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War Memorials

Minera
Mwynglawdd

The Minera War Memorial commemorates those local people who died in World War I and World War II. It stands inside St. Mary's Parish Church, in the form of three brass plaques on black stone, and is wall-mounted. Is was made by H. N. Parry of Minera.

Minera War Memorial

Minera (Welsh: Mwynglawdd) is a village in the county borough of Wrexham on the edge of the moors. The area was part of the historic county of Denbighshire and its main industries were the mining of lead and lime. Between 1974 and 1996 is was part of the county of Clwyd.

THE BELLS IN THE TOWER OF THE CHURCH AND THIS TABLET
WERE ERECTED BY THE PARISHIONERS IN HONOURED MEMORY
OF THEIR FELLOW COUNTRYMEN WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918.

1914-1918 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Private
James Charles
ABEL
41268 & 69387
South Wales Borderers
(2nd Bn.)
formerly
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
26 Nov 1917 Son of Joseph & Catherine Abel, of Berwig, Minera. Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France.
Private
Edward William
BELLIS
5329
"B" Coy. 1st Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 25 Sep 1915 18 Son of Robert & Susannah Bellis, of The Wiltons, Minera. Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Corporal
John
BELTON
200403
1st/4th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 22 Mar 1918 Of Gorse, Gwynfryn, Minera. Son of Thomas Belton, of Lime Works, Minera. Hermies Hill British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Donald William CAPPER
19574
"A" Coy. 26th Bn. Royal Fusiliers 16 Aug 1916 21 Son of William Newton Capper & Clara P Capper, of Hurst Newton, Bersham. Born Bakerfield, California, USA. Berks Cemetery Extension, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen,  Belgium.
Private
Francis Daniel
FITZJOHN
472055
65th Bn. Canadian Infantry 23 Mar 1917 30 Born Overton, Flintshire. Son of Francis & Jane Fitzjohn, Minera. Also commemorated on the Overton War Memorial. Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Canada.
Thomas M
HUGHES
Harold
HUGHES
Edward Samuel
HUGHES
Lance Corporal
Charles
HOPE
87136
16th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 4 Nov 1918 21 Son of John & Mary Elizabeth Hope, of 11, Twenty Houses, Coedpoeth. Englefontaine British Cemetery, Nord, France.
Richard
JOHNSON
Edward
JONES
Private
Edwin
KIRKHAM
16/46352
The King's Liverpool Regiment 10 Aug 1916 Son of William & Mary Jane Kirkham, of Stud Farm, Bronwylfa, Wrexham. Born Lyneal, Ellesmere, Shropshire, England. Brother of Thomas Kirkham (below). Also commemorated on the Rhostyllen War Memorial. Holy Trinity Churchyard, Rhostyllen.
Private
Thomas
KIRKHAM
55544 & 1360
16th. Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
formerly
Welsh Horse
28 Apr 1918 24 Son of William & Mary Jane Kirkham, of Stud Farm, Bronwylfa, Wrexham. Born Lyneal, Ellesmere, Shropshire, England. Brother of Edwin Kirkam (above). Also commemorated on the Rhostyllen War Memorial. St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.
Private
Harry
LAMB
37323
1st 7th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers 22 Oct 1918 28 Son of Edwin & Ellen Lamb, of 22, Trevor Street, Wrexham. Formerly of Minera. Native of Cross Lanes, Wrexham. Belle Vue British Cemetery, Briastre, France.
Private
John Edward
LEE
31067
8th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 25 Jan 1917 21 Son of Frank Lee, of 8, Lloft Wen, Adwy, Coedpoeth. Basra Memorial, Iraq.
Company Sergeant Major
Robert Roland Griffiths
NEWMAN
8500
14th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 19 Sep 1918 42 Husband of Annie Newman, of 31, Waen Road, Coedpoeth. Bancourt British Cemetery, France.
Joseph
PARRY
John
ROBERTS
Of Mount Pleasant, Minera.
John
ROBERTS
Of Greenfield, Minera.
Private
Urias
ROBERTS
15588
1st/6th Welsh Regiment 11 Feb 1917 25 Son of Joseph Thomas & Elizabeth Roberts, of Higher Wilford, Wern, Bersham. Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, France.
Lance Corporal
Daniel
ROWLANDS

6887
1st/4th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 2 Jan 1917 Born Bersham. Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.
Private
Charles Peter THOMAS
16004
2nd Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 12 Jul 1918 36 Son of Henry & Ann Thomas; husband of Hannah Jane Thomas, of 6, Smelt Lane, Coedpoeth. Martinsart British Cemetery, France.
Private
George Henry WOODFINE
55024
2nd. Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 27 May 1917 Son of George & Sabrina Woodfine. Born Adwy, Coedpoeth. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

 

1939-1945 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Sergeant (W. Op./Air Gunner)
Elwyn Kyffin ROBERTS
915495
104 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 29 May 1942 23 Son of Robert Glyn & Jane Kyffin Roberts, of Rhostyllen. Also commemorated on the Rhostyllen War Memorial. Capuccini Naval Cemetery, Malta
Fusilier
Noel
WILLIAMS
4198314
7th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 17 Jul 1944 27 Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, Normandy, France.
Lance Bombardier
Thomas Ellis WILLIAMS
1593520
608 Searchlight Regiment Royal Artillery 23 May 1945 31 Son of Robert & M. Williams, of Minera. Groesbeek Memorial, Nijmegen, Netherlands.

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