexander Henry
HALL
151580
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(102 Sqdn.)
24 Apr 1944
27
Son of James & Harriett Mary Hall, of Malpas; husband of Ursula Eileen Hall.
Svino Churchyard, Denmark.
Guardsman
Harry
HEWITT
2611126
Grenadier Guards 14 Sep 1944
36
Son of Henry & Margaret Hewitt; husband of Rhoda Hewitt, of Croxton Green, Cholmondeley.
St Winifrede's Churchyard, Bickley.
Private
Jack
HUXLEY
T/1629022
Royal Army Service Corps 20 Apr 1944
34
Son of John & Jane Huxley, husband of Ena May Huxley, of West Kirby, Wirral, Cheshire.
Malpas Cemetery.
Sergeant
John Kilby
JONES
1066676
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(58 Sqdn.)
21 Feb 1945
22
Son of Richard Kilby Jones & Annie C Jones, of Edge.
Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
H
KEMP
Queen's Regiment
Private
Samual Thomas
MULLOCK
4035219
South Staffordshire Regiment 20 Nov 1944
32
Foster-son of William & Margaret Grinley; husband of Florence Mullock, of Malpas.
Naples War Cemetery, Italy.
Gunner
Albert George
Nevitt
14361705
Royal Artillery
(147 Essex Yeomanry Field Regt.)
11 Jun 1944
32
Son of Frederick & Martha Nevitt, of Malpas.
Tilly-sur-Seulles War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Lieutenant
Roger Carrington
OKELL
189039
Royal Armoured Corps
(9th Queen's Royal Lancers)
18 Oct 1942
21
Son of the Venerable Frank Jackson Okell, M.A., & Gertrude E. C. Okell, of the Rectory, Malpas.
Ramleh War Cemetery, Ramla, Israel.
L
PASSEY
Merchant Navy
Driver
Frank Lewis
ROWLANDS
T/124955
Royal Army Service Corps
(463 Water Tank Coy.)
2 Mar 1944
24
Son of Walter & Ellen Rowlands, of Oldcastle.
Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey.
Private
George
TURTLE
3779338
King's Liverpool Regiment
(13th Bn.)
23 Nov 1942
31
Son of Joseph & May Turtle, of Malpas.
Kirkee War Cemetery, India.
Private
Bernard
YOUNG
4123786
Cheshire Regiment 7/8 May 1941
Son of John & Annie Young, of Higher Wych.
Anfield Cemetery, Liverpool.

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